friendshipa1Just around the corner is a special day to recognize all the friends in your life. That’s right, there is a special day each year to commemorate them and let them know you appreciate all that they do as your friend.

This blog post provides some background on Friendship Day as well as gives you some ideas from our extensive collection of flower arrangements, plants, and gifts that you may want to gift to all your near (and not so near) and dear friends.

All about Friendship Day

Also known as International Friendship Day and celebrated since 1958 when it was started in Paraguay, this special day is recognized in the United States on the first Sunday in August.friendshipa3

It gained interest thanks to the greeting card companies as a way to honor friends. The first time Friendship Day was celebrated in the U.S. was around 1935 although it was introduced a few years earlier by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark Cards.

Despite being promoted by a card company, Friendship Day is focused on quality time with friends, sharing those moments and traits that led you to become friends in the first place.

Gift Ideas for Friendship Day

That doesn’t mean you can’t give your friends a few gifts to also show them that you love them. At the top of the list for Friendship Day are flowers and cards.friendshipa2

However, we thought you might like to see a few Friendship Day ideas that offer value, variety, and quality to let your friends know just how much you care:

  • Sunny San Diego: Let your friends know that they brighten your day by sending them a flower arrangement full of vibrant flowers and greenery. This particular floral arrangement comes in three sizes sure to fit any budget.
  • Great Gerberas: Known as a friendship flower, the gerbera makes a poignant flower for a special flower arrangement for a friend. This flower arrangement bursts with bright colors, including different hues of pink and red.  Choose from a floral arrangement with ten or twenty blooms.
  • Allen’s Sumer Garden: Aptly named to celebrate this summer special day, this flower arrangement includes a wide array of local California flowers, friendshipa4including the cheery sunflower.
  • Gourmet Basket: Who doesn’t like gourmet nibbles? This basket features a mixture of tasty morsels, including fresh fruit, crackers, cheese and sweets.

These are just a few of the gift ideas we have for Friendship Day. We also offer cards, balloons, sweet treats and stuffed animals. Check out one of our San Diego locations or visit our website to get more ideas that help you let your friends know just how much they mean to you!