Can Valentine’s Day Lead to Happiness?

Did the 2012 holiday season come and go in a rush? Are you feeling guilty about the holiday cards hung cheerfully on your door or mantel t2008 All Hearthat you never returned? If so, it’s not too late to send an annual greeting to your friends and family.

In her best-selling book The Happiness Project, Gretchen Rubin describes how she sends out Valentine’s Day cards as an alternative to a December holiday greeting:

As happens to many people, about five minutes after Eliza was born, I was possessed with an irresistible urge to send out yearly holiday cards. In a decision born more out of desperation than originality, I’d decided to make a tradition of sending cards in February for Valentine’s Day, instead of in December, when life is crazy.

We love sending cards every December, but the idea of annual Valentine’s greetings is too fun to resist. Think about it: Valentine’s Day cards won’t get lost in the rush of the December holiday season. Plus, USPS issues a new stamp in the Love series every year, so your envelopes will be just as jolly and holiday-specific as those mailed in December.

This year’s Sealed With Love Forever® stamp is now available online and in Post Offices nationwide. For the procrastinators among us, that means we’ve got one week to get Valentine’s Day cards stamped and in the mail. One week to start a new annual tradition.

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About USPS Stamps

The Postal Service™ is proud of its role in portraying the American experience to a world audience through the issuance of postage stamps and postal stationery. Each year the Postal Service issues commemorative stamps reflecting subjects of national significance and appeal. More than 160 years of stamp development has yielded an incredible archive of imagery and commentary reflecting American culture and society. Even in this fast-changing world, stamps are still a versatile and convenient method of postage. And stamp collecting is a lifetime hobby that is fun and educational for all ages. Stamp collecting is easy to start without a big investment. It is also a great way to learn about the world and its many wonders, opening the door to an exciting universe of history, science, geography, the arts, technology, and sports. Our mission is to provide universal service that is prompt, reliable, efficient, affordable, and self-sustaining. Throughout its history the Postal Service has grown with the nation, binding it together by ensuring that everyone, everywhere, has the same ability to communicate regardless of technological change.

One thought on “Can Valentine’s Day Lead to Happiness?

  1. Lovely illustration! A letter or card does give Valentines an extra meaning for couples who are apart, and for singletons wishing to remain anonymous!

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