What female friendships have meant the world to you? Which women lift your spirits simply through their presence? Good girlfriends can be one of life’s greatest gifts—and Galentine’s Day is a fun opportunity to recognize these ladies for the difference they make. Celebrated on February 13, this joyful holiday is dedicated to showing gratitude to the women who add something wonderful to every day.
Here are a few festive ways you can make Galentine’s Day special for the women in your life:
Send a handwritten card.
Add a little delight to a girlfriend’s mailbox with a card straight from the heart. Let her know that her late night phone calls always make your day. Or thank her for her constant wisdom and grace. Reflect on all the ways your friend’s light shines bright and write them in a note she can hold on to for years to come.
Plan a gathering of friends.
Galentine’s Day is a great time for a brunch get-together, a game night, or an afternoon coffee date. Call up a few ladies and invite them to share a bit of quality time. Use the opportunity to shower them with your love and create the kind of memories that only great girlfriends can.
Sprinkle happiness throughout the day.
Perhaps there’s a barista who shines from within? Or someone at your gym who always puts a smile on your face? Galentine’s Day is for acknowledging these women too, for showing gratitude to those who brighten your day and may not even know it. Tuck a few ThoughtFulls or playful Valentine’s Day cards into your purse and share cheer wherever you go.
Remind a child how special she is.
There’s something beautiful about girls seeing women celebrate other women. Dedicate this Galentine’s Day to a niece, a daughter, a neighbor, or a mentee. Share an inspiring children’s book. Or give her a bit of encouragement for the day ahead. And celebrate all that she is and all that she’s becoming.
How will you spend Galentine’s Day this year? Fill this February 13 with love, gratitude, and encouragement as you honor all the women you feel lucky to know.