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National Call a Friend Day

Celebrate National Call a Friend Day by picking up the phone and catching up with your BFFs - it's time to make those long overdue connections!
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National Call a Friend Day on December 28 is here to remind us that relationships are worth cherishing! This day has been around since the mid-2000s and celebrates your closest friendships. It's also a great opportunity for you to reach out to those friends that you haven't talked with in awhile, or just catch up with the ones who are always there for you.

History of National Call a Friend Day

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<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1876</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Invention of the Telephone</div><div class='timeline-text'>Alexander Graham Bell invents the telephone, forever changing the way people communicate over distances.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1973</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>First Mobile Phone Call</div><div class='timeline-text'>Martin Cooper of Motorola makes the first mobile phone call using a prototype of the cellular phone.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2004</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Texting Surpasses Calling</div><div class='timeline-text'>For the first time, text messaging usage surpasses calling, leading to changes in communication habits.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2005</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Establishment of National Call a Friend Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>National Call a Friend Day is established to remind people of the importance of maintaining close friendships through direct communication.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2012</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Rise of Video Calling Apps</div><div class='timeline-text'>With the advent of video calling apps like Skype and FaceTime, people can now engage in more meaningful face-to-face conversations regardless of distance.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Call a Friend Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Call an old friend</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Take some time to call an old friend from school, or from college. Sometimes it can be hard to keep in touch, but you'll appreciate the effort.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Plan a group video chat</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Set up a group video chat with all of your friends. You can reconnect with everyone and get caught up on each other's lives.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a virtual game night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Choose a fun game to play together online with your friends. Board games, card games, charades, whatever you like - just have some fun!</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Send an old-fashioned letter</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Write a letter to your friends. It doesn't have to be long, just a few words will do. It's a great way to show your appreciation for them.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Write a thank you note</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Send a thank you note to someone who has been especially kind or helpful in your life. It's always nice to take the time to express gratitude.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Call a Friend Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>Calling friends can help reduce stress</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Taking the time to call our closest friends or family members can have a calming effect on us and help reduce our stress levels. Just hearing a friendly voice can give us the support we need to get through our day, and makes life's worries seem a bit more manageable.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's free and easy</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>In this age of technology, it's never been easier to stay connected for free. Whether you're using video chat or just a regular phone call, catching up with your loved ones is simple and doesn't cost anything. So if you're feeling lonely or need some moral support, why not pick up the phone?</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It gives us the chance to catch up</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>We all lead busy lives, so it can be hard to find time to connect with each other. Calling friends gives us the perfect opportunity to check in and see how they're doing, even when we're miles apart. Plus, it's also an amazing way to celebrate special days like birthdays or holidays!</p></div></div>

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When is National Call a Friend Day?

National Call a Friend Day is celebrated on December 28 every year. In 2024, National Call a Friend Day will occur on a Saturday.

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