Celebrating love is something we like to do any chance we get, and Galentine’s Day is no exception. After all, we know that the love we have for our friends is just as important as that for romantic partners!
While we may not all be able to embrace our inner Leslie Knope by gifting our nearest and dearest mosaic portraits made of their favorite sodas, there are still many ways—both big and small—that you can celebrate your Breastie (or yourself!) this Galentine’s Day. From appropriately-themed Thank You cards to Breastie-approved activities, we have you covered.
"Thank You for Supporting Me" Thank You Card
There is something unquestionably special about receiving a handwritten note in the mail.
These cards are designed by Jessica Walker, a cancer caregiver, who noticed a “lack of light-hearted and funny get well cards” following her husband’s diagnosis. Her shop carries get well, thank you, and greeting cards for those affected by a wide-range of cancers.
"Thank You for Supporting Me" Thank You Card, $5.50, fivedotpost.com
Make Your Own Boob Pot Kit
Maybe your Breastie is a DIY master, itching to get their hands dirty!
This kit, available in a variety of colors, comes with all you need for a fun afternoon of arts and crafts: enough air-dry clay to make one to three pots, access to an instructional video, a cardboard mould, and a rolling pin.
HelloArt Make Your Own Boob Pot Kit, $26, helloartuk.com or with supplies from your local craft store
Thriving Is Gangsta Thrive Gang Socks
These socks are sure to bring the comfort and motivation needed to get through a day of scans, treatments, or simply the dark and dreary February weather. The positive reminder is just a bonus.
Co-founded by stage 4 breast cancer thriver Stephanie Seban, Thrive Gang’s mission is to “make inspirational and empowering gifts for thrivers or anyone going through adversity such as cancer” while giving back by donating a portion of proceeds to metastatic breast cancer research.
Thriving is Gangsta Thrive Gang Socks, $26, thrivegang.co
Host a (Virtual) Bake Night
There’s a reason why so many celebrations across cultures are marked with food! Use this Galentine’s as an excuse to set aside time with your Breastie to catch up and make a tasty treat, no matter whether you’re near or far.
If you’re looking for some recipe inspo, might we recommend Dr. Simran Malhotra’s Camp Breastie favorite no-bake plant powered bites? These banana and oat-based bites are high in flavour and in fiber, protein and several vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.
Wildfire Magazine Writing Workshop
Help your Breastie reflect on their experience in the cancer world through writing.
Whether you (or they!) are a seasoned writer or are just getting comfortable with putting pen to paper, these workshops, facilitated by Wildfire Magazine Editor-in-Chief and breast cancer survivor April Johnson Stearns, offer a comfortable space to explore your cancer experience with others who get it. Stearn provides prompts that get the words flowing, helping you fill a notebook with your own story.
Wildfire Magazine Writing Workshop, $199 for a two month session, free pop-ups offered monthly, wildfirecommunity.org
Worst Club, Best Members Hat
Will we ever stop saying it? Nope.
We know that we are in the worst club with the best members. But as you shuffle between screening or oncology appointments, sometimes it’s nice to have a reminder. Plus, it’s always nice to have some extra headwear for when the chemo curls aren’t cutting it.
Worst Club, Best Members Hat, $35, shop.thebreasties.org