Monday, 29 August 2011

Greeting Cards and Gifts for Diwali

Diwali (or Deepavali) is a 5-day festival celebrated by Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in the dark days of late Autumn and the name means 'row of lights'. 

So many of the greeting cards for Diwali have images of oil lanterns or candles but, after watching a video about the festival on the BBC Schools website, I decided to do something slightly different. In the video, a schoolgirl and her brother were shown painting a traditional 'Rangoli' pattern on the doorstep of their house to encourage the goddess to visit them and bring them prosperity in the coming year. And that was the inspiration for this design, which I created digitally, with my graphics tablet:

First, some Diwali Greeting Cards









This last Diwali card is available in my Zazzle store, addressed to a variety of different people and if you don't see the one you need, you can always contact me through my store and I will customise the front greeting for you.

These Rangoli Stickers would be ideal for the envelopes of your Diwali Greeting Cards.


Stickers with Rangoli Pattern sticker
Stickers with Rangoli Pattern by helikettle

Bookplates with Rangoli Pattern






You could also make a button from the Rangoli design on the Keychain!





And this mousepad would make a perfect gift for Diwali
 
 


It is customary to buy a large quantity of sweets for Diwali and to give sweets as gifts. 
So these reasonably priced tote bags would be a great, filled with sweets!









And here are three ornaments with Rangoli Patterns for Diwali











And finally, for a highly prized Diwali gift, how about an iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad case?

 








All of these greeting cards and gifts for Diwali are available from my Zazzle Store.

4 comments:

Country Mouse Studio said...

I never knew that.
Such a beautiful design, I love the colors and it came out absolutely stunning on that glass mug

Judy Adamson said...

Thank you, Carole.

I was pleased with that glass mug too!

diwali gifts said...

I had never seen such beautiful designs on mugs. Nice art.

Diwali Gifts

Judy Adamson said...

Thank you - glad you like them :)