The very word ‘Christmas’ brings into our minds the picture of lights, gifts and the Christmas tree. It is an occasion where we celebrate the fortune that He has granted upon us. On this day we are reminded of how each person who happens to be a part of our lives is to be appreciated for their being. Hence, we gift each other which may work as a token of appreciation or a way to well wishing. Hampers are a common gift to present. It is a very sophisticated and an authentic way to gift and greet at the time of the Christmas.
In a commercialized world like todays, the act of gifting has taken another level. It is amazing to notice how today there are numerous such industries, almost all over the world, whose business is to deliver ordered Christmas hampers. Hampers are supposed to be a small package of gifts which may contain chocolates, dry fruits, soft toys etc. The various industries design such hampers and model them in fancy manners. The order may take place as a thousand hampers together to be gifted by a company to its employees, or as a single hamper to be gifted to a close one. It, however, depends from one industry to other. These industries often provide the advantage of making the payment in installments too. The hampers can be of two types, one which is particularly designed by the customer, and the others which are designed by the industries themselves providing the customers with a large variety to choose from. A fancy Christmas hamper can have many things in it. It may contain truffles, rosemary crackers, plum chutney, cheese biscuits, whole grain mustard, cookies and many more. It may contain a bottle of wine or champagne to add to it, too. They may be delivered to the customers or to the individual for whom the gift hamper is meant as a gift directly, according to the placement of the order. Some industries also offer a discount on an early order of the hamper.
Hampers are also given out by shops and malls to its visiting customers. This is off course a matter of business promotion. These hampers are simple and genuine. They generally contain chocolates and sweets, and sometimes a small soft toy or a Santa Claus cap. Hampers are all in all a gift. It may come from a corporate office to its members, and from a family to its relatives. It is an authentic way to wish at any occasion at all. Hampers on a simple welcome ceremony may contain wine and flowers. What matters the most is with what respect and affection it is coming from. Anything gifted from the heart is precious indeed, and so is also a hamper. When a hamper is prepared in a special manner, the act of gifting the hamper also becomes more special. Hampers are therefore specially decorated and made attractive during the Christmas to add to the grandeur of the occasion, and make it all the more warm and bright.