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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 9:00 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, The UPS Store, Union Savings Bank, Loveland Health Care Center, Greater Loveland Historical Society Museum, LCNB and The Lodge Retirement Community. 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 http://communitypress.cincinnati.com/ 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. Click here to see the 2011 winners.
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 http://communitypress.cincinnati.com or printed in the Loveland Herald. Our Valentine Coloring Contest is sponsored by Kings VW of Loveland. Click here to see the 2011 winners.
Valentine Breakfast Sponsor
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Valentino Coloring Contest Sponsor
1982 Doris Pfiester
1982-88 Ruth Jackson
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