What do you do on February 14th when you’re not currently in a romantic relationship? Valentine’s Day has traditionally been associated with celebrating that one special someone, which can leave you feeling at loose ends if you haven’t found that person yet. Thankfully, in modern times we’ve come to know that it’s worth it to wait for the right relationship, and to value the many other important connections in our lives. While romance is great, it isn’t the only kind of love worth celebrating.
If you’re solo on Valentine’s Day, it’s a great opportunity to celebrate with friends and show them how much they mean to you. After all, our social connections are as important to our mental and physical well-being as eating right and exercising, so it makes sense to nurture our friendships whenever we can. Reaching out to our friends is a good way to strengthen those connections and boost everyone’s happiness.
Brighten a friend’s day and bring a smile to your own face by sending them flowers. A sunny bouquet of white and yellow roses, a colorful mix of fresh seasonal flowers, an elegant orchid, or a stylish succulent garden can let your friend know that you are thinking of them. A knowledgeable florist can help you select an arrangement that speaks to their personal preference, including a favorite color, flower, or style to let them know it was made just for them.
Arrange to spend some time with your girlfriends. The concept of “Galentine’s Day” was introduced in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation and has since crossed over to everyday culture. In the show, Amy Poehler’s character celebrated with her friends on February 13th, but you can get everyone together on the 14th for some quality time as well. Invite everyone in, either to enjoy fancy cocktails, have a potluck meal of everyone’s favorites, or relax with a low-key movie complete with cozy slippers, popcorn, and a favorite film from Netflix. Whether you prefer to bake fancy desserts together or throw a wine-tasting party, the point is to pick an activity where you can unplug from the stress of daily life and spend time together to recharge.
Regardless of how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends, the important factor is letting them know how much their friendship means to you. At Rachel Cho Floral Design, we work with our clients every day to help them express their emotions through flowers, both on life’s most important occasions and on ordinary days when you just want someone to know you care. Our passion for inspired design composed of the freshest flowers is matched only by our attention to impeccable customer service. For help with all your floral needs, big or small, contact us today.