What is Galentine's Day?

Feeling a little blue about Valentine’s Day? Getting annoyed by all the cute fuzzy animals that stare into your soul when you're just trying to get to the produce section at Walmart? How about celebrating Galentine’s Day?

Originating from the show Parks and Recreation, the holiday is celebrated on Feb. 13.

That's right ladies, ditch your gentlemen friends, single ladies included. Grab you best girlfriends and let these tips guide you as you celebrate Galentine’s Day.

Grab lots of snacks

Grab as much junk food as you can find. Popcorn, all of your favourite chips in every flavour, candy of all kinds (even the Valentine-themed kind they are selling these days). Lay them out in one big pile, and enjoy them! Cupcakes are my personal favourite, but if you want to go the extra mile, homemade sundaes are the best. Treat yo'self!

Share your dating stories

Yes, that’s right. Share it out loud. Whatever you are feeling. Tell stories about the funny ones, the bad ones, and the really romantic ones. This is a ladies-only version of Valentine’s Day. Sometimes sharing stories in a group can help a person move on, and especially if you are single and you just want to gush over the details of your friend's really cute relationship.

Line up at least two romantic movies

I love watching romantic comedies. Luckily, there are so many to pick from. Just try to avoid the ones where one of them dies - that might put a damper on the evening. My two best recommendations are When Harry Met Sally and The Princess Bride.

Do a small homemade card exchange

Yes, we all know that sometimes Valentine’s Day can be just a bit overrated, but a nice card with a small joke inside would make anyone’s day! You can also do a gift exchange, but cards are both budget-friendly and sentimental.

Remember: Valentine’s Day is a special day for everyone!

Yes, we all know Valentine’s Day is Hallmark's traditional day where we celebrate the “couple.” However, you can celebrate it with whomever you want. Tell someone you love them, either on Galentine’s Day or Valentine’s Day.

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