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How to celebrate “Palentine’s Day”

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at JMU chapter.

February 14th is right around the corner; if this stresses you out or turns you into a Valentine’s Day-hater, try celebrating a day for pals!

“Parks and Recreation” made Galentine’s Day a popular holiday among women. Palentine’s Day is a gender-inclusive holiday to celebrate platonic love between friends! Here are some ways to celebrate it:

1. Pass out friendly baked goods

Cookies and cupcakes with hearts and romantic phrases are nice, but these phrases are so much more fun!

  • I like you
  • U R cool
  • palz

2. Give out cards

One of the things that made Valentine’s Day so fun back in the day was the fact that you got cards from your friends. Throw it back to elementary school by handing out “Palentines” to all your favorite people!

3. Get-together with your besties

No matter how much the internet has convinced you that everyone is in a relationship, there’s a good chance that many of your friends don’t have a date for the 14th. Show them your appreciation and love with a shindig celebrating your friendship!

There’s no wrong way to celebrate Palentine’s Day; you don’t even have to boycott Valentine’s Day! Just remember to spread the love to the friends that have your back all year long on a day when loneliness is hard to get away from.

Happy Palentine’s day!

Aleixka has a B.A. in Media Arts and Design and a minor in Spanish from James Madison University. She loves all things books, traveling, food, and photography.