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Valentine’s Day isn’t just for romance. In the past few years, the rise of Galentine’s Day paved the way for platonic celebration amongst women all over the world. No need to sulk about not having a lover this year! Grab your girlfriends and get to celebrating amongst yourselves. More importantly, hurry up and grab some candles for those coveted gals in your life.
Galentine’s Day is officially February 13th and was the brainchild of Leslie Knope, the beloved main character of NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” television show starring the affable Amy Poehler. First aired in 2010, Knope’s description of Galentine’s Day was simple, “Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style,” Leslie says. “Ladies celebrating ladies. It's like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
From its first introduction in 2010 until the finale of the season in 2015, Galentine’s Day was celebrated on the show and began to pick up steam in contemporary culture. From champagne brunches to dinners and gal pal themed parties, it feels like Galentine’s Day picks up steam every year.
Every gal pal of yours is always on the hunt for a great candle and oftentimes, it feels like too much of an indulgence for her to purchase for herself. This is such a great reason to bring Aubert & Amandine candles for all of your favorite gal pals. With free shipping on orders over $50, you’re sure not to leave anyone out regardless of their scent preference.
For a small gathering of friends, the Elegance Collection is an extra special gift as these candles are three-wick candles with design in mind and are beautiful additions to a home. With scents like Lilac, Lavender Vanilla, and Bergamot Cedar you are not only gifting an aesthetically beautiful candle but an aromatherapy antidote for your hard-working friends. Lilac is known for its uniquely calming attributes that will wash away the stresses of the day. Lavender always rescues those around it with the ability to balance the mind. Bergamot is recognized for boosting energy levels and is a great scent for those pre-party vibes with your girlfriends.
Now that you’re all caught up with what exactly Galentine’s Day is and what kinds of gifts to get your gal pals, you’re ready to get this party started. Here’s a quick five-step guide to kickoff your Galentine’s Day party:
Step 1: Chill the champagne
Step 2: Invite your girlfriends over for an evening of fun, crafting or just chilling
Step 3: Light a candle from the Elegance Collection to set the mood
Step 4: Get a cheese plate ready because everyone loves a cheese plate
Step 5: Celebrate each other! This day really is about celebrating your girlfriends, all the hard work you do and the fun you deserve!
Happy Galentine’s Day!