Valentines Day? Ugh. Forget it.
Amidst all the Roses chocolates and service station flowers, it’s easy to feel shitty on Valentines Day.
But before you plan a weekend of hiding tracksuit-panted on the couch, STOP.
There is an answer.
There is a day that will ease the sleazy, cheesy awkwardness of Valentines Day.
A day we can all get behind.
It’s Galentines Day. The day of ladies celebrating ladies.
In the words of its creator, Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) on the hit TV series Parks and Recreation, it’s the best day of the year.
A day to honour your lady friends? That’s probably the best idea we’ve ever heard.
Leslie’s Galentine’s Day celebrations are typically OTT, involving a lot of thoughtfully stuffed gift bags and a 50,000-word essay explaining why each of her girlfriends is so amazing.
And while we’re probably not all in a position to make mosaics of our friends’ faces from the crushed bottles of their favourite wine, the good news is that what began as a small segment on a TV show, is starting to catch on.
Because let’s face it: the very idea, the essence of Galentine’s Day is actually much more exciting (and a billion times better) than Valentine’s Day.