3 Ways to Spend Valentine’s Day...
No Matter Your Relationship Status
Valentine’s Day is on it’s way, reminding us all to invite a little more love and tenderness into our lives. In 2021 we are lucky enough to have Valentine’s day fall on a weekend - plus Saturday is technically Galentine’s Day, where women gather without their s/o’s for a waffle breakfast. However you choose to spend the holiday of love and romance, we invite you to use the time over Valentine’s Day weekend as an opportunity to foster love in the most important relationships in your life, especially the relationship you have with yourself!
We know that relationships and community look different in recent times, but we are lucky to live in a time where we can still connect instantly over phone and video calls, as well as through letters and packages, - good ol’ snail mail! Our mala kits are a great way to find connection through a shared craft, one which you get to carry around with you later as a tangible reminder of all the wonderful and meaningful relationships in your life.
Here are 3 fun ways to bring love + mindfulness into your Valentine’s Day!
1. Have a *Virtual* Galentine’s Day Mala Bracelet Making Party
Ladies - gather your tribe. February 13th, aka Galentine’s Day, is a day where women ditch their hubbies, boyfriends, and all mankind for waffle breakfast complete with frittatas and “ladies celebrating ladies” (it’s only Leslie Knope’s favorite holiday!).
Whether you’re able to meet in person these days, or if you feel more comfortable hosting everyone on Zoom from the comfort and safety of their couches (and lounge sets), make this Galentine’s Day one where you introduce mindfulness and mala making to all of your best girlfriends.
The Dreams & Inspiration Moonstone Mala Bracelet Kit is the perfect Galentine’s Day craft to gift to your inner circle of women with feminine and dreamy Peach Moonstone. This kit is easy to put together even if you’re a beginner, no knots necessary! The resulting stretch bracelet is so easy to wear and versatile, you’ll find yourself wearing it daily, and you’ll be walking in the loving energy of your closest friends as you flow through life. Fire up the waffle maker and gather the girls for a bracelet-making brunch to make this Galentine’s Day one for the books.
2. Plan a Mala Date Night - Bring Intention to your Romance!
So - you’re spending this Valentine’s Day at home, but you still want to make a memorable day for you and your honey, right? Guys, did your girlfriend or wife make you both meditate way more while working from home in 2020, and you’re now searching for the perfect Valentine’s gift for her meditation practice? Fear not, a romantic Valentine’s Day can be created with the right atmosphere, and Merakalpa’s His & Hers Love + Passion Bracelets, which bring you closer as you each put love, passion, and devotion together to create a bracelet that serves as a beautiful reminder of the love you share. With the power of Garnet, ignite your desires and passions, while deepening the feeling of love in your relationships.
To get started, you’ll need to set the mood of intention setting - make it cozy and intimate! Clear your space and your mind by smudging your space if that’s in your practice*, and light some candles around the house or start your fireplace to bring some light to these long winter nights. Make sure you have a space set for creating and press play on some high vibe beats or your favorite slow jams for a fun and inviting mala-making setting.
*see our 6 Fall Activities Blog to learn how to start your own smudging practice...
Once everything feels romantic and just right, you’ve found yourself in the perfect setting - so bust those mala bracelet kits open and create something special with someone you love. Maybe you decide you want to make a mala bracelet for each other, to imbue your loving energy into your partner’s bracelet. You can also use the time to reflect on your loves, desires, and dreams together as a couple, and the things you love about each other. That may be way too sappy - but however you spend this time, it is our hope that the practice of mala-making brings you closer together in your romances!
3. Have a Valentine’s Weekend Self-Love Retreat
The relationship that you have with yourself is the longest and most important relationship you will ever have, which makes it so important to shower yourself with the most love out of anyone on Valentine’s Day. If you find yourself spending Valentine’s flying solo, be your own Valentine and use the weekend to create a beautiful self-love getaway.
Treat yourself the way you would treat a lover, setting the mood with your smudging ritual and candles to invite loving energy your way. Write in your journal and list the things that you love about yourself and the one wild and precious life you get to live.
Give yourself a loving oil massage and luxurious bath with rose petals, wine, and a good book (if you won’t drop it in the tub like me!). Take some time during the weekend to do some yoga, or take a walk or jog - just take this opportunity to move your body in a loving way. Get your heart pumping blood to remind you that you are beautifully alive - even if that looks like an all-out, solo dance party to your favorite 90s jams (complete with a hairbrush microphone)!
Deeply rooted in your newfound sense of self-love, set this loving energy into stone with a Love & Compassion Mala Kit made with beautiful Rose Quartz beads. With each knot you tie in your very own mala necklace, the healing energy of Rose Quartz will make you more receptive to the power of love and can invite new relationships or strengthen the ones you already have. Rose Quartz gives us an important reminder that you don’t need to wait for someone to shower you with love, you can make the choice to love yourself the way you want to be loved. It all starts from a place of deep self-love and self-appreciation - after that, the radiance of love in your life will attract more love to you in all its forms!
Life blesses us with many relationships as the years go by, and it’s our job to foster and care for them, so that they continue to bless us with companionship and love! We need connection and community now more than ever in a rapidly shifting world, to bring us together in the things that we all share. We at Merakalpa invite you to use this Valentine’s Day weekend to bring the gift of mindfulness and mala-making to those with whom you have the closest relationships.
So tell us, will you spend Valentine’s with others, or will you spoil yourself with love this February? Which mala kit will you be treating yourself to, or which one would you like someone to gift to you? And, how can you spread more love in 2021? Let us know in the comments below!