What is Galentine’s Day?

Galentine’s Day is a day to celebrate the gals (and guys) in your life just a little more than usual. It’s a celebration of love and friendship for all the special people in your life. Meaningfully, it occurs on February 13th, the day before Valentine’s Day. According to a recent survey of 2,000 female Americans, 56% would rather be trapped in quarantine with their closest female friend over a romantic partner — including 60% of millennials between the ages of 24 to 39. 

And an overwhelming 89% of respondents said that their friendships with other women are important to them, with almost a quarter (23%) calling them “essential.”

Of those polled, 47% believe that the pandemic has brought them closer to their best female friend, and 45% communicate with their best friend more now than they used to before the pandemic. Yet another 54% — including 60% of millennials – have developed a new best friendship as a result of becoming close with someone else during the pandemic.

The survey, commissioned by BloomsyBox and conducted by OnePoll, also revealed that the typical woman has known her best female friend for an average of 12 years.  In contrast, only eight percent of respondents said that they have no close female friendships in their lives. But regardless of gender, 59% of women said that the pandemic made them realize that their current best friend will be in their life forever. 


Did you know?

It was actually created by a fictional character from Parks & Recreation - Leslie Knope! Even though the episode aired in 2010 and is a made-up holiday, many people started embracing  it and celebrating. “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.”

While Leslie Knope took this opportunity to celebrate her lady friends, this holiday is for anyone who sticks by you no matter what. It’s not specifically for ladies, but let’s face it - we all know a very special lady or two (or ten) who would love to feel some extra appreciation this Galentine’s Day!


How do I celebrate Galentine’s Day?

First off: if you want to celebrate, you don’t need to buy presents. At the heart of this holiday is vocalizing appreciation for the non-romantic friends and people in your life that you hold deep affection for - so tell them how you feel about them! That’s the most important part of Galentine’s Day.


However, it’s always nice to give and receive a token of that affection. What’s better than flowers?! Everyone (including gents) loves something fresh and beautiful in their home, especially when they’re probably home all day. Plus, is there anything much safer than a contactless flower delivery? With secure packing and farm-fresh blooms shipped right to your door, you’ll know that your blooms will be safely delivered to your best Galentine.  


The right flowers for your Galentine 

Your ride-or-die

This gal deserves big, bold flowers to know how much she means to you. The Tropical Treasure bouquet delivers that in spades, plus a great vase life to boot. 

The best shoulder to cry on

Roses and alstroemerias combined are a classic combination, just like you and your gal. Show her how much you appreciate her being there for you with a beautiful array of colors from these two gorgeous flowers. 

Millennial plant parent

We all know that one person who doesn’t really love fresh flowers, but you know what they probably do love? Houseplants. Give them what they really want with a striking red anthurium grown in the USA and delivered safe and sound right to their door. 

Boss lady

This gal is making serious money moves! What better to suit her entrepreneurial spirit than a Lucky Money Tree? She’ll love having it in her office and she’ll love knowing you have her back even more. 

Gal who’s really crushed this year

Life is tough, but you know what’s tougher? This gal. She’s a ray of sunshine and hope in dark times and you’re so proud of everything she’s done. Show her with bright sunflowers! She’ll love them for sure. 

The dreamer

This gal gets lost in her thoughts just staring out the window. Give her something beautiful to gaze at with the Barcelona Coral Phalaenopsis orchid, complete with planter. 

The rose lover

If she loves roses, she won’t be able to look away from these gorgeous garden roses. It’s not every day you find roses like this with a unique trefoil pattern on the interior and wish a vibrant magenta color. She’ll know how much you love her too with this gift!


Show the other ladies in your life some love

Galentine’s Day isn’t just for your girlfriends!

It has turned into the perfect prime opportunity to show those special ladies in your life who have been with you the longest how much you love them. Sending the gals in your family a sweet token of your love will brighten their day more than you know! Your mom, sister, grandma, and sister-in-law would all love some gorgeous Galentine's Day flowers  sent their way.


Virtual girls' night out

Although you cannot always be with your ladies on Galentine’s Day to catch dinner or drinks, you can still hang out and celebrate virtually! Catching up via a Zoom happy hour, making your Galentine a sweet Spotify playlist, and making a list of recipes you think they’d love to make are just a few things you can do together! According to a recent survey, there are many different ways female friends are connecting. 


How are women connecting to friends in quarantine?

1) Talking on the phone (51%)

2) Sending text messages (46%)

3) Sharing funny memes or videos (45%)

4) Sending social media messages (41%)

5) Talking on video chat (38%)

6) Sending a postcard, greeting card or letter (30%)

7) Playing online games together (27%)

8) Sending a gift or care package (25%)

9) Meeting in a safe, socially distanced setting (18%)

10) Scheduling remote activities together (16%)

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