Rakhi is the festival of unveiling the sweetness of the bond that brothers and sisters share. A rakhi is symbolic to the strong bond that is shared between the two. The term Rakshabandhan means a relation that involves care and protection. In India, families are tight knit and are emotionally involved with each other and with festivals the knots only become stronger.
Rakshabandhan is recognized by the merry exchange of gifts and blessings between brothers and sisters. Every sister eagerly waits for her brother to present her with a gift; very often brothers take the easy way out and hand over the money envelope so their sisters can splurge as per their choice. When brothers live far away, every sister makes it a point that their rakhi reaches their brother and hence begins the calls to the courier services.
With the current trends, Online gifting is taking over and now brothers and sisters are looking beyond going to the malls for gifts and rakhis. Sisters are adding a personal touch to their love by getting customised rakhis made and brothers are gifting their sisters everything from online store vouchers to the best sister hamper.
It’s a plethora of choices for anyone who is looking for a gift with so many online stores and special stalls at the malls just for the occasion of Rakshabandhan. Special menus are designed and the house is prepped to bits just so the special day looks brighter and bigger for the siblings.
So how are you planning to celebrate Rakshabandhan this year?