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Celebrate love on St Dwynwen's Day, 25 January

Love spoons
Love spoons have been a traditional token of affection for centuries

We celebrate love early in Wales! Here are some ideas of how you can get romantic for St Dwynwen's day on 25 January.

Commission a poem

If you'd like to send a romantic message, but lack the poetic inspiration, Gwynedd Literature Promotion is offering a special service with the help of poet, Menna Elfyn.

"If you want to send a specially commissioned poem to your partner, husband or wife, and a card and e-card designed by artist Catrin Meirion please contact me as soon as possible," said Gwen Lasarus, the Gwynedd Literature Promoter, as only 70 cards will be produced.

To order your free card, contact Gwen Lasarus, Gwynedd Literature Promoter on: gwenlasarus@gwynedd.gov.uk or call 01286 679465.

Make your own gifts

Alternatively, you could get creative and make a hand-made St Dwynwen's Day present yourself.

On 23 January and 6 February, workshops and courses in arts and crafts will be held at Glynllifon Country Park near Caernarfon. There will be experts on hand in wire work and stringing for jewellery making, needlework and embroidery, wood carving, environmental art and stone mosaic-making.

Places are limited on the all-day courses. Call 01286 830839 for more information.

Receive a lovespoon in the sky

Love lifts you up, they say, and passengers flying from Cardif to Anglesey with Highland Airways on 25 January will be presented with love spoons in honour of St Dwynwen.

Love spoons have been given as courting gifts between lovers in Wales since the 17th century and Anglesey County Council tourism officer, Medi Parry, wants to continue the tradition.

"It's appropriate that we give passengers these gifts as the story of Dwynwen originates on Llanddwyn Island, Anglesey. It's a great opportunity for us to celebrate and be proud of our culture."

Something for nature lovers

Love Welsh Wildlife Walks invite you to get intimate with nature this St Dwynwen's Day at RSPB Conwy, Llandudno Junction.

Book ahead on 01492 584091 for a Welsh guided walk at 11am, and a bilingual guide at 2pm.

Web: www.rspb.org.uk/conwy/

If you know of any more romantic events for St Dwynwen's Day, get in touch.

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