It’s a real pain to find Diwali Greeting Cards in the U.S. (though they do exist). We have a number of families who I want on my “Christmas Card List,” but celebrate Diwali instead of Christmas. So, the only thing left to do was create my own cards! I also created labels to tie onto the ladoo sweets I’m making to give to co-workers. I wanted to share these cards and labels (for personal use only) in case others would like to use them.
Diwali (Deepavali), the Festival of Lights, is a massive holiday celebrating the victory of light over the darkness. It is the largest festival in India, and is celebrated in Nepal, Singapore, and many other countries in and out of Asia. This year, Diwali falls on October 22nd (in some parts of India it is a 5-day festival, this is the final day for those areas).
Here is what the cards look like printed (duplex) from Fedex on white 65# card stock. I think they turned out cute!
The cover is written in Tamil (reads: “Happy Diwali to You!”) and the interior greeting is in English (reads: “May the glow of joy, prosperity, and happiness illuminate your life and your home. Wishing you a Happy Diwali.”) with space to sign your family name(s). There are 2 cards per print. I included a word file template as well so the cards can be modified if desired.
2014 Diwali (Tamil) printable:
Diwali Holiday Card 2014 (Free Printable)
Word document (for modification):
Diwali Holiday Card 2014 (Free Template)
Diwali Label (for gifts or sweets):
Diwali Holiday Labels (Free Printable)
I used Fedex’s paper cutter and hole punch, but I have a corner punch at home to make the nice rounded edges.