10 Simple Friendship Traditions Worth Starting

"My friends and I spend time together each month doing a new creative activity. We all met when we took a class together based on the book, The Artists Way. Since that time, we have chosen a new activity to try together each month." --Ella, 52

"Every two weeks my best friend and I celebrate 'Happy Day.' We get together on a Saturday morning to get our hair done, have lunch and go shopping. It's a day for both of us to unwind from our hectic week, and be wild and free teenagers again." --Tracey, 33

"We get together and cook. We plan out a menu and divide up the ingredients list so that everyone brings something. We then choose music that plays while we are cooking, and then everyone eats, cleans up and takes home the leftovers." --Gladys, 33

"We have one funny nightly tradition. We call each other around 9pm every night and have a nightcap. It doesn't always involve a drink, sometimes just some insightful conversation to recap the day's events." --Nancy, 32

"Now, five years later, friends of 52 years meet every month, pay $10 dues and reenergize ourselves with each other. At the end of the year, half of the money goes to charity while the other half goes toward a special dinner for us." --Deborah, 57

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