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Sure, friends might text each other or send an email, but there is nothing quite like a phone call and hearing each other’s voice to help two people feel connected.

National Call a Friend Day is the time to show appreciation and care for a friend.

History of National Call a Friend Day

Situated just between Christmas and New Year’s, National Call a Friend Day is meant to be a time between these two big days to make sure that friends stay connected. This is especially important for friends who don’t necessarily live near each other.

In today’s world of technology, even though in some ways it has the possibility to bring people together, people can feel more isolated than ever. Because social media only portrays the surface, it’s important to be sure that actual personal contact and connections are made through conversation.

Considering the fact that the holiday season is a time when many people struggle with depression and even suicidal ideations, it’s very important to try to stay connected. And voice-based communication is an important way that helps people feel seen and heard.

National Call a Friend Day is the time to reach out to friends with a phone call and connect with them. Let them know they are thought of and cared for, and catch up with what is going on in each others’ lives.

How to Celebrate National Call a Friend Day

Enjoy National Call a friend day with some of these ideas for celebrating:

Call a Friend

Of course, the first order of business on National Call a Friend Day is to go ahead and make that phone call. Even if it’s just a five minute call to check in to see how a friend is doing, or an hours long catch up after some time away. Relax and enjoy a phone call to a friend!

Make a Playlist for National Call a Friend Day

After calling a friend or two, don’t forget to create a soundtrack for National Call a Friend Day. Perhaps it could be a playlist of songs that bring up memories of a particular friend and could be shared with them on Spotify, Apple music or some other music platform. Or maybe it’s a fun playlist that is just about friendship in general.

Get started making a playlist for National Call a Friend Day with some of these songs:

  • I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder (1984). Flash back into the eighties when this song scored number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for three weeks in a row.
  • Whenever I Call You “Friend” by Kenny Loggins (1978). A lovely look back at friendship, Loggins made a recording of this one as a duo with Stevie Nicks.
  • Call My Friends by Shawn Mendes (2020). Just a reminder that it’s good to call friends when things are difficult.
  • You’ve Got a Friend by Carole King (1971). First recorded by King on her album Tapestry, the version sung by James Taylor as well, and they both won Grammys for the song.

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