Gather Your Gals: It’s Galentine’s Day!

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by Kim Hartman

We all know about Valentine’s Day—the 14th day of February dedicated to love, romance, and chocolate. Many claim it was manufactured by card manufacturers, florists, and chocolatiers; others say it started hundreds of years ago by a Christian saint, St. Valentine. Either way, if you’re like most of us, you probably have strong feelings about Valentine’s Day—you either love it or hate it! And those feelings might even change from year to year.

But no matter how you feel about Valentine’s Day, you can probably get behind a little “holiday” celebrated on Valentine’s Eve—something called Galentine’s Day.

What Is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is a day dedicated not to sweethearts, but to the special bond that can only be found between females. That’s right! Galentine’s Day is all about female friendship. Celebrated on February 13, it was started 13 years ago not by card manufacturers or a saint—but by a TV series character named Leslie Knope.

In season 2, episode 16 of Parks and Rec, which aired in 2010, Leslie gets a group of her girlfriends together for a waffle brunch. She explains, “Every February 13, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast style. Ladies celebrating ladies.”

And thus, Galentine’s Day was born.

What Do You Do on Galentine’s Day?

While Leslie Knope treated her friends to brunch, Galentine’s Day is really about you showing your friends how much you love them. So you can do anything you want! If brunch isn’t your thing, maybe you’d rather have a movie night with popcorn and treats. Or perhaps a fun evening out, away from the house, is just what you all need! Treat yourselves to a nice dinner at your favorite restaurant, dress to the nines, and spend quality time with your BFFs.

Honestly, the only rule for Galentine’s Day is to have fun with your favorite gal pals doing something you all love. You can come up with an annual tradition, or change it up every year—it’s up to you and your friends! The most important part is to celebrate your friendships and the importance of the women in your life.

Galentine’s Styling Inspo

Of course, we wouldn’t be Style Dots without some inspiration for your big Galentine’s night. Whether you’re going out or staying in, there’s always room for a little bling!

Galentine’s Look #1

Dotlet Hex Necklace
Berry Glitter Dotlet
Multi Bezel Necklace
Slide Chain
Wreath Slide

Galentine’s Look #2


Galentine’s Look #3

Gold Twisted Chain
Gold Multi Bezel Necklace
Gold Classic Dotlet Necklace
White Jessica Dotlet

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