Does there have to be a competition between Galentine’s Day and Valentine’s Day? Well Sunshine, I’m glad you asked. Honestly, I don’t think so. Do what works for you and what you like best. Honestly, in the words of the great poet Cardi B, “I can get ’em both, I don’t wanna choose”
Singles don’t need to go out of their way to prove that they don’t care about Valentine’s Day and couples don’t need to feel like they are missing out on some aspect of freedom because they lost their singleness. I’m realizing more and more that there is some sort of US vs THEM mentality between those who have a relationship and those who have not.
I’m here to tell you it’s not that deep. However, if you must choose, let me help you out.
Galentine’s Day is a celebration of your girls and sisterhood. It’s typically celebrated on February 13th with your female friends. You can also use this day to show love to any special woman in your life. Grandam, mom, aunt, sister, cousin, and niece have entered the chat…lol This year Galentine’s Day fell on a Sunday, super bowl Sunday at that. I watched the game with friends and loved on my gurls. It was indeed a fun night.
Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love, usually romantic, BUT it doesn’t have to be. It is celebrated on February 14th. I love seeing all the romantic gestures on social media. It warms my heart. I do wish men received a little more love. I find that this holiday can be very female focused. I didn’t have much planned or any expectations. I ended up giving my female coworkers roses and my male coworkers pink snow cakes. After work I had plans to take myself to lunch and buy a perfume I’ve been wanting for a while. About 1/2 way through the day I realized, I was exhausted from super bowl activities the night prior. Instead, I decided to grab some Caribbean food, take a nap, and watch some tv. It was perfect. I have zero complaints.
However, you decided to celebrate, I hope you felt loved and showed someone some love.
Let Your Love Light Shine!