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valentines instructions

Send a handwritten letter, note or handmade card. Everyone feels extra special when they receive handmade, individually created Valentine. Envelopes are not required.


Keep your cards to a size of 8 1/2 “x 11” or under for ease in shipping and distribution.


Cards cannot include glitter, food, or candy, but there are still many ways to personalize a handmade card. Write a message on them and say, “Thank you”, tell them about yourself and wish them a Happy Valentine’s Day! Our Troops, spend a lot of time away from their loved ones and friends, so let them know you appreciate them. Please feel free to share this with everyone you know!

Our Military personnel love to communicate with you! You can include your school, church, or organization name, address and/or email contact on each card so recipients can write back. Cards from children/students may include a first name only. If you do not receive a reply from a Service Member, do not be discouraged. Remember: Our troops are busy!

Photos of the sender, sender’s family, church, or classroom participants can add a personal touch to your card.

Keep your messages positive! Start with a salutation, such as “Dear Hero” or “Dear Brave One”. All cards will be screened.

Do not put individual Valentines in sealed envelopes. Bundle cards and send in a single large envelope or box containing all the Valentines to:

For schools, churches, and retirement homes


Contact Jeremy McIntire at 330-352-0487 or [email protected]; or Claire McIntire at 330-618-7586 or [email protected] and we will arrange to pick up the Valentines.


For Residents


For residents who wish to make and send Valentine cards they may be dropped off from NOW thru January 26, 2024, there will be a drop box located at:


Stow City Hall 3760 Darrow Rd, Stow, OH 44224 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 4:30pm.


A second drop box will be located on the front porch of:

1904 Baker Ln, Stow, OH 44224