While Valentine’s Day is about romance, Galentine’s Day is a special day devoted to female friendships. Celebrated on February 13th, Galentine’s Day was first introduced in 2010 on the popular TV show Parks and Recreation by character Leslie Knope (portrayed by Amy Poehler). Although not an official holiday, a day dedicated to spending time with your favorite gal pals is definitely one worth celebrating!
10 ways to celebrate
Just Google Galentine’s Day and you’ll find plenty of articles, websites, Pinterest boards and other social posts offering ideas for how to spend the day with your friends. Here are 10 of our favorites:
- Host a movie night at home
- Volunteer together
- Take a class and try something new
- Start a book club
- Spa day
- Take a day trip
- Game night
- Start a supper club
- Go for a hike
- Shopping day
Refer a friend to Egg Donor Solutions
Many of our donors are referred by friends who have had a great experience with our agency. When you refer a friend, and she completes an application, you’ll receive a $25 gift card just for the referral. If she completes a cycle with us, you’ll receive a $500 bonus!
At EDS, egg donors earn $9,000 to $14,000 per cycle and can complete up to six donation cycles (per the guidelines established by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine). Donors are between the ages of 21-28 and must meet certain criteria, such as having a regular monthly cycle, a BMI between 21-28, must be a college graduate or pursing a college degree, and must be able to provide a detailed personal and family health history. Please visit our website for a complete list of egg donor requirements.
Donors who are willing to go outside their city or state to complete a donation cycle often have the opportunity to travel. In addition, a donor who is open to travel will typically have more intended parents interested in her profile than women who are only available to donate locally.
When you travel for a cycle, you are able to bring a companion along to provide support before, during and after the egg retrieval. All expenses are paid, and your EDS Care Coordinator will handle all the travel arrangements. Oftentimes donors will choose to bring a friend and make it a girls’ trip. Read about one donor’s adventure in Florida here.
No matter how you choose to spend Galentine’s Day, we hope you tell your friends about Egg Donor Solutions and/or consider becoming a donor yourself! For more information, please visit www.eggdonorinformation.com or contact us at Info@CreateAHappyFamily.com.
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