Celebrating Rakhi from a distance

Raksha Bandhan is an occasion special to all of us. A day to celebrate the special love you share with your siblings. As special as the day is, it is a bit difficult for those who live far from each other. Even if you are in different states in India or one of you is abroad, The distance, no matter how big or small it is, always hurts. The current pandemic is not helping the situation either; as for the safety of our loved ones, we must keep our distance. We can not erase the miles between you, but we can definitely help you feel closer to them. Here are some ideas on how to celebrate Raksha Bandhan long-distance.

Meet on Call

You can not be together, but the thought of not being able to see your sibling is scaring you? Technology is here to save the day; The best idea would be to celebrate the day on a Video call. There are many video-calling apps available to choose from, including Duo, Facetime, Skype, etc. you can choose whichever you like and spend hours talking and laughing. Relive the childhood memories. You can even include the entire family on the call and have one big happy Rakhi celebration.

Send a Rakhi

Just because you’re away from your brother, it doesn’t mean that your Rakhi should be away from him too. This Raksha Bandhan, send a rakhi for brother that you love and adore. It doesn’t matter if you’re sending Rakhi online India or abroad; there are several websites available through which you can send your brother a rakhi irrespective of his location.

Share Sweets

Except for friendly bickering between you and your sibling, another great memory of Raksha Bandhan includes lots and lots of sweets. Sweets were the part of the festival that we used to look forward to most as kids. Even the love for sweets is ever-present. You can share this love by sending sweets to each other. You can opt for Indian sweets; You can also go for chocolates or break the norms and send a cake to make your lovely sibling smile.

Express love-Digitally

You can send your love to your sibling instantly through the new digital gifts. These gifts include some pretty cool options such as personalised apps, e-greeting cards, personalised videos, live guitar performances etc. The best thing about these gifts is that they are instantly transferred to the recipient, and you can witness the happiness on their face while you’re on call.

Exchange Gifts

When you’re living far from home but still receive a Rakhi every year, you must want to send something to her as well, don’t you? Then you should definitely send a gift her way to show how much you miss being with her. You can gift her something she loves, like her favourite brand’s dress or shoes, or you can send her a personalised gift. There are so many websites available that provide this service; all you gotta do is choose.

Cook Together

Are you missing homemade food on Raksha Bandhan? We know how you feel; those delicious dishes made on this occasion are one of the things that make this festival so unique. You don’t have to miss out on them now. Get your sibling on a video call, and you both can cook together. It can be a bonding experience with one of you instructing and the other following. In case you both don’t know how to cook, you can search for a recipe online and share a virtual meal together at the end.

Watch a Movie Together

It has been ages since we went to watch a movie with your sibling, right? So, this Raksha Bandhan, take some time and watch a movie together. You can rewatch an old favourite movie or go for a new one. Many online streaming platforms offer the option to add people while watching, where the film plays on multiple devices simultaneously, like Amazon Prime party.

Raksha Bandhan is a time to celebrate the love you feel, no matter where you are. Your siblings are your friends for life and understand you in a way no one else can. This Raksha Bandhan, be happy with your siblings, no matter where you are.

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