We’ve all heard of Valentine’s Day, which takes place on 14 February and celebrates lovers everywhere. But what’s Galentine’s Day?
It’s a special day that’s only recently been recognised, but its sentiments are just as important and meaningful as Valentine’s Day.
Let’s take a look at the meaning behind the day and discover what you can do to celebrate it!
The her-story of Galentine’s Day
The term 'Galentine’s Day' was first coined in the popular American comedy show Parks and Recreation in 2010 when the character Leslie Knope declared, ‘What's Galentine's Day? Oh, it's only the best day of the year. Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies’.
The concept soon caught on in the United States and then worldwide, and it is becoming increasingly popular in Aus too!
So ‘ladies celebrating ladies’ sums it up neatly: it’s a day dedicated to recognising the awesome females in your life and simply revelling in their many amazing qualities.
How to celebrate Galentine’s Day
Celebrating Galentine’s Day is all about recognising achievements and friendships and having fun too! There are lots of ways you can capture the spirit of the day…here’s how:
Keep it authentic
Just like Leslie did in Parks and Recreation, why not throw a celebratory brunch for your girl squad?
Include all those foods you know your girlfriends will love, from hot waffles, fresh fruit and frittatas through to a specially decorated cake.
Use it as an opportunity to tell your female besties why you think they’re awesome and express how much they mean to you.
Keep it personal
If you can’t get together in person, why not send a customised gift box straight to your best female buddy?
Fill it with small but thoughtful gifts that reflect your friend’s taste, and include a personalised message celebrating Galentine’s Day and their own awesomeness!
They’ll love the sentiment behind a special gift box, and it’ll make their Galentine’s Day when it drops through their door!
Keep it heartfelt
Just like Valentine’s cards are an expression of romantic love, Galentine’s cards can express your admiration and platonic love for your female friends.
An attractive card with a short, meaningful message will lift the spirits and remind your girlfriend that she has a true admirer in you.
You don’t have to stick to a simple card. If you’re feeling creative, write a witty poem or article about your female friend and circulate it on social media…just so that the whole world knows how amazing she is!
Make Galentine’s Day your newest tradition
If you haven’t celebrated Galentine’s Day before…now’s your chance! Choose one of our ideas to mark the occasion, or think up your own unique ways to celebrate in style.
So make Galentine’s Day your newest tradition…it’s the perfect excuse to celebrate those fabulous females in your life!