Add a bit of #swag to Raksha Bandhan, guys!

  • Snigdha Ahuja, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 29, 2015 15:50 IST
Add #swag to your Raksha Bandhan celebrations.

Move over chocolates, mom-forced gift boxes and other ­boring gifts, girls and boys! Today, celebrate Raksha Bandhan in your own special way, and make the day #trend for your sibling.

Memory box
Go back in time to bring in a sense of nostalgia to your customised gift. Start by using a worn-out shoe box or an old whicker basket for your memory box. Now, put in all the things that reminds you of your childhood. From a sepia-tinged poloroid from a sunny family picnic years ago to the keychain you fought over when you were kids — let memories take over today!

Show some #love
We are all hashtag crazy here aren’t we? It’s time to make your sister or brother feel like a celeb guys! Start your own hashtag on photo-sharing social networks, and rope in friends and family to make it trend. Everytime your sibling clicks on the tag online, it will take them to a collage of all that is dedicated to them on these social accounts.

On the right note
Do you often fight over whose playlist is going to rule the laptop speakers? Well, let go of your music-love for one day, dear brothers and sisters, and surprise your sibling with a new-age mix tape. Even if you hate their love for hip-hop or can’t get your head around all the rythm and blues — here’s your chance to make up for all the bickering. Create a special digital playlist dedicated to all that your sibling loves and let their smile take over!

We all know about snapchat! It’s the popular phone app that records your entire day’s musings, making a moving collage of video and photo clips. Well, let your snap story be all about Raksha Bandhan. Record your celebrations and dedicate your Rakhi story to your sibling. Since your entire snap can be downloaded, you can also share it on your Facebook, Twitter and Insta accounts.

Chat buddies
Are you one of those who tend to take screenshots of all the funny chats you have on instant phone messengers? Well, combine all of these funny, poignant conversations with your sister/brother (including the fights) and blow these up in print format to create a big collage. The pictorial storyline will make you both laugh/cry/fight and will give you much to talk about!

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