Our friends and friendships are so important for health and happiness. We all need people around us to celebrate the highs and to support us through the lows, being a part of each stage of each other’s lives. From childhood friendships, to those friends we meet later in life, all are important relationships to nurture.

So, what better a day to celebrate than International Day of Friendship?

What is #FriendshipDay?

The United Nations (UN) explains that the International Day of Friendship is an initiative that follows on the proposal made by UNESCO and taken up by the UN in 1997, which defines the Culture of Peace as a set of ‘values, attitudes and behaviours that reject violence and endeavour to prevent conflicts by addressing their root causes with a view to solving problems’.

As well as a Culture of Peace, the day is a celebration of the simplest form of a ‘shared spirit of human solidarity’. So, think about those who are nearest and dearest and how you can honour them this Friendship Day.

A personal gift for your BFF

As we get older, our gifts for one another become less spendy and more sentimental. And what is more sentimental than some nostalgic photographs that span the timeline of your friendship? From baby-faced besties to mature mates, a collage of your best moments is sure to elicit the biggest smile!

Canvas prints are a great option for capturing memories that you can keep in your home, proudly displayed. All that’s left to do is find the perfect images that show just how special your friendship is.

Have you taken a photograph of your friend that you’re really proud of? Maybe there’s a picture of the two of you that brings back a special memory? Perhaps you are yet to find an image good enough for a print on canvas and a photoshoot is on the cards…

Friendship selfies

Taking a selfie of just yourself can seem a little indulgent, especially if you aren’t the pouty type. However, when with your friends, a selfie can be the perfect way to capture the moment – whether you’re at a festival, taking a country walk or off on a thrill-seeking adventure. Who is the best at selfie angles in your friendship group?

Check out our post on curious gadgets spawned by the selfie to see if any accessories could improve your friendship selfie experience.

Is photography a shared interest with one of your friends? Spending a day working on a photography project could be a great way to bond and be creative. Whether you use each other for portrait photography practice, work on specific skills such as editing or even have a crack at drinks photography, this is sure to be a day to remember.