Boom… Bam…Bang… Remember, how as kids, the festive season used to be all about noisy firecrackers and competing with neighbours to see who has the best (or the loudest) ones? Our family mandatorily investing in traditional gold coins? Exchanging unimaginable packets of sweets with maternal relatives, paternal relatives, neighbours, extended neighbours and everyone else we called family.
Cut to 2019… We, millennials are celebrating the festive season, in much simpler and thoughtful ways. Our idea of celebrations is changing, while we keep the essence of the festive spirit intact. “
Be it a quiet revelry with strangers-turned-friends on a solo trip or decorations with recycled paper lanterns instead of traditional lights, we are spreading festive cheer minus the chaos. So, here are 3 more ways in which you can UnTradition and add your own touch to festivities.
#1. Campfires instead of Firecrackers
Like all things we do, we care for the environment and for our four-legged friends too! And, celebrations mean a lot more when those we care for are happy! So, head off to your nearest beach with your besties, light up a campfire, and groove to your fave music. You never know, it could turn out to be a celebration that could get you more likes than your most-liked pics so far!
#2. Gifting Plants instead of Silver Coins… or anything else!
You know those coins go right inside the locker and a lot of other gifts look like, well the usual gifts – home decor, diyas, candles, clothes, dry fruits and electronics. So, get your green gifting thumb on and we’re sure, your gift will be remembered way longer! Plus, the environment will thank you too.
#3. Baking Brownies instead of offering Besan Laddoos
Let’s face it… there’re only so many sweets we can eat and expect others to eat! And, you don’t really know what goes into the store-bought sweets. So, how about baking your own recipes and offering them to guests? We already see it being a hit with them! And, an even better idea? You can bake some special treats and donate them to an orphanage too. So, while our concept of celebrations is seeing a shift, us, millennial women are also changing the way we buy and wear gold during the festive season. We look for simple gold jewellery that can be refreshed with our casual, work and party looks beyond the festivities, and not necessarily as a one-time buy, just for festive occasions. While our earlier generation treated gold like a treasure, with investment only focus, we are more comfortable giving gold jewellery a place in our everyday wardrobe and look for designs that are Instagram-worthy too. And, one thing’s for sure… be it life or gold jewellery – we, millennials, are handling it with a lot more fun!