Be My Anti-Valentines! Lets celebrate Galentines Day instead!
Be My Anti-Valentine...
Now that the excess tinsel and crackers have been sold off and all the miniature plastic Australian flags have been put away, the supermarket shelves are suddenly filled with paraphernalia from my least favourite holiday...Valentine’s day.
Red heart baking dishes, aprons and teddy bears cram the shelves along with chocolate roses and tacky cards decorated with insincere greetings.
Valentine’s day can be fun, don’t get me wrong, but it often feels forced upon you which makes it a miserable day for anyone who is single or on rocky ground.
A little while ago I was watching Parks & Recreation and fell in love with the fictional holiday Galentine’s Day which was created by the main character Leslie Knope.
In the show Knope is all about strong, driven women in leadership roles and ladies supporting ladies, which is something that you don’t see often enough on TV.
Galentine’s Day is the perfect summary of this.
In Leslie Knopes own words Galentines day is ...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. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas."
So lets ditch Valentine’s Day and celebrate Galentine’s day instead!
4 things to do with your lady friends this Galentines Day
PS. if you love this post you might also like my Nasty Woman blog post for International Womens day. It is all about ladies supporting ladies and standing up for what you believe in! Read it here!