Royal Mail postwoman Shirli Valentine (44) is used to playing cupid in the area of Winton – near Bournemouth – every February.
As she prepares to deliver scores of Valentine’s Day cards and love letters this week, Mrs. Valentine, who has worked as a postwoman for 12 years, genuinely enjoys her designated role of spreading the love in the local community.
Mrs. Valentine commented: “I’m always kept very busy around Valentine’s Day, as cards in particular are very popular on my route. It’s nice to know that I’m seen as a local cupid of sorts!”
Wednesday 13th February is officially the last Royal Mail posting date before Valentine’s Day for 1st Class stamps, and Tuesday 12th for 2nd Class.