February 13th, 2006
In case you’d not noticed tomorrow is St Valentine’s day. Just in case you’ve not managed to sort something for your sweetheart, here’s a suggestion. The charity Good Gifts have a variety of unusual presents that show you care in more ways than one.
Here’s a selection from their catalogue:
5069 Affairs of the heart – £25 towards baby heart surgery in India.
5070 Play cupid – Give a young Rwandan Romeo the gift of a bride-price cow and allow him to get married (and live happily ever after) £85.
5071 The over-the-top bouquet – £350 buys you a grove of 300 native trees under planted with bluebells and primroses: you can name your grove and even help with the planting! All in the name of love.
3081: A meadow of flowers – because a bunch of flowers was not enough. (£20)
4002: A hive of bees – honey for your honey. (£20)
5037: A ewe – I love ewe. (£25)
If you’ve not sorted your card out yet, Susie Bright has a selection of old valentines for you to get creative with. Over at ecards you can learn to say ‘I love you’ in different languages, or send an electronic valentine. You can even design a quiz for your Valentine. You see, sometimes even research can be romantic.
And if you’re just an ol’ cynic about St Valentine’s day, then why not enjoy this clip?