Send a Special Valentine's Day Message with Unique Canada Post Cancels

Feb 05, 2013, 09:03 ET from Canada Post

Valentine's Day cards from around the world sent via post offices in Love, SK, Saint-Valentin, QC, Cupids, NL, and Heart's Content, NL

OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and many are looking for romantic ways to show their appreciation for their sweethearts and loved ones. Four Canadian post offices are popular for the romantic at heart. With names like Love, Saint-Valentin, Cupids, and Heart's Content, you can see why. In the coming weeks, Postmasters from these small communities will cancel twice as much mail as usual because of their unique cancels. Romantics from across Canada and hailing from all corners of the world are already sending their love letters.

Love (SK): The Love post office has been serving the community since 1935 and making a romantic statement since 1984 when the first cancel was created. The village is home to about 100 people, and local postmistress, Connie Black-Sturby, takes great pride in her work, especially at this time of year. Tell someone you love them by sending a card through Love, Saskatchewan.

Saint-Valentin (QC): Canada Post's love story with the municipality of Saint-Valentin started in February 1994 when its special cancel was created. Each year, this little post office that serves about 500 residents sees thousands of mail items coming through for local, provincial, national and international destinations. Postmistress Liliane Baribeau handles all mail with great care. This is a great option for those who don't have a Valentine, but want to remind their loved ones how special they are.

Cupids (NL): As Valentine's Day approaches, many who have been struck by cupid's arrow send letters to the Cupids post office which serves about 800 people daily. Postmistress Donna Gibson sees many romantic gestures from across the country. Show your sweetheart that you have fallen for them with the Cupids cancel.

Heart's Content (NL): Another popular post office at this time of year is the one in Heart's Content, which serves about 700 people. The post office's cancel was created in 2003. Since then, thousands of people send letters to Heart's Content to show their lifelong sweetheart how special they are. Postmistress Joy Parrott is ready for the rush and looks forward to affixing the Heart's Content cancel on letters this year.

To obtain the special cancel on time for Valentine's Day, send your addressed card and affix postage. Place it in a larger envelope (with proper postage) and send to the post office of your choice (see address below).

Connie Black-Sturby, Postmistress
Canada Post, Love

Joy Parrott, Postmistress
Canada Post, Heart's Content
218 Main Road

Donna Gibson, Postmistress
Canada Post, Cupids

Lilianne Baribeau, Postmistress
Canada Post, Saint-Valentin

The postmark will be affixed and your greeting card sent to your Valentine. For a destination within the province, allow at least six working days for your card to reach the post office, be cancelled with the special postmark and reach your loved one. Allow more time for other destinations within or outside Canada.

SOURCE Canada Post