299 | Bring on the lights

HAPPY CHOTI DIWALI PEEPS šŸ™‚

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 šŸ™‚

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. šŸ™‚
  3. So, what did we buy? Few candles, fresh flowers and clay lamps. šŸ™‚
  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 šŸ˜›

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

2 thoughts on “299 | Bring on the lights

  1. I love fairy lights so much I have them hanging round (and lit) all year round, together with candles and and plants and flowers – anything that makes the space feel cosy and special. Wishing you a very happy Diwali.

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