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San Antonio museum's adorable love letter service is back for Valentine's Day

San Antonio museum's love letter service is back for Valentine's Day

Pony Express Love Letters
Write your love a letter and send it via the Briscoe's modern-day Pony Express. Photo courtesy of Briscoe Western Art Museum

What better way to say hello to your sweetheart than with a hand-written note. Just in time for Valentine's Day, the Briscoe Western Art Museum's Pony Express Love Letters program is back for another year of heartfelt sentiments with historical flair.

Lovebirds simply have to drop by the Briscoe between January 31 and February 12 and compose a letter at one of the museums's writing stations, which are equipped with calligraphy pens, typewriters, stationary, and poetry collections. On February 14, the museum will hand-deliver the notes via bicycle messenger to downtown recipients, mimicking the personal touch of the Pony Express. If your recipient doesn't live downtown, letters will be sent via mail — all for free.

"The art of letter writing has almost disappeared in today's digital communications world," said Sharon Garcia, head of communications for the museum, in a release. "The Pony Express Love Letters program is a unique opportunity for our visitors to use tools like pens and vintage typewriters to create artful, meaningful expressions of love and friendship that will delight their recipients."

The Briscoe is partnering with other local businesses to make sure everything goes smoothly, from the San Antonio Calligraphy Guild, who will address the envelopes, to SATX Social Ride, who will serve as the modern-day Pony Express.

Museum hours are Tuesday from 10 am to 9 pm and Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm. Admission is $10 for adults, but everyone gets in free between 4-9 pm on Tuesdays.