Galentine’s Day Ideas: Cards, Quotes, and Celebration Inspiration

Galentine’s Day Ideas: Cards, Quotes, and Celebration Inspiration

A super-special holiday smack dab in the middle of February is a celebration of love, but it's not what you’re thinking of. It's called Galentine's Day, and if you aren't celebrating, should be! 

Galentine's Day, which falls on February 13th each year, is the day to celebrate your girlfriends, soul sisters, lifelong confidants, and partners in crime. Falling amid Friendship Month, Galentine's Day is the perfect time to honor your sweetest friendships.

If your girls are the best friends in the world, this is the holiday for you all to celebrate your loyal & fierce platonic love. Founded by Amy Poehler's character, Leslie Knope, on Parks and Recreation, Galentine's Day is many women's favorite holiday in February. And rightfully so! 

While women usually celebrate Galentine's Day with one another, it isn't just for women—Galentine's Day is a beautiful day to enjoy with your best friends, whether or not you identify as a woman. In this article, we'll mainly focus on female friendships.

There are many ways to celebrate your dear friends, from planning a lavish brunch to scheduling a romantic comedy marathon to nature adventures and more! Whatever you do, express your love and gratitude, and make incredible new memories. These moments make you feel joyful, at peace, and fully alive. 

In this article, you will find the most memorable ways to enjoy this Galentine's Day with friends, whether it's your first time celebrating or you need fresh new ideas. 

Galentine's Day Celebration Ideas

So, how can you celebrate Galentine's Day with your girlfriends? There are many ways to focus on your special friendships and bond with each other. Plan an experience you'll reminisce about for the rest of your life. 

That's what friends are for—adventures! Girls just wanna have fun, right? Well, there's no better time than Galentine's Day. So choose one of these exciting ideas, and start planning your annual girls' friendship celebration. 

The weekend before Galentine's Day is a perfect time for these celebrations, just in case any of your besties have a romantic partner to celebrate with on Valentine's Day.

  1. Have a sleepover getaway. When was the last time you had a sleepover with your girlfriends? If you live in different towns, book a centrally-located hotel for a night (or two). Laugh about memories, and remember to make new ones too! Think karaoke, fancy restaurants, and unforgettable sights in new citieswhatever tickles your fancy. 

  2. Get creative together. Plan a girls' night at a local art studio. Many studios offer paint nights with wine, too—if that's your thing! If you'd prefer gathering at home, find a new craft to try: from embroidery to paint-by-number to acrylic pour art, there are hundreds of creative possibilities. 

  3. Send a surprise. If you can't get together, celebrate long-distance by sending a surprise. You can send your friend a gift card, flower bouquet, pop-up greeting card, or their favorite lunch or snack via DoorDash or GoPuff. You think fondly about your besties daily, but Galentine's Day is a perfect excuse to express how special they are to you. 

  4. Charcuterie & cocktail (or mocktail) party. It's time to show off your mad charcuterie skills, so invite your gal pals to show up with their favorite charcuterie accoutrements & cocktail or mocktail ingredients. You can each prepare a delicious snack board and drinks to taste test. Enjoy an evening in—picking up right where you left off. 

  5. Secret Cupid. It's like Secret Santa…but in February. Everyone in your group draws names and sends secret Galentine's Day surprises on February 13th. They can be sweet, silly, or whatever you want them to be. Spread the love with your friends with this fun gift exchange. Who knows? It may become a tradition! 

Galentine's Day Card Ideas

No matter how you decide to celebrate, remember to pack the cutest pop-up cards or bouquets to pass out to your best friends. Just because you're grown up doesn't mean you can't pass out Galentine's Day cards. And this may come as a bit of a surprise, but a Valentine's Day card can turn into a Galentine's Day card with a bit of Sharpie magic—but many of our favorite love cards are blank and awaiting your custom heartfelt message. 

Maybe you'll joke about that crazy memory you shared decades ago, offer gratitude for their support through a challenging year, or share your admiration for them in a new life stage. There's always something to celebrate between best friends, no matter which season of life you are walking through. 

Below you'll find some of the most playful and beautiful cards in our collection—perfect for your dearest friends. 

  1. Better Together Pop-Up Card. You can't imagine life apart! This lovely pop-up card features the words "Unique on our own" on the front and "...and better together" inside with a sweet pop-up heart with two adorable smiley faces. Your friend will want to display it to see it daily. 

