Hallmark holiday or not, Valentine’s Day is a day when people around the world celebrate love. And while love comes in many forms, many of us can get caught up in outdated ideas about what love looks like—or that Valentine’s Day is just for couples. In case anyone missed it, the ladies are taking over this year—and they aren’t done yet! In that spirit, we’ve compiled a royalty-free stock footage collection that celebrates just what it means to be a “Galentine”.

“What’s a Galentine,” you ask? Well, it’s pretty much the best thing to come out of television in the last five years, and here’s how it goes:

“Every February 13th, my lady friends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it, breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies. It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas.”
-Leslie Knope, Parks and Rec.

So that’s Galentine’s Day—it’s a day for celebrating friends and sisters without all that Hallmark cheese. We don’t care if you decide to celebrate on February 13th or 14th—or even the 20th. Just grab your gal-friends and get ready to rock out.

How to Pick the Perfect Galentine

Chances are you already have the perfect gal in mind. She’s your best friend, your rock, the platonic love of your life. She gets you in all your nerdy glory.

Download this footage of silly women making faces

Or maybe you don’t have just one Galentine. Isn’t one of the best parts about being single that you never have to be tied down? Grab all your girlfriends and head to brunch—Leslie Knope style! While doe-eyed lovers are exchanging sweet nothings, you’ll be laughing obnoxiously loud with a way-cooler crowd.

Download this video of Galentine’s with wine and cheese


Galentine’s on the Go

Once you’ve found your special someone, where does a Galentine go? Though Leslie Knope mentions the forever-favorite brunch venue—why not go all out? You deserve it! Take a weekend trip to a tropical paradise, dance the night away at your favorite hotspot, or treat yourself to a day of pampering. Cheers to that!

Download this footage of two women partying on a boat

Download this video of young women dancing on the beach at night

Download this footage of two ladies rocking out in the car

Download this slow motion video of wine glasses clinking

Download this video of two best friends basking in the sunshine

Download this video of three happy women eating popcorn


Fierce Friendships for the Win!

At the end of the day, February is a month for all of us to celebrate the love in our life, no matter what form it takes. So this year, we’re refusing to be pigeon-holed into a Hallmark stereotype. This is your year, ladies! Pop the champagne!


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