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Our Valentine Program began in 1972 and has grown over the years to include a variety of Valentine community activities, as well as our nationally-known cachet stamping and postmark program.  Valentines are hand-stamped with our unique cachet, which is modeled after the year's winning card, and then hand-cancelled with a special Loveland, Ohio, postmark.  Each year, we re-mail thousands of cards to all 50 states and many foreign countries. We also stamp wedding invitations throughout the year.

To send your Valentines with our romantic cachet stamp and the Loveland postmark, prepare your cards, affixing proper postage, the addressee and your return address, and include them in a larger envelope addressed to:

The Valentine Lady

Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce

123 S. Second Street

Loveland, OH 45140

We will then stamp your cards with our cachet stamp, postmark them from Loveland, Ohio, and mail them for you.

If you'd like to personally drop off your Valentine cards for stamping, we'll be set up at the Loveland Post Office during the first two weeks in February from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday and 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Saturday.  This is a great volunteer opportunity for Chamber members to "grow your business" by helping us greet the public and stamp their Valentine cards at the post office.  Call the Chamber office at 683-1544 to sign up for a time slot.

Commemorative Loveland Valentine Cards can be purchased at the Chamber office, including our "stamping table" at the Loveland Post Office, the Loveland Kroger, Pizazz Studio, Loveland Sweets, Busy Bee Boutique, Cocoa Bites, Loveland Health Care Center, Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, The Lodge Retirement Community, and Vintage Market & Thrift.  Our commemorative Valentine card is sponsored by Loveland Health Care Center.

The Loveland Valentine Kickoff is held on the second Saturday in January at 11:00 am at the Loveland Kroger store.  Meet our newest Valentine Lady, former Valentine Ladies, and our winning Valentine Card artist who helps us unveil the new card design.  Our special limited edition Loveland Valentine cards go on sale that day.

Our Loveland Valentine Breakfast is a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine's Day in the Sweetheart of Ohio.  Join us for a lovely community breakfast on Valentine's Day, but be sure to register early!  This popular event sells out fast!  The Loveland Valentine Breakfast is sponsored by Oasis Golf Club and Conference Center.

Valentine Lady Nominations
 recognize women who have distinguished themselves in community, school, or family endeavors.  Being nominated for Valentine Lady is quite an honor!  The Valentine Lady is the ambassador for the Chamber's Valentine Program, and visits area businesses, nursing homes and schools, among her duties as Valentine Lady.  Click here for Valentine Lady Nomination rules.  Call the Chamber at 683-1544 to schedule a Valentine Lady visit at your school, business, or organization.

The Valentine Card Design Contest is held annually to create our special commemorative Valentine Card.  Our Valentine Committee selects the winning card design for our Loveland Valentine Card.  Cards are sold at the Chamber office and various locations in Loveland.  Click here for card design rules and entry form.  Our Loveland Valentine Card is sponsored by Loveland Health Care Center.

The Loveland Valentine Poetry Contest showcases winning poems that are published online at and may be printed in the Loveland Herald.  The poets also read their poems aloud at our exclusive community Loveland Valentine Breakfast. Please click here for a poetry contest flyer with the rules and guidelines.  The Loveland Valentine Poetry Contest is sponsored by the City of Loveland.  

Our Valentine Coloring Contest is great fun!  Decorate “Valentino ," our special little character with a lot of heart, and then look to see if yours is featured online at or printed in the Loveland Herald.  Our Valentine Coloring Contest is sponsored by Pizazz Studio, INC.

Enter your Business into the Valentine Window Decorating Contest!  This Valentine themed window decorating contest is to celebrate Loveland and this love inspired holiday. Participation in this contest also allows your business a chance to win a plaque from the Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce and the Valentine Ladies of Loveland. The theme is "There is nothing in this world so sweet as love." The deadline to decorate your business' windows is Febraury 1st. Please contact the Chamber to enter your business into the contest. This contest is sponsored by Loveland Arts Council


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Valentine Window Decorating Contest

Valentine Ladies

1982                Doris Pfiester

1982-88           Ruth Jackson
                       (Doris's daughter)

1989                Pat Randolph

1990                Rose Wene

1991                Martha Hockman

1992                Doris Osborne

1993                Kathryn Sidney

1994                Margaret Keifer

1995                Mary McDonnell

1996                Jo Ann Richardson

1997                Bobbie Books

1998                Barbara Dee

1999                Winona Franz

2000                Anne Fowler

2001                Marirose Stiver

2002                Patricia Furterer

2003                Kathryn Undercoffer

2004                Helen Gosch

2005                Lu Boike

2006                Peggy Goodwin

2007                Sue Newburger

2008                Kay Napier

2009                Linda Cox

2010                Bonnie Larson

2011                Avery (Winkie) Foster

2012                Jan Ranard

2013                Marge Henderson

2014                Janis Fogle

2015                Sue Lundy

2016                Laurie Gordon


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