Depending on how enjoyable your family is, Visit Your Relatives Day, which is observed annually on May 18th, could turn out to be a day of fun or a day of awkward, silent eating. Hopefully you at least have relatives on the family tree that 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 you’ve 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. If you’re feeling really generous, send a gift basket filled with goodies.
Whether you’re 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.