It’s that time of year again when Cupid makes his annual debut, rose bushes are chopped bare of their blooms and pink Hallmark cards are bought by the masses. But what if there was a simple way to show your affection and enhance that cheesy Hallmark card that just doesn’t quite do justice to the love you share?
Valentine, Texas holds the key to just that.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking already: Valentine, Texas? Is there really such a thing? I hope you’re not suggesting I drive there just to experience the name. Don’t worry, I’m not going to suggest you pack your bags and take a Valentine’s road trip to west Texas (though that could be fun!) when there is a better way to bring Valentine,Texas to you!
Though Valentine, Texas is home to just over 200 people and sees an average of 100 pieces of mail a day, around Cupid’s holiday there is an influx to up to 2,000 cards a day. Why? Because there is no better, creative way to make your Hallmark card an “official” Valentine’s card than with a postmark and cancellation stamp from Valentine, TX! It’s not to late to join in the fun. Here’s what you need to do:
1. Locate the perfect valentine card that expresses everything your heart wants to say to that special someone (or, write a letter of your own! I am in full support of unique and personal love letters from the heart).
2. Next, find a pink, white, or other light-colored envelope for the card or letter to be placed in (the Valentine stamp is red, so it won’t be seen on a red envelope), and address it to the one you love. Be sure to place a postage stamp on your card, as Valentine, TX will just be stamping a cancellation stamp on top of it, not adding a separate stamp.
3. Place your addressed card inside another larger envelope, and address it to:
Valentine Re-mailing Program
Valentine, Texas 79854
Lastly, prepare to share the story with your special someone as to why their card is one of the few truly “official” valentines cards out there!