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Eco Friendly Rakhi Gifts with a pledge to protect Mother Earth

Raksha Bandhan is one of the most important Hindu festivals that marks the advent of the festive season in India. It is celebration of the unbreakable bond shared between brothers and sisters. The name, Raksha Bandhan, translates to 'Protection Bond', which signifies the promise to protect. On this auspicious day, sisters tie 'Rakhi' around the wrist of their brothers.</p><p><br></p><p>The Rakhi thread is considered as sacred because it reminds of the promise a brother makes to her sister that he will protect her until death. On the occasion, sisters pray for the good health and well-being of their brothers and in lieu get gifts from their brother. The significance of the festival can be gauged from the fact that it strengthens the relationship between a brother and sister, a defining character of Indian society. Raksha Bandhan is a festival marked since ancient times and there are several mythological stories that revolve around this custom. Indian history has several stories when brothers are said to have stepped up to protect their sisters during times of adversity. It is said that in the ancient times, queens used to send <a href="">Rakhi</a> to their neighbours symbolizing brotherhood.</p><p><br></p><p>Gifts play an important part of the Rakhi festivities and trend these days is to go eco-friendly with presents. The gifts that we send to our loved ones should feel like well-intentioned ones. Wonderful eco-friendly and sustainable gifts should make the recipient loved and at the same time give a much-needed nod and care to our planet. And what better gift than Live Plant sets. Air-purifying plants such as cacti, succulents, terrariums, bonsai, seed cards, bamboo plants are the biggest trend-setters this season. These not only purify the air around us but also uplifts the mood of the house and helps spread positivity.</p><p>Items such as Reusable Shopping Bags, Thermal cups, Natural make-up stuff, Notebooks and diaries made from recycled waste and papers, Brushes made of recycled plastic or plant-based materials can also be perfect gifting options this Raksha Bandhan. Also, one-of-a-kind dry fruit hampers are packed with nutrients and antioxidants such as almonds, cashew nuts, pistachios, or figs.</p><p>So, this Raksha Bandhan, we should pledge to not only strengthen the bond between brothers and sisters but also with our Planet Earth. A step towards this could be the use of sustainable gifts that will lift up the mood and spirit of the festival and make us to our bit for Mother Earth, too.

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Posted on: 2020-07-15 12:26:07 PM

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