The festival of lights, laughter, of giving and receiving is just around the corner.
We love how the festive spirit is slowly manifesting – with evening card games and family dinners, with a gentle nip in the evening air creating a happy and festive vibe.
Our creative team has come together and shares their recommendations on how get set for this Diwali – where we look ahead with hope and joy after past dark and troubled times.
Let’s get started and create a festive atmosphere and make beautiful memories this season.
Festive Gifting for the Season
If you’re running out of inspiration and gifting ideas – we’ve got the perfect selection for you to choose from. Our gifting options are guaranteed to make you the toast of your family and friends. So that you enjoy the festivities to the hilt!
Our selection stands out for one very important reason. Everything and we mean everything you see on www.worldartcommunity.com is hand-made. Crafted from the design sensibilities of our artistic partners and meticulously created from their efforts. And we give you many more reasons to shop handmade this festive season !
Choose gifts that are handcrafted – made with love and skill!
Style a Festive Home Entrance
Your home entrance or foyer area can set the tone for a feel -good celebration. Make this space truly special with a strategically placed Lord Ganesha idol for auspicious beginnings. Add bunches of fresh, fragrant flowers in vases or in bowls or an “urli” – as an expression of respect and devotion. A festive “thali” with a glowing “diya” can offer a floral welcome with a “ teeka “ and “prasad“ for special guests. Make sure you strategically place bowls of sweets and savouries to offer and create an expression of abundance and welcome.
Lay a Festive Table Scape
It is time to share and to partake. Also time to lay out a festive table with all things new, bright, and shimmering. One that becomes the centrepiece of abundance with lovingly cooked meals and happy conversations flowing all around. For therein lies our greatest source of joy. Explore artisanal centre-pieces, hand-made table-linen, glimmering candle-stands and exquisite dining and serve-ware in elegant, muted tones or in shimmering shades that go with the festive vibe.
Keep wine glasses simple but experiment with funky water glasses. And if you’re doing elaborate crockery and serve ware, keep your table linen simple and vice versa !
Let there be Light
Pick up strings of fairy lights and drape them over your plants for a charming festive feel. Embed a hook in the ceiling on the side of the doorway to hang an antique finish brass ‘diya’ or ‘dhuna.’ Which you can light up for a great atmosphere – especially in the evenings. Take your lights indoors and use them creatively around or on your furniture, windows and more.
Serve and Gift in Style
We’ll rack our brains, hunt high and low and finally run helter-skelter at the last minute organising our festival gifting. But you simply cannot go wrong if you check out our selection of handcrafted boxes, platters and trays. They’re awesome enough to be gifted as they are. Use them as a perfect setting for festive gift-giving. Because good gifts that come from the heart deserve nothing less.
The Lakshmi Ganesh Theme
Despite Deepawali being celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya – we worship Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha during Diwali. There are different reasons for this – as shared in our scriptures. As Diwali marks the slaying of demons and the victory of good over evil – a logical result of which is prosperity – we invoke and celebrate prosperity – by worshipping the Goddess Lakshmi. However – Lord Ganesha is also worshipped to ensure a balance between wealth and wisdom. While even a humble but new pair of terracotta idols of Lakshmi Ganesha may find pride of place in your pooja space – we take the theme ahead in our festive selection of décor accents to preserve the auspicious vibe – all year round.
So – get inspired. Use your creativity and our suggestions to give your world the love and care it deserves this festive season. Team WorldArtCommunity – wishes you all a safe, prosperous and joyful festive season