Always a Reason to Celebrate

You learn something new every day.  I was out shopping today and was perplexed by some of the Valentine’s Day cards and merchandise displayed.

Apparently, there’s a Galentine’s Day– yeah, it’s really a thing now instead of just being an episode of Parks and Recreation.  February 13 is Galentine’s Day, an unofficial (but greeting card official) holiday.  It’s an anti-Valentine’s Day holiday for women to get together and celebrate their awesomeness.  There’s even guides and suggestions on how to celebrate the day.  Though, I know plenty of women (mostly my sisters) who don’t need any official reasons for wine, chocolates and spa days.

Also, I haven’t seen a card for this unofficial, hush, hush, holiday (yet), but February 15 is “Side Piece Day.” You know, when all the Valentine’s Day stuff is now 50% off – the side piece only gets half the love, benefits and considerations of an official relationship.  Kind of sucks to be an afterthought…but, at least it’s a thought, right?!  What do they say?  It’s the thought that counts?

Galentine’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Side Piece Day – the trinity of modern romance.

I don’t know, but it kind of warms me heart a little, with a little sense of pride.

Sure, the United States of America is sliding in the global ranking on math, reading, and science (maybe in freedoms and quality of life too).  But America is still number one when it comes to capitalism and consumerism.  China has Single’s Day, and it may be the world’s largest offline and online shopping day – but that’s just one day, one holiday.  We’ve got three holidays in a row.

America still rocks in innovation; we will always find a reason to celebrate…and shop.

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