According to the BBC News round, one theory is the day gets its name from a famous saint, but there are several stories of who he was.
The popular belief about St Valentine is that he was a priest from Rome in the third century AD. Emperor Claudius II had banned marriage because he thought married men were bad soldiers. Valentine felt this was unfair, so he broke the rules and arranged marriages in secret. When Claudius found out, Valentine was thrown in jail and sentenced to death. There, he fell in love with the jailer’s daughter and when he was taken to be killed on 14 February he sent her a love letter signed “from your Valentine”. https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16945378
Modern day valentines’ day is the day we celebrate love, some may wish to buy their loved ones presents and cards. However, have you ever thought of the impact it may have on our environment. I don’t want to spoil the fun, but I thought I’d share some tips of ways we could make it Eco-friendly. Let’s show the world how much we love it too!
Home cooked meal – The old saying it is the thought that counts, well I think that’s true here. Why not show your partner how loved he/she is with a home cooked meal with locally sourced produce?
Chocolate – Who doesn’t love chocolate? I have found a lovely shop in the centre of Mansfield called Mother Earth – eco refill store. You should check it out. They have lovely valentines’ gifts starting from just £10.00 one of which includes Vegan hot chocolate jar, a bar of vegan chocolate and a homemade vegan short bread.
Jewellery – Maybe you want to get that extra special gift, there are some fantastic eco friendly jewellery shops.
Candles or pampering sets – Yes that’s right, you can even get these eco-friendly too.
What ever you decide to do this February the 14th we wish you a lovely Valentine’s Day filled with lots of Love.
Team AB Waste