Secret Pal Day
Friendship is a blessing in any person’s life. But having a secret pal can make your life more interesting and exciting. Today is Secret Pal Day, which marks the beginning of all this.
Secret Pal is a program that celebrates friendship, coworkers and community members. It has been around for many decades. The Secret Pal, which is similar to Secret Santa, is a person who sends cards and gifts to their “pal” throughout the year.
January 11th is the day Secret Pal programs kickoff parties. Each participant chooses or is assigned the name of their Secret Pal. If members of the Secret Pal group don’t know each other, they can share information about themselves to make it easier for their Secret Pal to delight them. They can also share their favourite sweet treat, candy, or favorite flower, if they have one.
Secret Pal Day does not have to be a large group activity. You can be a secret blessing for someone special by being an individual.
Secret Pal Day is a great way to kick off a year of supporting another person in small ways. But, try not to reveal your identity!
These are some fun ways you can celebrate Secret Pal Day this year and throughout the year.
Participants in a program simply need to choose the name of someone they will be exchanging names with at their Secret Pal name party. If you are a rebel on Secret Pal Day, choose a friend or neighbor who has been through difficult times and could use some encouragement.
Secret Pal Day is a time to plan and prepare for the coming year. This will allow you to let your Secret Pal know how much you care. You don’t need to spend a lot, but you might find some useful supplies like envelopes, notecards, stickers, stamps or post-it notes. You can leave them notes for different holidays, or just because. Don’t forget their birthday and to leave them a gift.
Next, create a list with ideas for monthly gifts. You can send them homemade cookies, brownies, fresh fruit baskets or sweet treats in an envelope. Simple and easy seasonal ideas include nail polish for summer, a spring bunny or pumpkin decorations for autumn.
Secret Pal Day’s most important aspect is to be sneaky. Keep the secret from the big reveal party at year’s end!