Send A Hug Day is January 21st, 2013 - but you don't have to wait until then to give someone a hug.
Send A Hug Day aka National Hug Day is January 21st
National Hug Day encourages you to give out hugs on one day every year - January 21st. In 2004, The Free Hugs Campaign was launched, which involves people giving hugs to random people on the street to lift their spirits at any time during the year. There is no association between these two groups, though they share the same sentiment.
Benefits of Hugging
Studies show that hugging can help build a good immune system, decrease the risk of heart disease, and decrease levels of the stress hormone cortisol in women. Whether you hug a family member or a stranger, the mental and physical health benefits are the same.
If you can't be there in person to give a friend a big hug then why not send one of our Send A Hug™ keepsakes? Exclusive from Teleflora's Flowers-in-a-Gift collection, our Happy Chick is embracing the egg it just hatched from and a detachable pink plush puppy is clasping onto a red ceramic vase. Our cute plush teddy is giving a bear hug around a bud vase containing an assortment of pink flowers. Show some love and Send A Hug™ today! Our cute collectibles are sure to please and provide years of hugs.