In the photo above is CeeCee Collins the President of the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance and Lauren Connolly revealing Lauren’s winning design at a recent event at City Hall. (Photo by David Miller/Loveland Magazine © 2024)

Loveland, Ohio – The 2014 Loveland Valentine Card was designed by Loveland artist Lauren Connolly and for the first time represents the world famous Loveland Castle, Chateau Laroche. (Read more about the castle HERE and HERE.)

The Valentine Program began in 1972 and has grown over the years to include a variety of Valentine community activities, as well as our nationally-known cachet stamping and postmark program.

Cards are out and about around town at the following locations:

  • Fleurish
  • Lemons and Limes
  • Trailside Provisions
  • Alley Boutique
  • Better Blends
  • Mile 42 Coffee
  • Hometown Cafe
  • Bike Trail Books
  • Whistle Stop Clay Works
  • City Hall
  • Union Savings Bank
  • Graeters
  • Pet Wants
  • and Kroger (soon).
The pricing is $2 each or 3 for $5. The Valentine Ladies will be stamping the cards with Loveland’s unique cachet at the Loveland Post Office from Feb 1st through February 12th, 10 AM until 4 PM on weekdays and until 2 PM on Saturdays.
About artist Lauren Connolly

Wildlife Photography, Painting, & Nature Journaling

Wildlife education through visual arts

Creating ways to connect to something wild!

“My passion is for conservation, and my mission is to create ways to use wildlife in visual arts to spark a desire in people to get outside and connect with the natural world.”

Maritime Studies Degree & Certified Remote Pilot (JL Aerial Views)

PADI S.C.U.B.A. Instructor & OH Certified Volunteer Naturalist

Pet Portrait Watercolor Artist & Explorer (WildDevelopments.

Read more about Lauren’s adventurous life…

For inquiries into my work or my availability, please use the form to contact me. I thank you for your interest, and I will do my best to get back to you soon! 

Email: [email protected]

Welcome to Wild Developments, a unique podcast inviting you on a profound journey connecting nature, art, and storytelling. Inspired by transformative experiences and a deep appreciation for the outdoors, our founder shares a personal story that led to a departure from a corporate career and a rekindled passion for visual arts. Amid the challenges of the pandemic, nature became a sanctuary, fostering connections through routine nature journaling, photography, and watercolor paintings. The podcast emerges as a bridge to unite people through the power of narrative, encouraging listeners to share their unique stories. In this collective journey toward healing and connection, Wild Developments inspires individuals to venture outside and embrace the transformative forces of nature.


How to send your Valentine for cachet stamping with the Loveland, Ohio postmark

Valentine Lady Linda Cox stamping Valentine Cards at the Loveland Post office. (Chamber Photo)

All valentines are hand-stamped with Loveland’s unique cachet, which is modeled after the year’s winning card, and then hand-cancelled with a special Loveland, Ohio postmark.

Each year, The ladies re-mail thousands of cards to all 50 states and many foreign countries. They also stamp wedding invitations throughout the year.

In a larger envelope send your prepared cards with the proper postage attached, the addressee, and your return address and they will add the romantic cachet stamp and the Loveland postmark.

Mail to:

The Valentine Lady
Little Miami River Chamber Alliance
113 Karl Brown Way, Second Floor
Loveland, OH 45140


ALL CARDS MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 11th to be mailed in time for Valentine’s Day.

If you’d like to personally drop off your Valentine cards for stamping, take them to the Post Office during the hours above or at the Chamber office at 514 West Loveland Avenue in the West Loveland Historic District next to Union Savings Bank. The phone number is: (513) 683-1544


Valentine Breakfast

Feb 9
8:30 AM – 10 AM
Join the Little Miami River Chamber Alliance along with the Loveland area business community & residents for our 2024 Valentine’s Day Breakfast Event at the Oasis Conference Center!

Join us as we honor and recognize our 2024:

-Valentine Lady
-Valentine Card Designer
-Poetry Contest Winners
-Valentino Coloring Contest Winners

There will be special entertainment and a full, hot breakfast! Come and see why everyone “Loves” Loveland, OH!



[Photo Album] “Ladies” kick off Loveland Valentine’s season

Interview with Becky Giver the 2024 Loveland Ohio Valentine Lady


Valentine’s Season is upon us in the Land of LOVE!
Parents: Need an activity for the long, cold weekend ahead? Check out our Valentino coloring contest and our poetry contest for all ages!

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