Festival spirit has started to kick in. The spiritual fervor of Navratras is followed by Diwali, which ushers in bright, light and cheerful vibes, taking us away from the mundaneness of life. The light of diyas seems to brighten us up from within and the colors of progression and prosperity start setting in. With all the family and loved ones coming together, it becomes a grand affair of exchanging gifts! Sweets, gadgets, gift packs and what not!
But aren’t we missing something here, folks?
In this smartphone-age, let us celebrate this festival traditionally. The way it should add something to everybody’s life and won’t end up being just another gift that is stored to get back to some other relative at some different time.
The idea is to celebrate Diwali with flowers.
Clueless?[caption id="attachment_552" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Young Indian Hindu girls give finishing touches to a Rangoli, or decorated pattern on the floor, on the festival of Diwali, or the festival of lights, also the eve of Gujrati New Year, in Ahmedabad, India[/caption]
- Rangolis: Rangolis or decorative patterns on the floors are usually done with the colors or wood powder. It is very troublesome for peoplewho are allergic to colors and also, you cannot just ignore the fact that the colors are made of harmful chemicals. Imagine having a toddler roaming around unattended! Though, with flowers you can create eye-catching designs that are eco-friendly as well as easy to decorate. You can use flowers and petals to fill the designs to get the two desired effects, color and fragrance.
- Decorate with Flowers: Move over the wall décor, artificial lights and fancy frills. Get flowers and decorate the entrance and stairways. A brass pot with floating flowers looks exquisite in the center. A centerpiece bouquet, flower chandelier or long-stemmed bud in an hourglass vase can do wonder to the interiors.
- Gift Flowers: What could be a better gift than little bundles of soothing fragrance and silky petals? This Diwali, focus on gorgeous flowers and stunning flower arrangement. From potted buds to lucky bamboos, flowers can put a dash of nature and color to your festival. You can also top your gifts with glass vases, idols, chocolates and plush toys to make it more appealing. If you cannot reach all of your relatives due to distance or shortage of time, you can book flowers online within the comforts of your home. It is anyways better than gifting perishable items like sweets, cakes and chocolates as the flowers are always freshly-cut, handpicked and carefully selected.
- Floral Theme Parties: Diwali is all about reviving relationships. So, as you sit down for a cards game or a round of drinks, weave it around flowers. Women can wear tiaras, whereas men can go for floral-theme apparel, floral crowns and garlands. This will also go well with floral décor.
Folks, it is your chance to celebrate Diwali the traditional way. Amidst the frills and electronic knickknacks, the flowers invoke a pleasant charm and soothing effect. So,this Diwali2015,let the flowers take over and make this grand Indian festival even grander.