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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Holiday Craft: Diwali Cards

Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights. Diwali's official day is November 11th and it'll be celebrated all throughout India and other places around the world. Diwali, or as it's referred to as deepavali, is the brightest celebration - the celebration is to celebrate light over darkness and is very important to Hindus.  You can read about Diwali here.

I have a few co-workers at the library that celebrate and the library had a celebration last night for the occasion. I had other plans and couldn't make it. However, I have a pen pal in India that celebrates and I made her a card last month. I thought it'd take a month to get to her and I sent it out at the end of September - she received it three weeks ago (early). She loved the card I made her.

Tonight I will show you how to make fun little cards to give to someone you know that celebrates Diwali. There are a lot of different ideas floating around Pinterest that use expensive materials; these cards are inexpensive to make.

I simply bought a notebook of small card stock. I took the brightest pieces of paper - the brightest one used as the background. I then cut pink paper for the lantern, and orange for the flames of the candle. I then took glitter pens and drew different designs. Have fun with the designs! Use any colours you wish - just make the cards as bright as possible!

The nice little saying I wrote for the card.

Here are some Pinterest ideas too:

Enjoy crafting and Happy Diwali!


  1. Hi, dear Jessica Marie! I don't know anyone who will be celebrating Diwali but I nevertheless enjoyed learning more about the festival of lights and seeing the card you were able to put together inexpensively. It's colorful and it pops! If that is your handwriting on the note then you have beautiful penmanship. I am left handed and my first and second grade teachers tried hard to switch me to right handed writing. It didn't work, even when they smacked my left hand with a ruler. I got sweet revenge in 5th grade when I won a penmanship contest. Ironically, out of all the contestants, it was a pair of left-handed girls who finished second and third!

    1. Hi Shady!

      Yes, that's my "fancy" handwriting... though my regular handwriting is somewhat similar. Here is my regular handwriting: Oh no! I'm sorry you used to be hit with a ruler - I remember hearing those stories from my grandparents and that sounds scary. I'm glad you won the contest, though!

      I like learning about different holidays. I think it's so fun and I like sending cards to people. I just love being a part of a pen pal group. :)

  2. Nice! I'm glad your friend liked her card.

    1. Thank you! I'm glad too. She always sends me really nice handmade cards, so I wanted to return the favor. :)