Monday, February 09, 2009

Valentine Postmarks

More than a dozen Post Offices in communities with loved-themed names are offering special postmarks for Valentine’s Day according to a USPS press release.

Often these same towns are sent wedding invitations to be remailed.

MSNBC reports, "Romance, Arkansas Postmaster Angie Davis and Postmaster Relief June Sullivan postmark about 7,500 valentines and wedding invitations annually from as far away as Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain and Japan."

According to the Arkansas MSNBC affiliate, "A local preacher is on stand-by Valentines Day to renew vows. There also is a justice of the peace available within a two-hour notice to perform the nuptials.On Valentines Day 2008, two weddings took place; one in the Post Office Box section and the second out front by the flag pole."

Davis daughter, Megan, designed this years postmark (shown above).

Click here to see Post Offices offering customized postmarks
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM