It’s that time of the year! Diwali is just around the corner.. like 18 days! I started the Diwali Card tradition about 7 years ago when I moved to New Jersey. I realized that all my life, my mom just kind of handled stuff for all the Indian holidays etc. I thought what can I do to continue to cherish those holidays in my own way and something I wanted to continue to do after we started to grow our family.
For 7 years now, we have made our Diwali Cards online and for a decently cheap price. We knew most people don’t keep these types of things for too long. Keeping that in mind, we have used Walgreens Photo (you can use GREAT50 for 50% offprints)all this time. It takes just a few mins to upload a picture and pick from the designs they have. The reason why we picked Walgreens at that time was that they were one of the few that started having “Diwali” cards available.
Honestly, I know I can get better “quality” cards elsewhere but this works out for us very nicely. Now after all these years, my family and friends love receiving our annual card during Diwali since its a bit different than all the other holidays 🙂
Here are my tips to make your annual traditions of sending Diwali cards a little smoother. I get comments every year asking “How do you do it?” “You’re on top of it”. Honestly, the first year is the most painful because you’re getting all the names and addresses but then once you save the template, each year you are just making changes or adding or removing.
- You don’t have to start your first year doing this with an overwhelming list of people. once you have it set up, you can add on to it easily.
- Throughout the year save the top favorite family pictures on your phone.
- Try and stick to one family photo so its easier when picking a design template.
- Try to think about lighting when you pick the photo(trust me, our first one was not very good!)
- Create and save the address labels so that its easier for every year after.
- Create a list of just family and friends names, so you know you got everyone on the list and we check off all of them as we finish to make sure we got everyone.
- Buy a ready-made “from” name and address stamp so you’re not writing each one.
That’s my tips! I hope you find these useful and easy to do! Happy Diwali Time!!!
Until next time..