Earlier any event be it a festivity or any special occasion meant coming together of family members, relatives and friends. All of them would enjoy, rejoice and party thus making the occasion a grand one. Nobody missed any functions or festivals as they worked in the neighborhood. But in today’ fast paced modern life, family get-togethers on festive occasions have become a rarity. Because of job and time constraints, people are forced to be away from home for a long period of time. Since in India we have thousands of festivals and numerous special occasions, which are celebrated with much fanfare, it is impossible to be physically present on all these occasions. However, you can still be part of the occasion. Let’s see how.
This December we are having two important celebrations and they are Christmas and New Year’ eve. If you are going to be away from your family on these occasions there are a few things that you can do so that your family do not miss you much.
Buy 3G mobiles for you as well as for your family and gift them theirs on the special day. Now it is easy for you to be part of the festive occasion. Just call them up to meet your relatives and friends, to talk, to party, to watch the bursting of crackers and to enjoy watching your friends and relatives relishing the mouth watering homemade dishes.
Send gifts to India if you are overseas and make sure that it reaches the recipients only on the D-day. Send the gifts to a friend of yours so that he can deliver the gifts to your family members on the festive day. This would definitely be a pleasant surprise for your family.
As for sending gifts, you can try different options. One way is to try to find out what your family members wish to have and send it through online shopping sites. Apart from the items, do include some Christmas gift hampers. Since with some online shopping sites it is possible to enter gift messages, make sure to write personalized messages. However, if you are unable to find out the personal favorites of your family members, then the best option is to send them gift certificates so that they can choose items of their choice. You can send the gift certificate either by courier or by email in electronic format.
Just try this and make festivals a memorable moment for you as well as your family.
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