In the busy schedules of our daily activities, we hardly get much time for ourselves. If we are not giving enough time to ourselves then how could be even feeling of talking to our creative head -The GOD. Time passes out but we left alone with our engagements only. But of course whenever we are in a trouble, or things are not going well according to our thoughts, the very first word we utters out of mouth is- Oh, GOD! And see, what a pity, not to have a single moment to share with him. Actually with the gradually changing world and technological development we are growing in ourselves, a sense of being the “all in all”, then why to accept the existence of GOD whom we have never seen even.
Truly we are doing the same also but if I am saying that we never and never thought of HIM, then I might be wrong. The best way to prove myself wrong is the festival time. Festivals are the moments to celebrate and share a meeting with the GOD, saying him- THANX for his gifts -the LIFE, the joys, the sufferings, and the will to tackle those hardships so as to succeed. During this time we love to show our gesture to our known ones showering them the feeling of YES, YOU ARE IMPORTANT! I DO CARE FOR YOU. In the Christian community, the birthday of Jesus Christ is valued the most auspicious day and so the birth place too. And if we are enjoying it with a bagful of gifts, as a sign of love and good deeds, then the day turns out to be the most memorable day of the year. At least I think so. Holy land gifts are one such option to express the feeling. These could be olive wood showpieces; genuine holy water, crosses, bibles, rosaries etc. They are a set of gift items specially designed and prepared for this occasion to make people believe the presence of the Almighty. These not only conveys the thought of being near to GOD but also a pure feeling of being blessed. It helps us to regain our lost hopes thereby getting a new hope to rejuvenate our life ones again. There are Christian gifts also available which includes Jesus statues, sculptures, holy books etc. These are generally meant for the Christian community people to celebrate their occasion but can be given to anyone who knows or want to know the true meaning of the term celebration of life.
The actual purpose of celebrating festivals is to feel the presence of GOD, to be near our deer ones and shrug out the bad phases of life with a positive hope. The Christian spiritual gifts are also made for the purpose to plug on the same feeling. Whatever human values are being inculcated by our seniors from our childhood in us like mercy, knowledge, help, wisdom etc, with time, we are ignoring it in our daily lives, but if getting back those again in the form of festival gifts, then how good the feeling is. These are merely not gifts but also fill out the void of man’s incompleteness. Even if not virtually seen, they are much more effective in influencing one’s life by grooming pure and positive thoughts in him. If a person turns out happy and smile back at life then I suppose festivals are justifying their meanings. The small gifts work as a medium to celebrate these purposes to the fullest.