Depending on how enjoyable your family is, Visit Your Relatives Day could turn out to be a day of fun or a day of awkward, silent eating. Hopefully, on May 18, you have at least one relative on the family tree who would be worth visiting.
It can be easy to lose track of your relatives during the months leading up to summer. Visit Your Relatives Day reminds us to reach out and catch up, and it comes at the perfect time when we have had a few months to recover from the hectic holiday craziness of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Why not use it as an excuse to take a little vacation?
Of course, not everyone has the time or money to travel. However, sending a text or spending a few minutes of face-time, to let them know you’re thinking about them, is a perfectly acceptable way to celebrate. And if you’re feeling really generous, send a gift basket filled with goodies.
Whether you are getting along or just going along, Visit Your Relatives Day is an opportunity to put those annoying disagreements aside and let bygones be bygones. After all, every family tree has a few nuts.