“On this International Day of Friendship, let us cultivate warm ties that strengthen our common humanity and promote the well-being of the human family.” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
Friends are beautiful presents, each wrapped in their own unique packages. We develop friendships within our communities, our country, and across the world. We surround ourselves with friends of different ages, backgrounds, cultures, and personalities. We support, encourage, and treasure our friends. They are important for our health and happiness. Today is a day for children and adults to celebrate friendship.
Make a phone call, send an email, text, or card. Let your friends know how important they are to you.
Flowers, chocolates, photo frames and albums, music and books are thoughtful gift ideas.
With older children, make a friendship bracelet – or make it a wish bracelet by including the following wish on a card: Close your eyes and make a wish / Then tie this bracelet on your wrist / When it falls off or the threads wear through / That is when your wish comes true.
With younger children, enjoy these wonderful stories together.