With support from Royal Mail, the small village of Lover in Wiltshire is launching a campaign called ‘send a little love’ aimed at broadening the appeal of Valentine’s Day by encouraging the nation to send cards to everyone they have missed over the past year.
The villagers of Lover want to spark joy this Valentine’s day despite the ongoing impact of Covid-19 by providing their special Valentine’s Day Lover postmark on Valentine’s cards and letters that people can then send to a special someone, missed relatives, parted friends and lonely neighbours.
Royal Mail, which continues to deliver during the lockdown, is lending its full support to the village so that the nation can reach out in style. The service which provides a range of beautifully designed cards with personalised messages, is now fully online allowing cards to be sent anywhere in the world. (One even went as far as to a scientist working in Antarctica last year!)
The new designs featured on the cards this year include one featuring Stanley, the village mascot with the iconic rainbow symbol and another designed by the local pre-school featuring a cartoon child holding a bunch of heart balloons.
“This Valentine’s Day, as people everywhere show their affection for one another, Royal Mail is playing the amazingly important role we always do by delivering cards, letters and gifts across the UK. This year it’s even more important with many couples spending Valentine’s Day apart. Valentine’s Day is a wonderful opportunity to let that special person in your life know how much you love them. But this year, it’s also an opportunity to show your love and appreciation to family and friends. We are proud and pleased to play a part in this loving celebration that shares so much joy and happiness in these challenging times. There is something so special about receiving personal messages through the post and what a wonderful service Lover village is offering at just the right moment.”
– Nick Landon, Chief Commercial Officer, Royal Mail