Did you know that August 7, 2016 is Friendship Day? I read it on the internet so it must be true.
Apparently, Friendship Day was originally promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1930, but by the 1940s the number of Friendship Day cards available in the US had dwindled and the holiday largely died out.
Then in 1998 Nane Annan, wife of UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, revived the holiday and named Winnie the Pooh (!) as the world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations. The event was co-sponsored by the U.N. Department of Public Information and Disney Enterprises, and was co-hosted by Kathy Lee Gifford.
Gotta love a day that features friendship and Winnie the Pooh!
So . . . I want to celebrate friendship, specifically Storm Sister friendship, on August 7th and throughout the month of August. But I could use your help.
Would you be willing to share with other blog readers a story about your Storm Sister?
You have heard my stories. Now I would like to hear your stories.
You don’t have to be a professional writer or even a professional friend. Oh, and I have prizes. For the first five stories I receive, I will send you a 2017 FriendChips calendar and include one for your Storm Sister. (You can learn more about these delightful calendars here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzNAxiZt7G4.
Let’s celebrate Friendship Day together the whole month of August!
P.S. I’ll need your stories by mid-July. Use the contact section on my website to send in your stories: http://aftonrorvik.com/contact/. Happy writing!