As I’ve matured, I’ve realized the undeniable importance of being surrounded by my sister circle. My tribe holds me down in many ways. They’re my supporters, cheerleaders, encouragers, and keep me accountable when I need to get it together. I wouldn’t trade them for the world! From breakups to makeups, and I told you so’s I can’t begin to imagine my life without my girls.
That’s why I need to continue to celebrate their essence on days such as Galentine’s Day. With families, work schedules, and the everyday hustle and bustle, it’s growing increasingly difficult to carve out time throughout the day to catch-up. Also, welcome to adulthood! But one thing I know for sure is the art of card giving is something that never goes out of style. After losing my mother in 2014, I realized how often many of us take for granted the borrowed time and physical presence we have on earth with our loved ones. This is why I make it my mission to ALWAYS send the perfect message to the queens in my life through card-giving. Some think of it as a lost art, but I think of it as another form of communication. Words have power. Words carry both meaning and energy.
Although February is all about love and romance with bae, we can’t forget about our day ones. Hey, girl hey! I see you, sis. Galentine’s Day may only roll around once a year, but the power of friendship and sisterhood lasts a lifetime. I spoke with Courtney Taylor, expert greeting card writer for Hallmark about the rules of card-giving, writing the perfect message for your bestie by speaking from the heart, and how Black women uplift each other through the certain use of language.