Friendship Day is a special occasion celebrated across the world. It’s a day to celebrate the bond of friendship and create cherished memories together. You can also make new friends by positively impacting the lives of the less fortunate by feeding the children of underprivileged sections or in orphanages—nothing like making friends with young people. You can also befriend older people by visiting an NGO that cares for the elderly.
Here are five ways you can celebrate the Friendship Day:
Give personalised gifts to friends
Show your friends how much they mean to you by giving them thoughtful and personalised gifts. Consider creating a custom photo album with pictures of your most memorable moments. You could also design personalised mugs, t-shirts, or friendship bracelets that symbolise your bond. Personalised gifts showcase your love and appreciation and serve as keepsakes that your friends will cherish for a lifetime. And they will never forget Friendship Day, too.
Catch up with friends through a virtual hangout
There is hardly anything more fun than old friends recalling the days of school, college or even the workplace or even talking about the day-to-day happenings in each other’s lives. If distance prevents you from being physically together, organise a virtual hangout with your friends. Set up a video call and spend quality time catching up, sharing stories, and reminiscing about your adventures together. You can even play online games, watch a movie, or cook the same recipe simultaneously to add fun to the virtual gathering. Virtual hangouts allow you to bridge the gap and celebrate Friendship Day with friends worldwide.
Feed the children of underprivileged sections
Gather your friends and start a food drive in your community. Encourage your neighbours, colleagues, and fellow students to participate by donating non-perishable food to feed the children in an orphanage or at an NGO that cares for children. You can also partner with a local food bank or NGO that works to feeding the children and address childhood hunger. By taking collective action, you can significantly impact and bring joy to countless young hearts facing food insecurity. You can also consider sponsoring a nutrition program or donating to an NGO that works tirelessly to fight child malnutrition. Your contribution can help in feeding the children with nutritious meals and supplements.
Make friends with the elderly
You can either volunteer at an NGO that cares for abandoned elderly or even donate and become a friend in need. It will make a positive impact on the lives of the elderly who have been abandoned in their old age by their own children. By dedicating your time and effort, you can bring joy, companionship, and a sense of belonging to those who may feel forgotten or overlooked in society. If you visit an NGO for the elderly, you can engage in meaningful conversations, listen to their stories, and lend a hand with daily activities. Your presence can brighten their day and create a sense of connection that they may be missing. By learning more about the struggles of the elderly, will open your eyes to the challenges faced by this vulnerable demographic. It allows you to be part of a compassionate community dedicated to loving and caring for those in need.
Share gratitude with your friends
This is a wonderful way to strengthen the bond and make your friendship even more special. Take a moment to express your appreciation for their unwavering support and companionship through thick and thin. A simple “thank you” can go a long way in letting your friends know how much you value their presence in your life. Acknowledge the times they’ve stood by your side, lent a listening ear, or offered a helping hand. Let them know that their kindness and friendship have positively impacted your life. Consider sharing a heartfelt message to convey your feelings.
In addition to words, small gestures of appreciation can strengthen your bond. Plan a surprise get-together or outing to celebrate your friendship and show them how much they mean to you. A simple act of kindness, like cooking them their favourite meal or giving a thoughtful gift, can convey your love and appreciation.
Lastly, remember to cherish and create more wonderful memories on Friendship Day in the best possible way.