Whether it is in the closest of bonds or the farthest of distances between us, our family is some of the closest ties many of us have outside of marriage and children.
This day is to celebrate one of those very bonds, one that has sparked many stories, movies, and songs; the bond of sisterhood. So here’s to you, all the sisters out there that cared for us, helped us and even helped shape us into who we are today!
Learn about National Sisters Day
Sister. She is your mirror, shining back at you with a world of possibilities. She is your witness, who sees you at your worst and best, and loves you anyway. She is your partner in crime, your midnight companion, someone who knows when you are smiling, even in the dark. She is your teacher, your defense attorney, your personal press agent, even your shrink. Some days, she’s the reason you wish you were an only child.Barbara Alpert
We think that quote from Barbara Alpert pretty much sums it up, right? If you are lucky enough to have a sister, we are sure you will be able to relate to all of that. After all, sisters share a unique bond, and it is definitely one that should be celebrated, even if it can be difficult at times!
While sisters don’t always agree, they always have each other’s back and they will always be there for one another. Arguments here and there are natural, but that bond shared is something that can never be broken, no matter how difficult times maybe.
If you don’t have a sister in your life biologically, you may have someone who has become a sister to you, and so today is the perfect day to pay tribute to that. There are also a lot of sisters that have not found each other until later in life, as well as half-sisters and stepsisters. Sisters come in many different shapes and forms, and National Sisters Day is about celebrating them all!
History of National Sisters Day
The history of sisters is something to view back as far as time goes back. A sister was one that you confided in, asked a question to the older ones, guided the younger ones, and we’re there to help them either way during the bad times, and celebrate with them on the good times.
A sister may not be the ones born of the same mother or father, but those close enough that they might as well share your blood. In fact, the very idea of sisterhood has been around for many a millennial, with churches, covens and even groups of traveling pants forming them.
Just kidding, we all know it was a group of teenagers. But still, the idea shows merit and a bond between them that transcends even friendship.
How to celebrate National Sisters Day
A sister is one that you are close to, so telling you how to celebrate Sister’s Day is like telling you how you like your dinner prepared – best to make that decision yourself after some loosely given suggestions if you are totally in the dark.
A dinner with both of your favorite foods, going out to see a movie that brings back memories, a walk through your old stomping grounds, or even just a cup of coffee to reconnect after many years apart. All are viable ways to spend Sister’s Day, in the presence of that individual, or individuals, that you care for in that way.
That is the important thing – spend the time with your sister(s), enjoy yourselves and reclaim that bond from childhood if any of it has drifted or stretched thin. Make the time to reconnect, and remember that while we are all here, it is the bonds with one another that we share that really makes the life blossom from existence into a beautiful cornucopia of craziness we all call life.
Best to cherish each bond, each moment we have with those of us we are closest to.
If you and your sister aren’t going through the best of times at the moment, you could use National Sisters Day as an opportunity to try and reconnect with your sister. There are a number of different things you can do. The first step is to always break the ice.
This can be the most difficult, but the most rewarding part. You could say that you’ve been thinking about your relationship and you really don’t want to lose it. Siblings become estranged for a whole host of reasons, but it is never too late to repair the damage.
Another way that you can pay tribute to National Sisters Day is by watching one of the many great films about sisters. There is only one place to begin, and this is with White Chicks. The movie sees two disgraced FBI agents, played by Shawn Wayans and Marlon Wayans, go undercover as two sisters.
It is a film that will have you laughing all of the way through, making it a great choice for you and your sister to watch together on this day. Perhaps you are a fan of old school films? If so, there is everything from What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? To Hannah and Her Sisters. You can choose to watch a different film every year; why not make it a bit of a tradition? You will never run out, as this special bond is celebrated in many movie depictions.