Despite the infusion of technology, many cultures stay true to their roots and continue practicing traditions. In the United States, a significant portion of the population is composed of Indians (not native American Indians but those who have their roots in India). Thus, many still take part in Indian celebrations such as Diwali also called Diwali festival or Deepavali, which is celebrated during the month of October or November.
This translates to a festival of lights or more aptly rows of lighted lamps. It is celebrated for five days. this festival considered the largest and well-known of the Indian holidays. It involves not just Hindus but also Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism religions.
To make the celebration more meaningful, you can send out Diwali greeting cards to your Indian friends or fellow Indians. The following are ideas on how to make the Diwali cards more special:
- Choose the right symbol for your Diwali greeting cards. You can say your message with the appropriate symbol. For example for your special someone, you can choose any of the colorful Diwali lights and tell him or her that he or she is the light of your life. Or you can have a rangoli with the statement, “You decorate my life.”
- Accompany your Diwali greeting cards with a gift. Aside from getting a greeting card by purchasing it online or making your own, you can say your message better with a gift. You can fashion a lantern or get the person any of the scented candles to go with your cards.
- You can also direct the person through your card to the rangoli you have made and explain in the card why the rangoli is associated with the person. This is appropriate since Diwali commemorates the Hindu new year and giving of new items is customary.
- Tell a story through your Diwali greeting cards. There are many events associated with the Diwali celebration, all depicting the triumph of good and evil. You can make an elaborate greeting card by showcasing the important event you have chosen is it the return of Lord Rama to his kingdom or the freeing of the fifty-two Hindu kings by Guru Har Gobind. You can make the card extra special by likening such events to real life.
For instance, if you are an American man who has married a woman of Indian descent, you can tell her that just like Guru Har Gobind who released the fifty-two detainees, so has she released you from the bondage of loneliness by becoming your wife.
- You can also fashion your own Diwali greeting cards. This makes the giving of cards more personalized. An example is making cards into the shape of a rangoli, which you can make with the use of grains of rice or sand. You can also print out t-shirts for the occasion to extend the personalized touch. You can incorporate various Diwali symbols such as the decorated feet of Laxmi, the goddess of wealth.
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Don’t forget to shout out your greetings of “shubh Deepawali” or “have an auspicious Divali” to the people you hand the cards and items to.