You’re Welcomegiving Day
You’re Welcomegiving Day:
You’re Welcomegiving Day is celebrated right after Thanksgiving Day annually in the USA and is observed nationwide. Generally, when someone thanks us for a service or kindness, we respond to them by saying, “You’re Welcome.” On Thanksgiving Day we say “Thanks” for what we have, for the blessings and all the people in our lives. So, it only seems natural that this celebration is right after Thanksgiving day. Hence the celebration is an advocate for itself.
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Why You’re Welcomegiving Day?
The phrase “you’re welcome” covers a variety of ‘‘thank you’s’’ in English. In all contexts of appreciation whether it be from an individual or a group, you can always resort to“you’re welcome”. It can be coupled with a great smile, handshake, or even a hug! When we want to convey that our effort was meant with care and not out of a mere obligation, “you’re very welcome” can be used to put the beneficiary at ease.
This simple phrase tells others that you have heard their gratitude. It reminds you to always stay humble while you say the phrase.
When generosity comes with resentment and people don’t respond with “you’re welcome”, it sometimes shows that you are doing your good acts for the wrong reasons. Take some time on You’re Welcome-Giving Day to analyze your feelings when you’re being generous, and see if you could use a little humility in your life.
However, in other languages, “you’re welcome” has translation difficulties due to the plural and singular “you”. Also, in some languages, the phrase does not have any meaning altogether. Variations of the response to show appreciation, exist all over the world.“You’re Welcome” as a polite, social etiquette, which from time to time takes up a political twist, seems exclusive to the English language.
Surely this day is a reminder to make kindness and generosity infectious and deviate from man’s general tendency of pride and self-centeredness.
How Can We Observe You’re Welcomegiving Day?
- Social media
One of the best and easiest ways is to make sure to say You’re Welcome. Use #YoureWelcomegivingDay to post on social media
- Learn How To Celebrate The Day
The best way to celebrate this holiday is to always say “You’re Welcome” when others thank you for the kindness or favor you have done.
Whenever and wherever you are, you can participate in this celebration without spending a dime. Just speak a profusion of “thank you’s” for even the slightest of reasons and elicit the “You’re welcome’’ response. When someone thanks you, be sure to make them feel welcome.
- Other ways of showing gratitude
You’re welcome” is one of the most common responses to being thanked. There are other ways to say, “You’re very welcome” and “It was my pleasure!” when someone thanks you!
Some of the common replies include:-
– “No problem” (which is not recommended because it is a blunt statement that implies that it was no problem but somehow conveys the opposite meaning)
– “That’s okay” (which is not at all really recommended because it dismisses the gratitude and gives the impression of being inconvenienced, rather than the fact that you chose to help ).
Try to stick to either “You’re welcome” or “You’re very welcome” because those are the responses people generally prefer to hear.
Interesting Facts About You’re Welcomegiving Day:
- The first Thanksgiving was actually a three-day celebration and would have overlapped with You’re Welcoming Day.
- The Phrase can be traced back to the Old English word “wilcuma,” which was a combination of the words “pleasure” and “guest”, used by the hosts to convey their openness to visitors. It was popularised by Shakespeare’s “Othello” in 1603 when “welcome” was modified as a response to “thank you”. “You’re Welcome” has emerged as a reflexive response to “thank you’’ through the early 1900s. What was intended to be an open-hearted invitation has now become a matter of inducing self-appreciation.
- Saying You are Welcome makes you happier by thinking about how you helped others
History of You’re Welcome Day:
Some sites suggest that the day likely originated on a blog in 2002. It was posted on blogs.salon.com, the day after Thanksgiving, as You’re Welcome Day. The Creator remains unknown. There are no congressional or Presidential claims declaring it an official National Holiday. Thus this day is celebrated as a fun holiday after Thanksgiving.