Don't blink, because your opportunity at professing your love for someone, for all of Loveland to see, could pass you by.

'Dan 💓 Lisa,' 'Chuckles Adores Sunshine,' 'Mark & Becky, 35 Years,' are just a few of the hearts you are bound to see during the Valentine Hearts season of 2022; but to get your message out, you'd better move quick.

How Much Are The Hearts?

For the 2021 season they were priced at $60. The Thompson Valley Rotary uses the funds to help out children in the Loveland community and abroad.

How Long Has This Been Going on?

Since the 1970's. The Thompson Valley Rotary has been in charge of the program since the 2000's.

What Can I Put on a Heart?

You get 25 characters; keep it clean.

Where Do They Place the Hearts?

They get put up on streetlights primarily along Lincoln Avenue, Cleveland Avenue and Eisenhower Boulevard.

Can I Keep the Heart?

No. They recycle them each year.

I have two stories about these hearts.

  • The only one I've ever purchased, I purchased for a girl I was dating at the time (the hearts cost $40 at the time,) who broke up with my right before Valentines.
  • The second, is how one year for a radio thing, I went around asking the city staffers that were taking down the hearts  if any of the hearts had mentioned me; It was pretty funny.

The hearts aren't always about couples; many are originations or businesses thanking the people of Loveland.

When Do They Go on Sale?

December 1, 2021. You could make it a Christmas present: 'Look what I got you!' Hopefully, going off of my own experience, you don't break up before that.

Where Do I Get a Heart?

From Thompson Valley Rotary HERE.

Loveland Used to Love The Outlets - There are Only 15 Stores There Now - These Ones

The Outlets at Loveland opened in 1994, and was a real 'hot spot' in its day. 27 years later, here in the fall of 2021, things have cooled, but stores remain.

Loveland is Not Nearly as Small at These TINY Colorado Towns

In a tiny town, where do you go to shop? Is there anywhere to go out to eat? And, given there aren't many people living in many of these tiny towns, is there even anything to do?

For those select few (and I do mean few) that live in these tiny towns, I have so many questions... the main one being, how do you do it?

From (lack of) population to significant earthquake activity - there are multiple reasons why I, personally, could never live in a tiny town.

Could you?

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