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Celebrate International Friendship Day

As part of celebrating tomorrow’s International Friendship Day, the housecleaning experts at MOLLY MAID, suggest ways in which you can reunite with close as well as long-lost friends!

The International Friendship Day was proclaimed in 2011 by the UN General Assembly with the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

Whilst we shouldn’t need an excuse or a prompt to contact our friends or rekindle long lost friendships, why not make the most of using tomorrow as a prompt.

Here are some ideas of how you can show a friend how special they are to you:

  • Write a nice card for your friend telling them how much you appreciate their friendship.
  • Buy or make them a small present – flowers, chocolates or some gesture that may mean something to both of you.
  • Hug someone, preferably your friend!
  • Take your friend to the theatre or cinema.
  • Make a point to call every one of your friends on Friendship Day to let them know you care.
  • Make your friend a mixed CD of all the songs that define your friendship (or ones that you just happen to mutually like!). You can even send this online via itunes or You Tube.
  • Submit a Friendship Tribute to your friend to be posted on the web.
  • The internet and social media sites are wonderful tools to send your friend a Happy Friendship Day greeting online to brighten their day.
  • Make a special friendship book for your best friend. Include photos, quotes and poetry telling your friends how special they are.
  • Ring up a radio station and dedicate a song to Friendship Day and your friends!
  • Give your friend a Friendship Bracelet (made or bought) to symbolise your friendship.
  • Why not watch a series of ‘Friends’ together?
  • Organise an evening out with a group of friends with an international theme, such as a Spanish tapas evening, or Mexican tacos for example. You could go as sophisticated or as simple as you like.
  • As a project to educate your children on the value of friendship, ask them to create a booklet on their friends and where they are from and why it is so good to have friends from all cultures. They can research the customs of those countries, draw their traditional dress and flags and what their most traditional meal is for example.

Make today count – enjoy and value your many friendships.