Upcoming Awareness Day – International Friendship Day

26th July 2016 in Charity

Upcoming Awareness Day – International Friendship Day

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Birthdays and Christmas are a fantastic way to celebrate the special people in your life but the General Assembly of the United Nations have officially declared July 30 to be International Friendship Day.

The idea behind International Friendship Day is to promote and enhance the friendship between people, countries and cultures to inspire peace and to help build bridges between communities. The day is also celebrated on the first Sunday of August.

The United Nations encouraged the day to involve young people in community activities that include all cultures to help develop leadership abilities and respect for diversity.

In the spirit of developing leadership abilities and promoting respect for diversity, International Friendship Day can be a great tool for charities which focus on young people.

Friendship Day was originally promoted by the founder of Hallmark Cards in 1930, so the cynics amongst us could argue that the commercialisation of the event could be dismissed as a ‘marketing gimmick’.

Here at EverythingBranded.co.uk we’re sat on the fence. For companies and charities, these ‘marketing gimmicks’ can be a great way to get your brand out there.

Traditionally a friendship bracelet is given, why not buy a handful of promotional wristbands for employees to give out to celebrate the day? Use the day as a chance to get your employees chatting to each other and marketing your charity or organisation outside of the workplace.

On the other side of the table, International Friendship Day can be a legitimate way to celebrate your friends and family. We have promotional wristbands and branded mugs which could be a perfect way to celebrate the occasion.

Whether you’re celebrating International Friendship Day, using it as marketing opportunity or using the day to promote friendship and acceptance for a young person’s charity, we have the promotional products to help you on your way.

Give us a call on 0116 3660052 or head to our homepage and start checking out our products.