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One of the biggest inspirations for creating Eid décor is looking at all the artificially lighted lawn décor during festivities. Every year on during the british festival season people drive the kids around the neighborhood and they are in awe of all the lights. It was then that it was noticed that everyone loves lights and Christmas, and secretly wished Eid was just as exciting. That's why the first thing to be developed, must be the “Eid Mubarak" lawn sign that can be put on a window as well. They can come in few options, like Eid Mubarak, Ramadan Kareem, and a crescent moon with a masjid minaret. Putting up a lawn sign is an extremely easy way to achieve that special holiday feeling!
Every year, our social media feed is filled with fantastic mantles decorated for Eid and Ramadan. Many moms buy all of the Ramadan and Eid letters at their local craft stores and paint and glitter glue them as much as they possibly can. Now, this can be done easily by developing your own set of marquees composed of 'Eid', 'Ramadan', and 'Mubarak' and by adding a Moroccan stencil watercolor pastel print inside each to incorporate Islamic art into them. The marquees may be made of electroplated gold-colored stainless steel because you must ensure that these were a one-time buy. You can put them on your mantle, side tables, or even your dessert table to set that Ramadan mood.
Create banners for everything- Ramadan, Eid, birthdays - you name it! The problem is making sure every letter must be clear and in a pretty font. When you design the banners, keep them simple and chic with classic burlap. Then after that, we would have an annual Eid activity with the kids: adding a personal touch to our banners by decorating them with glitter or paint will do wonders. Put multicolor tissue paper tassels between each letter. This year plan on having the kids paint the pennants and stamp their hand-prints on each one. If you have a really little one, dip their foot in paint and stamp the banner - because who doesn’t love baby feet?!
Light boxes were all the rage last year. But of course, not any lightbox is going to do it for you, as you always need to insert some Islamic touches on each product. You may decide to go with a silver Moroccan stencil pattern all over the lightbox. Make sure that you can use this every day and not just in Ramadan, so incorporate Islamic images like the Kaaba, a masjid, a bowl of dates, among others. I also decided to add some special sayings in Arabic like “Ramadan Kareem,” “Eid Mubarak,” and “Waqt al iftar al Yom” which translates to “Today’s Iftar is...” You can use it to keep the daily iftar time displayed because, let's face it, everyone is going to ask, “What time do we eat today?” You can also use it is to display what day of Ramadan it is or set up a countdown to Eid. It gives a great start to each day in Ramadan and makes it that much more special for the kids.
Suhoor (pre-dawn meal) is a great time during Ramadan. You all have so many memories of your mother waking you up and having special treats ready for you during suhoor time. One way you can make that sleep-walk to the kitchen special is by hanging paper moon lanterns on your hallway ceiling. This creates a mystical mood in the middle of the night. Each lantern comes with an LED light with a crescent moon and star cutouts all over to project stars and moons onto your walls and ceiling, which really creates that special atmosphere. The lanterns are also easy to fold up and put away for next year. This will also make Ramadan a special time not just for your own family but for all your guests during Ramadan and Eid. It’s amazing how lights have the ability to create a great atmosphere and a joyful mood!
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Published on January 28, 2019
Growing up in modern times and in the western world and experiencing the world as a unified global culture, we now feel the warmth of love and inspiration from all religious festivals around the world like during Christmas time, our children grow up seeing and loving the lights, the holidays and other activities, the peppermint mochas - there's no denying that 'Christmas mood' we've seen every year and unfortunately sometimes our children fallen in love with and look forward to every year. But, Eid just doesn't pan out to be as exciting in comparison to the block party that is Christmas. For some, it can even be quite boring. Now that our kids are exposed to multi-culturalism, we would definitely want to make Eid special for them, so here are some ideas to design an Eid light lawn sign for your family and trust me it will be a huge hit! That’s how you’d exchange Eid Wishes with more festivity and delight. Now, we’ve made it a point to create a festive mood in your home for the Islamic holidays. Here are some ways you can decorate your home with items easily accessible to you. Enjoy!
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