Happy Diwali | Diwablog 4

The final one in this year’s Diwablog series is a simple wish from my side to you. Wishing you all a very happy Diwali! A festival of prosperity, where people need to see that prosperity is not just by money, but rather by good health, contentment and happiness as well.

May all of our wishes come true and you get abundance and happiness in everything!

299 | Bring on the lights

HAPPY CHOTI DIWALI PEEPS 🙂

The festival of lights is something you cannot miss in India, irrespective of your intentions.

I for one get all giddy and happy seeing the colorful lights all around. I am not one who waits for this time of the year consciously (used to as a kid due to family gathering and celebrating together), but when this time comes, it all feels me with happiness. Even the commercial bits of big cities some times, I just try that I generate as less waste as possible, e.g. not fill my home with tons of plastic crap :P.

It is also my first Diwali post marriage, something considered quite a huge deal at least in North India. We are not traveling to my in-laws place this time around due to some constraints, but hoping to see them soon. Rahul and I spent a fair deal tomorrow in decorating our Gurgaon place and the end result was not quite sophisticated (which is what I was going for :P). However, its beautiful nonetheless. Sharing a few snippets below.

Going to my parents place tomorrow and it will be a happy time, this time Rahul included 🙂

Little things about our Diwali decor:

  1. We didn’t buy any new plastic or even metal stuff, except fairy lights and the Bandanwar included some plastic beads.
  2. Since I love putting candles, I rummaged through existing gifts here and at parents place to find super pretty candle holders waiting to be used. Not to mention the joy on remembering who gifted me a candle holder when I was in Dubai. 🙂
  3. So, what did we buy? Few candles, fresh flowers and clay lamps. 🙂
  4. I do think I should have bought some sweets to gift to house helps, I gave them sweets that we already had at home gifted by an uncle.

Might have a small card party at home with friends today. I went to a Diwali card party for the first time at a colleague’s place few days ago & could see how it can get addicting 😛

Do share what you are doing for Diwali. Chilling in bed counts too. 🙂 But would especially love to know what you are doing for decorating or spreading joy! 🙂