VALENTINES, GALENTINES, PALENTINES & MORE! HOW TO CELEBRATE THE SEASON OF LOVE IN ALL ITS MANY FORMS
February is the month of love. But we’re not just talking about Valentines day and romance. We’re talking about gal gangs, friendships and arguably the most important kind of all – self-love.
But don’t worry if you’re a Palentines Day newbie or have yet to get your head around Singles Awareness Day. Because we’re here to give you the lowdown on all the ways to spread love this season, whether you’re coupled up or flying solo!
What Is Galentines Day?
Only the best day of the year! A day when it’s time to forget all about romantic love interests and celebrate the kickass women in your life – especially your besties!
The point of Galentines Day is to shower your girlfriends (whether they’re single or not) with all the love and attention they deserve. We know you don’t need a dedicated holiday to show your girl gang how much they mean to you, but any excuse to get together and celebrate female empowerment gets a big yes from us!
When Is Galentines Day and How Do You Celebrate?
This ultimate girls night falls on the 13 th of February, the day before Valentines Day. And the great news is that you can celebrate it however you like!
You might want to gather all your gals together for a movie or DIY spa night. Or glam up together with the help of our affordable party styles collection - featuring CZ huggie hoops and celestial inspired designs - before hitting the town for dinner and cocktails. This is your day babes so celebrate your style, your way!
But what if some of your besties are long distance we hear you cry? You can still mark the occasion with a proper catch up over video chat. Or surprise them by gifting them a pair of our mini Venus stainless steel studs. These dinky delights scream girl power and are available as both silver stud earrings and gold stud earrings.
Or get personal with the help of our personalised pendant necklaces where you can layer up birthstone crystals with initial pendants to create the ultimate friendship gift. Get extra points for the fact that initial necklaces and letter necklaces are seriously in right now!
Want to send gifts to more than one of your besties? Spread the joy and save some serious cash by checking out our build your own bundle offer.
What Is Palentines Day?
Galentine's Day sound a bit too exclusive? No worries. Palentines Day has your back instead.
Just like Galentines, Palentines Day is held on the 13 th of Feb and celebrates platonic love between friends.
It’s essentially exactly the same thing as G-Day but recognises friendship groups made up of people of all genders, not just gals.
Celebrate by hosting a games night, dinner party or by surprising your nearest and dearest with a surprise care package featuring their favourite things. Our Friendship Knot hypoallergenic stud earrings would add a lovely touch too! And remember, you don’t need to be single to celebrate – anyone can take a day to recognise the importance of friendship.
Staying on the personalised theme, a birthstone necklace or another piece of birthstone jewellery is another way of showing that you have taken extra time and care to pick something with a special meaning to the wearer. We've made birthstone gifting easy for you with our birthstone gift set - just select the month you need.
Whether it's a chain necklace with a birthstone pendant or a gorgeous pair of birthstone stud earrings, you’ll find a bright and vibrant piece for every month of the year in our range. There’s even the option to add on a letter charm to make it a truly individual piece.
What Is Valentines Day?
Come on guys, we know you don’t really need this one explaining! Love it or loathe it, there’s no escaping the outpouring of romance on February the 14 th ! Call us suckers for love but we’ll always have a soft spot for Valentines Day. Afterall, with the pace of modern day life, who doesn’t appreciate a reminder to stop and appreciate that special someone?
For all you fellow romantics, we have lots of heart-shaped jewellery to spoil your loved ones with this Valentines Day. From delicate Heart Ear Climber Earrings to edgy Heart Cartilage Studs, we’ve got something to suit everyone’s style. Or for a unique twist, opt for one of our heart chakra necklaces – the perfect gift for anyone with a more quirky, individual sense of style.
What Is Random Acts of Kindness Day and How Do You Celebrate?
Just when you thought February couldn’t get any more loved-up, we have another date for your diary to spread some more positivity. Random Acts of Kindness Day is celebrated on February 17 th .
The aim of the day is simple – to bring smiles to the faces of those around us with spontaneous deeds of loveliness.
The focus is slightly different than the other dates on our list as you’re encouraged to extend your thoughtful gestures to strangers as well as friends and family.
What Is Singles Awareness Day?
We’ve talked a lot about celebrating relationships with other people. But what about celebrating the most important relationship of all – the one with yourself!
Luckily, there is a day that’s designed to help with that too. Singles Awareness Day is an unofficial, tongue- in-cheek holiday which invites you to embrace the freedom of being single and focus on YOU!
It’s an important reminder that you don’t need a partner to happy. You’re still significant with or without a “significant other.”
When is Singles Awareness Day and How Do You Celebrate?
Singles Awareness Day is celebrated the day after Valentines Day on February 15th. Which makes it the perfect antidote to the previous days’ focus on romantic love.
Focus your celebrations around self-care, self-love, and embracing your single status.
Here are some ideas.
Treat yourself to a spa day, your favourite foods, or simply a relaxing bath (with plenty of bubbles and essential oils!). This is your excuse to self-indulge!
Find space to reflect on your personal growth and achievements. Write down positive affirmations to remind you of your strength.
Try a Solo Activity:
Take yourself out on a date and enjoy a day at a museum or in your favourite café. Or do what makes you happy whether it’s reading a book or watching your favourite show on Netflix.
Now’s the time to treat yourself to something you’d usually only gift other people. Think a pretty bunch of flowers. Or better still, an everlasting piece of floral jewellery – check out our daisy stud earrings or daisy hypoallergenic ring for ideas!
We might be biased, but we think spoiling ourselves with a new piece of jewellery is about as good as it gets. So, you know that bit of something sparkly you’ve had your eye on? Go on, add it to your basket.
Or celebrate your place in the world by gifting yourself one of our on-trend zodiac tarot card necklaces or zodiac constellation necklaces. Both are available as a silver chain necklace or gold chain necklace.
Oh, and one last thing! Who says you need to be single to practice self-love? You can still spend the day celebrating what makes you unique even if you have a partner.
So there you have it, our complete guide to spreading a bit of love this February!
Here's some of our favourites we've mentioned in this blog!
Heart Huggie Hypoallergenic Hoop Earrings
Heart Fidget Ring
Baguette Cubic Zirconia Hypoallergenic Ring
Mini Heart Huggie Hypoallergenic Hoop Earrings
Single Diamond Embossed Heart Hypoallergenic Cartilage Stud