Galentines Day – It’s only the best day of the year

It’s only the best day of the year, it’s Galentines. I may not be single, but I do know that there will be someone reading this post that is. I may be spending Valentines Day with my boyfriend – But honestly, I’m not really sure as I may be starting a job soon (*fingers crossed* this second interview goes well). Regardles, we don’t like making a fuss and I’m here to tell you why that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Galentines Day is all about celebrating the women in your life.

Coined by Leslie Knope of Parks and Recreation, it’s a must for all the single ladies and heck ladies that aren’t seeing their significant other this year. Whether it’s a trip to the cinema with your girls or a binge fest at TGI Fridays, celebrating Galentines should be appreciated. I personally am not all that into Valentines Day, it’s just a personal preference, but I am into cheering up your girls that are saddened by being single on this holiday. At the end of the day, make Valentines your own.

If you ask me, you probably don’t want to be struck by Cupid’s bow because that God was one manipulative bitch in Ancient History. Galentines is by ladies for ladies – You don’t have to do much, but celebrating the women in your life (rather than your spouse/partner/boyfriend) is important. People forget that and it’s really sad.

I seriously don’t know how my everyday life would be without my hometown gals. They can pick me up instantly and both of them are practically glued to their phone, so that helps. We pick each other up in hard times and it’s so needed when you’re a girl in your twenties fumbling around and you have no idea where your life is going to take you next.

When you hit your twenties, your parents become your best friends. I appreciate them so much, for driving down to Bangor and picking me up as I sobbed about various things that had happened to me. If you’re lucky enough to have a mum that is there always. Give her some love this Galentines.

When you think about it, anniversaries, weddings, and Valentines Day are all centered around your other half and don’t get me started how commercial Valentines Day is the most cis, heterosexual exclusive celebration in the world.

Anddddd, I’m going to share the love with some fellow bloggers now:

What happened to friends eh? Hug them close.


6 comments so far.
  • Adaleta Avdic

    Galentine’s Day is the absolute best! 😉 xx

  • I love the idea of Galentine’s Day! I remember when I was single and it felt like the worst day in the world – best to avoid facebook at all costs for everyone showing off huge bouquets of flowers and gifts!

    Laura xx | Loved By Laura

    • Right?! Yes I remember those days, I used to get so angry seeing couples out and about on it lol! I’ll be avoiding Facebook at all costs lol. xx

  • I hate valentines day but absolutely love the idea of galentines it is such a great way to celebrate the awesome ladies in your life.

    Emma Inks

    • Definitely! Galentines is so much better haha 😛 x


I’m Eleanor, a UK Manchester based Lifestyle & Beauty Blogger. I write about beauty products, feminism, mental health and my adventures in the big city of MCR.