VALENTINE, Texas (Nexstar) – Love is in the air year-round in the Texas town of Valentine, and for a few weeks every February, letters mailed from the Valentine Post Office receive a special postmark.
For over 30 years, the Valentine Post Office has offered a customized pictorial postmark to add extra thoughtfulness to that special Valentine. A new postmark design is selected every year from a contest held among local Valentine students.
This year’s artist is 8th grader Arturo A. Gutierrez, III. His design depicts two deer that fell in love.
Due to the remote location of the post office, most requests are received by mail from all over the country, as well as several requests each year from other countries around the world, according to a release.
A mail-in request is simple. Address the card to that special person, affix a First-Class Mail postage stamp, like the Love 2021 Forever Stamp, and put it into a larger envelope, also with appropriate postage. Address the larger envelope to:
VALENTINE’S DAY POSTMARK
311 W CALIFORNIA AVE
VALENTINE, TX 79854-9998
To make sure greeting cards receive the special postmark and are delivered in time for Valentine’s Day, requests should be sent to the address above by Feb. 5.