Hey y’all! I’ve been caught up in a whirlwind of illness, work, and life. I’ll be back blogging about it soon but today I wanted to share this post my friend sent over about Galentine’s Day! It’s my second favorite TV created holiday after festivus, and here are a few ways to celebrate and reasons why you should!
Why You Should Be Celebrating Gal-entine’s Day
If you have good friends, you know how much of a blessing they are in your life. Luckily, there’s a holiday coming up that celebrates the love we have for our friends. No, not Valentine’s Day, the day before. Not sure what I’m referring to? Ever since “Parks and Rec” creator Amy Poehler crafted Gal-entine’s Day in one of the show’s hilarious episodes, besties across the globe have chosen to celebrate each other the day before the lover’s holiday. So go ahead and celebrate your best girlfriends and make Leslie Knope proud this February 13th. This holiday, dedicated to “ladies celebrating ladies” is designed to lift up the amazing women we’re surrounded with, and is a worthy holiday to put on your mommy-must-do list.
Are you trying to come up with some fun activities to take part in when the gals head over for your celebration? Consider trying your hand at some crafts that will have your creative juices flowing. Whether it’s putting together your very own candles or organizing little succulents into pots for the perfect office décor, you and your besties will definitely have a good time. The best part of this idea is that you’ll each get to keep a fun memento of your first celebration of this awesome holiday, and whenever you see it you’ll smile and remember how great your friends are.
Don’t Forget the Gifts
Grab some fun gifts for your girlfriends and make your first annual Gal-entine’s Day celebration one to remember—after all, you want to set the bar high for the years to come. My favorite types of gifts to give to my friends are the ones that I can personalize. Maybe it’s a charm bracelet that you can add trinkets to as the years and memories pile up, or perhaps it’s some cool wall art with their last name that they’ll hang with pride in their living room. Whatever you do, taking the time to put some thought into a customized present will definitely make your best friends feel appreciated, which we all need every once in a while.
If your best friend lives far away, you can still give nod to Gal-entine’s Day with a thoughtful Valentine’s Day gift delivery. She won’t see it coming and it will get her in the celebratory mood and ready to celebrate the Valentine’s Day weekend with her honey—fingers crossed you don’t outdo him in the gift department.
Take a Trip Together
If you are looking for a way to celebrate with your favorite people, taking a girl’s trip might be just the ticket. It doesn’t need to be somewhere exotic that costs an exorbitant amount; sometimes just heading to a town a few hours away can give us the escape we need and transport us into a different world. You can book last-minute on Hotelstonight.com and find a great deal that will provide you all the fun with none of the stress on your wallet. Because Valentine’s Day does fall the next day, you may prefer to plan your girl’s trip for the weekend before or after. After all, it’s not the date that matters, it’s the friendship you’ll have when you get there and the memories you create that will definitely last you a lifetime.
One of my favorite ways to spend time with my best friends is to partake in a little bit of indulgence. You can take this word and run with it how you want. If your crew is filled with gals that are suckers for massages, book some treatments with Massage Envy and spend the day relaxing and getting rejuvenated. Maybe indulgence means delicious treats for your group. If that’s the case, spend the evening whipping up some delicious cookies and laughing over good memories. Get together with your group and brainstorm some ideas—with all of you together, you never know what kind of shenanigans you’ll get into.
There’s always a reason to celebrate the people we love. Friendships are forever, and if you’ve been blessed with connections to amazing women, make sure you celebrate this blessing on February 13th. It might just become your new favorite holiday.