Like a lot of people, we were pretty excited to wave goodbye to January and hello to February. Not because of any particular animosity towards January – though we are admittedly happy the days are getting longer – but because the second month of the year holds so much promise.
Snowdrops tentatively begin to push through the ground; we can celebrate (and inevitably commiserate) Scotland’s performance in the Six Nations; and, of course, come the morning of February 15th a whole host of couples will wake up newly engaged. Yay!
If you’re reading Tie the Knot Scotland as you plan your wedding, there’s a reasonable chance that your journey started on Valentine’s Day. Apparently one-fifth of couples currently married or engaged in the UK had the big question popped on 14th February. Well, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
If you or your other half have been umming and ahhing about getting down on one knee for a while now, we think we might have found the perfect excuse to seal the deal. This month, luxury jewellery chain Laings is planning to donate £50 to the British Heart Foundation for every piece sold from its exclusive Family collection. With a promise like that, you can make your partner the happiest person in the world and do your bit for charity. We like the sound of that.
The jeweller has chosen to support the British Heart Foundation as it is a charity that resonates personally with the Laing family. Heart and circulatory diseases currently kill one in four people in the UK, and the BHF works tirelessly to fund research to find cures and treatments for heart-related illnesses.
Of course, if you’re not planning on proposing any time soon, or if you’re just looking for a reason to treat yours truly, you can still get involved. Inspired by the ladies of the Laing family, the Family collection also features bracelets, earrings and necklaces, so you can give a beautiful gift to your beloved (or, you know, yourself) without pledging life-long commitment. Phew.
It’s the most romantic time of the year, so let that someone special know how you feel about them while helping Laings and the British Heart Foundation end heartbreak forever – it’s a win, win situation!