Picture this: you and your Valentine snuggling on a gorgeous sheepskin rug while enjoying a romantic indoor picnic. Candlelight and roses are optional.

If you organise the picnic, we'll try to organise the rug with the help of Cow Hide Co, who are offering one lucky winner the gift of luxury décor and comfort with two of their gorgeous sheepskin rugs/throws in IOL's #MyHeart competition.

Cow Hide Co.  is South Africa’s newest trendsetting online homeware store.  Their sheepskins’ self-regulate temperature of whoever is lying on it; if you are cold the sheepskin will keep you warm, and if you are hot it will keep you cool.   

They are also popular with parents as they use sheepskins for their baby cribs and with animal-lovers as they are also perfect for dog beds. 

Sheepskins, for humans and animals, also prevent bed sores and muscular pain.

Please note as this is a natural product so sizes and shapes of the sheepskins will vary.

How to enter our #MyHeart competition:

Tell us who you love and why: whether it's the love of your life, your BFF, your cat, your mom, your boss or your second-removed cousin on your grandmother's side, we want to know why you appreciate them so much. If you are our pick for the best story of the day, you will win one of our amazing prizes, which includes a 3 months supply of Duo Calm, and be entered into our grand prize draw sponsored by Protea Hotels by Marriott. 

Whether it's an urban escape, going off the beaten track or a romantic seaside soiree you’re after, Protea Hotels by Marriott has just what you're looking for. Visit  protea.marriott.com/valentines-day for some unbelievable couple's experiences and imagine the possibilities this Valentine’s month.  

So send an email to [email protected] telling us your #MyHeart story.

You can also DM us on Facebook or Twitter, or tag us on Instagram.

Or download our app on Android or IOS and use our MOJO feature to send us your entry.

TIP: The more words the better, and if you have pics and videos, you can send that too. 

The competition runs from February 1 to 28.

Winners will be notified by March 1.

Winners will be notified by email or phone, so please send us your contact details with your entry.

Competition Rules:

Selected story entries, pictures and videos will be published on iol.co.za and our social media pages. The winners' names will be published on our website and social media pages.

Your privacy is important to us. When you enter a competition with us, we ask for your name, email address and mobile number. We use email addresses to notify winners to let them know they have won a prize. We use the mobile numbers provided in order to contact the winner and for prize delivery.

The competition is only open to people residing in South Africa.

Employees of Independent Media, the sponsors & their agents, or any company associated with the competition & their immediate families are not eligible to enter. • Prizes are not redeemable for cash. •  The judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. •  Receipt of entries will not be acknowledged. • The entrant accepts that entry to the competition does not constitute a contract or any form of legal commitment between the entrant and IOL.