It’s that time of the year, where the whiff of gujiya, ghevar and phirni along with other delicacies available in the market, not to forget those beautiful, vibrant rakhis which have already flooded the marketplace – be it cartoon figures for your little brothers, or gold and silver customized rakhis with “super bro”, “gully bhai”, “desi bro”, and others with precious stones plucked in them – tells us that Rakhshabandhan is just around the corner.
To make it extra special for you and your siblings, I’ve some of the coolest ways in which you can celebrate this Rakshabandhan. Try one or more of these and come back to thank us later.
Did you think only you have a craze for personalised gifts? Rakshabandhan is the best time to gift your siblings a photo collage clubbing their selfies, family pics and your pics together – make a presentable piece out of it and get it printed and framed. You can even ask your mother for their old pictures and collect the ones which were clicked on this special festival from the past years. If time permits you, try to make a handmade collage where you can insert some heartfelt messages for your sibling. Make sure that you sit and unwrap it together, so you can smile over the sweet memories that two of you have made together. After all, each picture has a story!
This is surely hitting the shelves this season. It all started with wedding videos, then birthday videos, pre and post-wedding videos and now Rakshabandhan videos are totally in trend. You can start by filming short videos of your parents and relatives.
where they can share some old memories and incidents where your sibling made a complete fool out of him. How about their most embarrassing moments as a kid? This will be fun while nostalgia hits at the bottom. You can combine all the bits and pieces together and end the video with your very own Raksha Bandhan messages. Tell your sibling that behind all the constant battering, all you have is the unconditional love for him. Oh yes, do remember to sit with a tissue box, because this one is going to get you all teary-eyed.
Dig in for your age-old board games
Which one was your board game, was it ludo or monopoly or chess or snakes & ladders? I’m sure you still remember all those hours that you spent in playing all these board games with your sibling, so they do – nobody can forget the snake who bit everyone on the 98th number. It is time to cherish all those days and try your luck yet again on all these games. How about a round of BINGO? So, gather your siblings and let’s play!
Do good together, feel good together
If you and your sibling have a charitable streak then this one is for you. Pay a visit to the nearest orphanage and help those young kids. Celebrate this festival with equal zeal with the innocent boys and girls at the orphanage, spread love and happiness. I promise you’ll feel great when you spend some time with them – share your stories and hear theirs. Don’t forget to take some sweets, chocolates and toffees for them, and see the innocent beings smile, wholeheartedly!
Trip to your favourite place
You and your sibling must have a pet, favourite place to which you are attached for no particular reason – might be because you went to the same place every year with your family or you like to spend your leisure time, chilling there. What about your grandparent’s house? We all loved visiting our nanu-nani during our summer breaks. Make sure you plan a trip when the two of you’re free, so you can spend time packing, travelling and making some new memories together.
May these tips help you have a great Rakshabandhan and your bond deepen with each passing day. A very happy Raksha Bandhan to you all!