It is the time of the year when you shall go out and celebrate the season. People take holidays to meet with their friends, travel to different places, abroad and welcome the New Year. However, the season of spreading happiness is not just limited to these days in the year. There are several occasions when you can give the gift of happiness with a little appreciation, a memento, a little something that reminds you of the event, time and so on. There are emotions attached to presents and it makes people happy. Whenever you give a gift to someone who has never been that fortunate, it is nothing less than a grand celebration. It may not be an expensive item either and, as mentioned above, has to do with the emotions of the people involved. As kids, we learn to present people we love with flowers, cards and as we grow up things change their appearance and color but the reasons remain the same. This is the foundation of many shops, stores and boutiques that sell self-curated and, at times, self-made items. These are stuff that can be items of daily use or just a showpiece to be hung on your wall.
What are you going to get this time?
Aren’t we confronted with this question before a special occasion approaches? We look at our friends, pondering over ideas and browsing online for something that they like. This is a routine scene at the peak periods of the year when celebrations take place worldwide like the New Year. There cannot be another one that shares so much of the globe in a single day. This brings together people across continents sharing messages and wishes. You see cards getting everywhere from one end of the town to another, and also from one end of the world to another. At times, these items are nothing extraordinary. It could be an Amalfi vase, from one of the largest collections of home decor in the world, or just a key ring with your boyfriend’s initials engraved on it. The sentiments matter here and that is what keeps these businesses afloat.
People tend to buy things when they visit foreign lands as a memento of that place.We have seen this happen many times around us and it is a sign of appreciation. In the same way, we see ourselves, giving away cards to our friends when we meet them after the Christmas holidays. We prepare coffee table books from Australia to remember the class before we leave for high school.