Isn’t it super annoying to wake up to a series of forwarded messages on WhatsApp groups? From pictures of various gods to ‘Good Morning’ texts, these are messages we don’t even feel like checking, let alone replying. So why should we send similar forwarded messages to our loved ones this Diwali?
This year, let’s all ditch the boring forwards and do something wholesome by adding a personal touch to our Diwali wishes! Here’s how to share #YourWordsNotForwards:
If you want to send a message, don’t just copy-paste a Diwali wish off the internet or from someone else’s forward. Instead, you could choose pictures of yourself with your family and friends and use an image editor to add a small caption to it. Take out some time and do this for each of your loved ones and I’m sure they’re going to cherish it!
If you think sending pictures is basic and you really want to amp your Diwali game, recording a short video of yourself, addressing your family and friends, and wishing them a happy Diwali is also a good way to add a personal touch.
You could also make a GIF out of a video of yourself lighting a diya, drawing a rangoli, burning a phuljhari, or just blowing a kiss to your family. Add a message underneath it and watch yourself become a star on WhatsApp groups!
If you are living away from home, remember to voice/video call your family, especially your grandparents. It would mean the world to them.
Living in a digital world where everything can be found on the internet, it is convenient to forward ready-made messages than make an effort to come up with something personal. However, it is always the effort that wins the heart because it stems out of love. And this video by Vodafone captures exactly that! Have a look:
Therefore, this festive season use #YourWordsNotForwards to tell your loved ones how much they mean to you and wish them a very happy and safe Diwali!