Ramadan is a beautiful month, one that should be celebrated and joyous. I always used to look forward to this time of year as a child, mostly because Eid was our one BIG holiday. Now that I’m a mom, I want to recreate some of that excitement for my children. Here are some simple ways to make your Eid just a little more festive and fun. Happy Eid!
Decorate your home in small simple ways to really get the feeling that it is Ramadan/Eid. I bought a blank gold banner and glittery black felt letters from Michael’s so that I could create my own banner. This is something that I would use over and over for different occasions, so it’s definitely worth it.
You can be as creative as you want, the possibilities are endless. This year, christmas lights were at a very low price in the month of May/June, just in time for Ramadan. I used to turn these lights on my kitchen island every night just before iftar, and my daughter would be so excited to see them. The main idea is to brighten up your home and make it feel special and festive for your family.
For Eidi gifts, I decided to try something other than cash this year for the kids in my family. I found these customizable mugs on Zazzle, and was able to upload my own image and text. I just searched some ramadan clip art, and voila. A beautiful, personalized eid gift that you’ll actually use. These mugs were perfect for my nieces between the ages of 12-16, who are just beginning to discover their love of Starbucks. With a promo code, I spent about $11 each on these mugs. Not bad!
For the younger kids in my family between the ages of 2-6, I bought Islamic books from Taqwa Media‘s Pop-up shop. The images below are some of the books I purchased from their shop, also at about $10-12 each.
The kids were super excited to see their Eid gifts!
Personally, I wish to make Eid as anticipated and special for my children, so that they never feel like they’re missing out on something. Alhamdulillah, we are blessed enough to change that and really make it a special time of the year. Getting your little ones involved and excited for Ramadan is something that will stay with them forever.