How To Celebrate Nelson Mandela Day

Nelson Mandela Day Initiatives

On 18 July, Nelson Mandela Day 2022, commemorate the memory of the father of our country. Madiba was known and adored for his generosity, and his kindness towards children, among his many other accolades. And to honour him, and everything he did for our country, we celebrate a day dedicated to him each year – for just 67 minutes. Madiba Day is unlike any other – it’s a day where we lend out a helping hand to our fellow man and woman. On this day, we help our neighbours, our community and our country.

Spending 67 minutes for Mandela Day, helping one of many charity organisations or just being there for a friend or family member, may not feel like enough. But sometimes, that’s all that’s needed. Whether it’s planting a vegetable garden at a children’s home or having tea with grandma so she doesn’t feel so lonely, being there makes an impact on their lives. It’s one small act of kindness on your part that makes a huge impact on theirs! But you may be wondering how to make a difference on this historic day. Well, not to worry – because we have a few ideas.

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Feed The Hungry

Unfortunately, not everyone is lucky enough to have a warm meal keeping them full throughout the day. And some may find it even more difficult to eat a healthy meal. So why not spend your 67 minutes treating someone to a few healthy snacks or a full meal? NetFlorist offers a fine selection of fresh fruit baskets, biltong hampers and dried fruit and nut packs. These gifts are perfect for anyone going through a rough patch. But you needn’t stop there. Fill their bellies with a warm meal too. Whether it’s from a restaurant, from your local supermarket or comfort food made lovingly in your kitchen, this gesture of kindness is sure to go a long way!

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Support A Shelter

Shelters – filled with dogs, cats, horses, rabbits and even llamas – are everywhere. So, why not spend your 67 minutes (or more) helping out a shelter? This could include walking dogs, planting flowers, cleaning pens or even making a donation of food and animal care products. In fact, you could start a community drive and collect a load of items to get shelters through the winter. NetFlorist offers a range of pet care giftware that fur babies everywhere will appreciate – and we can deliver gifts right to their door! From pet care gifts to blankets and throws, a heart-warming gesture is always appreciated.

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Be Generous

Sometimes, all someone needs to get through is knowing that you’re there. Whether they’re going through a difficult time or are just down on their luck, a simple gift is all they need to bring them some cheer. And bringing people happiness is what NetFlorist is all about. From fine wine and chocolate hampers to flower arrangements and personalised stationery, this gift will tick the box. And by ordering online, your loved ones will get a gift delivered to their door, no matter where you are in the world. What could be better than showing you’re always there, no matter how far apart you are?

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Help Out

Traditionally, our 67 minutes are spent volunteering at old age homes, children’s homes and animal shelters. And there’s no reason to stop – these are all wonderful Nelson Mandela Day initiatives. Whether it’s painting an orphanage in bright, beautiful colours or spending the day with our elderly community members, all these acts honour Madiba. Other ideas for celebrating Mandela Day include making soup for homeless shelters, donating food, blankets or clothes, or even donating blood to someone in need.

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Be There

Nelson Mandela Day isn’t just about helping those less fortunate than ourselves. This day is about making a difference in our communities, and charity starts at home. Use this day to show your friends and family members how much you truly care. Sometimes, that’s all it takes – being there! Vow to make a bigger impact on your child’s life – which starts with spending time with them. Why not order an awesome DIY Kit, like a slime kit, from our range of stationery gifts for kids to make together? And don’t forget to get in some quality time with Grandma and Grandpa. Spoil them with a surprise tea party that includes a coffee and tea gift, a personalised mug and some freshly baked cookies!

Tea Gift Set Kids Stationery Cookie Tin

Show You Care

On International Nelson Mandela Day, it’s important to let friends, family, and other community members know how much you care. And it’s easy to do, even when they’re far away – with a gift! Send a friendship gift to a pal you haven’t seen, or a get-well gift to a colleague under the weather. Don’t forget a bouquet of flowers for Mother’s Day or a fantastic man crate on Father’s Day – no matter the occasion, you can show you care (but especially on 18 July). With nationwide gift delivery, there’s really no excuse to not make them feel special.

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More Than 67 Minutes

Honour the memory of Madiba, the father of our nation, and give a helping hand to both your loved ones and strangers in need. It really doesn’t take much more than a bit of kindness to change the world. And remember, a little goes a long way… So, how will you be spending your 67 minutes on Mandela Day?

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