Sweetheart City History
The city was founded in 1866 along the newly constructed line of the Colorado Central Railroad, near its crossing of the Big Thompson River. It was named in honor of William A.H. Loveland, the president of the Colorado Central Railroad.Valentine History
Loveland, Colo. has been re-mailing valentines
with a special cachet and postal cancellation since 1947. Since then, Loveland, Colo. has become world renown for its dedication to romance. The Sweetheart City captures the essence of romance via its Valentine Re-mailing
program with more than 130,000 cards each year from all 50 states and more than 110 countries!
With the Valentines that get mailed internationally through the city’s Valentine re-mailing program, an amorous feel due to our artistic roots (The city with heART), our acclaimed Fire & Ice Festival over the Valentine’s Day holiday, and a brand that screams romance, it was time we offered the opportunity for people around the globe to say ‘I DO’ in the most romantic city in the US – Loveland, Colorado!