Posted on 19. Aug, 2013 in Gift Ideas
Marcel Proust said “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” International Friendship Day is quickly approaching, how will you show your friends that you’re grateful to have them in your life?
If you’re not familiar with Friendship Day, it’s a holiday set aside to celebrate friendship, and show your appreciation for the friends that you have. Originally created in 1919, the holiday became less and less popular over the next two decades, going largely uncelebrated by the 1940s. However, after the naming of Winnie the Pooh as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship by Nane Annan (wife of then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan), and the emergence of social media networks, the holiday began to see a comeback. On April 27, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly officially declared July 30 International Friendship Day, though it’s now widely celebrated on the first Sunday in August.
Here are three great ways to show your friends how much you appreciate them this Friendship Day:
1. Stamped With Love Necklace, Together Or Apart… ($12.00) – This necklace is has a great casual aesthetic with hand-stamped style text, and is perfect for everyday wear. Each of the three charms has its own message – “Love”, “Forever”, and “Together or apart, you’re always in my heart.” The tri-tone charms are removable, and can be worn “together or apart.” Let your friend know that they’re in your heart, even when you’re not together.
2. You are Special Necklace, My Friend is… ($18.00) – This charm necklace – available in either silver or two-tone gold and silver – is a fashionable way to let your friend know what you think of them. The five charms are engraved with “My Friend is”, “Caring”, “Fun”, “Loyal”, and “Awesome” to remind your friend why they’re important to you. As an added touch, the necklace comes in a gift box with a special poem on the back.
3. Bandz Bracelet, I love you because… ($6.00) – This elastic band bracelet is available in three colors – black, pink, and red – and has a cute heart charm accent. The reversible plaque centerpiece reads “I love you because…” and the other side continues, “You are my best friend.” Remind your friend that they are loved with this cute, understated bracelet.
However you choose to show your friends your appreciation for them, just don’t let Friendship Day pass without thanking the “charming gardeners” that make your soul blossom.