  2. You're Just My Type Pop-Up Card. The most adorable typewriter pop-up card is the cutest card for a best friend we've ever seen. (There's an excellent chance it'll be their favorite, too!)

  3. Stronger Together Pop-Up Card. Your girlfriends know better than anyone that being together makes you all stronger. So share a card that celebrates being a woman and your precious friendships.

  4. Wildflower Bouquet. Give your bestie the most beautiful pop-up bouquet of wildflowers around! The best part about them is that they will stay blooming throughout the year, just like your beautiful friendship. 

  5. Spectacular Galentine's Day 3D Card. Let your besties know how spectacular they are with this super cute Galentine’s Day pop-up card. The bright colors and funky sunglasses design are sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face this Galentine’s Day. 

  6. Champagne Pop-Up Card. You have so much to celebrate—all these years of friendship, important milestones, and a night or weekend away! Write your toast to your friend inside and make them feel extra loved. 

  7. Love you to the Moon and Back Pop-Up Card. This stunning pop-up card features a giant pop-up moon and shiny golden stars. Let your girlfriend know you love them to the moon (and back), just in time for Galentine's Day! 

  8. Mixed Drinks Galentine's Day Pop-Up Card. Share this playful Galentine’s card with your girlfriends that every cocktail hour the best one yet. 

  9. Lotus Bouquet. The lotus flower bouquet symbolizes rebirth and is perfect for a friend healing from life's hardships. This bouquet (and your handwritten note) will remind them that they're always loved—the most valuable message you can ever send.

These are some of our favorites, but you can also browse the entire collection of Lovepop Valentines for Galentine's Day! With countless options to choose from, you’ll find the perfect card for your bestie. 

Galentine's Day Quotes

Once you've found the perfect card, what should you write? The best parts of your relationship are the beautiful moments, feelings, and gestures that are too precious for words.

These are the moments when we recommend looking to others—whether actors in your most beloved films, wise poets, or other brilliant souls who have lived lives filled with love and friendship, both on-screen and off-screen. 

When you want to share a message that voices your adoration of your friends, we recommend the thoughtful quotes about friendship below—for women, by women. 

  1. "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." ―Anaïs Nin, The Diary of Anaïs Nin, Vol. 1: 1931-1934

  2. "There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ―Edith Wharton

  3. "I'm so thankful for friendship. It beautifies life so much." ―L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

  4. "We are friends for life. When we're together the years fall away. Isn't that what matters? To have someone who can remember with you? To have someone who remembers how far you've come?" ―Judy Blume

  5. "And like a favorite old movie, sometimes the sameness in a friend is what you like the most about her." ―Emily Giffin, Something Borrowed

And from some of our favorite movies and TV shows: 

  1. "They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but friendships never go out of style." – Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City the Movie (2008)

  2. "Friendship isn't about being inseparable but about being separated and knowing nothing will change." —Ted (2012)

  3. "I found out what the secret to life is: friends. Best friends." —Ninny Threadgoode, Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) 

  4. "You're like the only person who's ever gotten what I'm about." —Nick Andopolis, Freaks and Geeks 

  5. "We made a deal ages, babies, it doesn't matter... we're soulmates." —Samantha Jones, Sex and the City 2 (2010) 

  6. "She's my friend because we both know what it's like to have people be jealous of us." —Cher, Clueless (1995) 

Oh, and just a few funny ones for your friend who loves a good laugh! 

  1. "There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate. "—Linda Grayson

  2. "If you are ever lucky enough to find a weirdo, never let them go." —Matthew Gray Gubler

  3. "Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down." Oprah Winfrey

Your life is better because of your girlfriends, and sharing a beautiful card with a meaningful note is always a fantastic idea. They can save it as a reminder of your precious friendship, one of life's sweetest gifts. 

You may plan a Galentine's Day celebration, send a pop-up bouquet in the mail, or hand-deliver a greeting card with chocolate—the only thing better than a friend herself. Whatever you choose, we hope you find the perfect idea to delight your galentines, celebrating and strengthening your nearest, dearest friendships. 

Lovepop's adorable collection of Valentine's Day pop-up cards and bouquets will help you deliver the valuable message that you're better together. Because you are, and it's beautiful! 

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