Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year. This year on the English calendar it falls on Thursday, 19 October. Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year, celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. Diwali is celebrated at home by lighting divas and decorating with lots of fairy lights and candles. Cards and gifts are exchanged as well having fireworks, pumas (prayers), lots of traditional Indian sweets and lots of feasts.
Here are two great artists who are keeping the tradition of Diwali cards going by creating beautiful cards.
V Creative Designs
Vanita is a graphic designer and loves being in the creative industry. Every day is a new adventure! She has always had a passion for cards! A few years ago she noticed a gap in the market for ‘classy’ Asian cards and decided live her dream and produce some cards for Asian market. She designs cards for Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Wedding invites and other Indian festivals too. She draws her inspirations from Indian prints, textiles, block printing and symbols found in her culture and religion. Her Facebook page can be found here, please DM her if you are interested in buying any Diwali cards or if you have any questions. Great Diwali card offers on at the moment!
Tarnjit started her career in banking after she graduated but always had a feel for the creative. Making cards was once a hobby for her but she found she was very talented at it and decided to turn it into a business, Kushiya Designs. Kushiya means happiness which is in keeping with the business as receiving cards makes everyone happy. Kushiya Designs is where she designs and sells cards, prints, party supplies, all inspired by Asian cultures. She likes to keep her designs simple and modern taking inspiration from the Asian culture she is surrounded by. Her website can be found here where there is a range of cards available, suitable for all occasions. DM her if you have any questions. There’s some great offers on at the moment!