Valentine's Day has always held a very special place in my heart. Growing up I was never taught that Valentine's Day was just a holiday to celebrate romantic relationships, but rather one to celebrate all of the meaningful people in your life.
In elementary school we use to have Valentine's Day parties where we'd make little mailboxes that would be used to receive valentines from all of our classmates. I have a very vivid memory of staying up all night to cut out mini versions of my school picture to place inside of each of my handmade valentines. So that when my classmates were opening up their valentines later that day in search of candy, instead what they would find was a picture of my face. The sweetest gift of all.
I don't print out pictures of my face to give to people anymore, because obviously I have instagram now (@sugarandsatire), but I do still enjoy the idea of telling the people I care about, that I appreciate having them in my life. That's why Valentine's Day is the perfect holiday. We get to wear the prettiest color of all (pink), eat candy, and hang out with the people we love. I've spent many a Valentine's Day with my closest friends, drinking champagne, eating heart shaped pizzas, and playing card games until we're so full of candy that we can't even stand up.
Some occasions are too important to pass up, and Galentine's Day, the sister holiday of Valentine's Day, is one of them. If you're not familiar, Galentine's Day originated in a Parks and Recreation episode, in which Leslie Knope takes all her gal pals out to kick it breakfast style and show her appreciation for them. Ever since the first time I saw that episode, I knew it was a tradition I wanted to implement. Can you believe it's taken me until 2017 to actually do it?Read More