Make your lover’s friends green with envy this Valentine’s Day

Chocolates, flowers, blah blah blah! Don’t fancy queuing up outside the cinema to see this year’s romantic comedy, ‘Valentine’s day’? No, neither do we. Let’s be honest, a lot of Valentine’s Day stuff is tacky, cliched and sometimes a bit embarrassing. There must be a better way.

Two loveable facts you probably didn’t know…

1. Are you familiar with the phrase “to wear your heart on your sleeve”? Apparently, in the middle ages, men and women drew the names from a bowl to see who would be their Valentine. They would wear this name pinned to their sleeves for a week to show other people their feelings.

2. The Taj Mahal in India was built as a symbol of eternal love by Emperor Shahjahan as a memorial to his wife, taking almost 22 years and over 20,000 men to build? Now that’s a Valentine’s gift!

At Healthy Planet, however, we’ve come up with a much easier way to express your true feelings.

Where is the love? The romantic island of Galesnjak

If you’ve ever had your heart broken or if you’re truly lucky in love, then we’re giving you the chance to win the most romatic landmark in the world – the Croatian island of Galesnjak – and a weekend break in Paris for two, thanks to our delightful sponsors at Flight Centre. Enter our Facebook competition for a chance to win the heart-shaped island of Galesnjak for you and your sweetheart for a year (virtually, of course) and a real Eurostar weekend in PARIS for two!

Simply submit a photo of your most romantic, or heartbreaking, moment to be in with a chance to win. Visit our Valentine’s competition Facebook page for details.

And even for the unlucky among you

Forget cheesy Valentine’s gifts, find a new and unique way to show your commitment to someone. If someone means the world to you, we think a virtual plot of land from anywhere in the world will be just the ticket. You’ll get your pick of the most beautiful protected parks on GoogleEarth, where you can add a photo to personalise the most sustainable of gifts. Find out more at www.healthyplanet.org/valentines

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