13th February, “Galentine’s Day” is gaining popularity as a day for ladies to celebrate ladies, friendship and platonic love. Although the term was new to me until this year, the idea of celebrating platonic love around Valentine’s Day isn’t. As a child my Grandad would send my brothers and I Valentine’s cards with money in them every year, this is the same Grandad I mentioned in an earlier blog post who actually passed away on Valentine’s Day when I was 13. I remember speaking to him on the phone, the day before he died, and thanking him for the card that had arrived a day early.
As a teenager and young woman, I have to admit, I found Valentine’s Day awkward and quite stressful. So much so that when Valentine’s Day approached only a few month after meeting my now husband, I suggested we skip Valentine’s Day altogether. He must have asked me five times in the run up to Valentine’s Day if I was sure about not celebrating it, I think he thought it was a test until I convinced him I was serious! So, my hubby and I have never celebrated Valentine’s Day in 15 years of marriage; I could totally see me sending Valentine’s cards to my future grandkids though!
However, lots of people LOVE Valentine’s Day and look forward to it with great anticipation! So, of course there are many items in my shop that would make great Valentine’s gifts. I have a range of couple’s bracelets in my Etsy shop. Whether it’s one of the “You complete Me” or “Forget Me Not” sets, a personalised His and Hers set or a Galentine’s gift for you and your bestie, a Chalso couple’s bracelet set makes a great gift.
Symbols of Love
Obviously when we think of love symbols we instantly think of “love hearts”. However, if you are looking for something a little more subtle, “forever love” can be symbolised by circles and infinity symbols.
Not just for Valentine’s
These make thoughtful gifts not just for girlfriends, but for daughters and grandaughters, mothers and sisters or of course, your gal pals!
If you are looking to order gifts for Galentine’s or Valentine’s Day and are outside the UK, please place your orders before 29th January. If you are in the UK, please order by the 7th of February.
Love Sarah ❤️ xox