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Discover the Special Symbolism Behind Diwali

Diwali Cards

One of the best ways to share your Diwali celebration with loved ones is through dazzling Diwali cards. The perfect Diwali card should incorporate traditional themes with your own sweet, modern style and heartwarming sentiments, so if you need to brush up on your Diwali symbolism, here's a list that will help you send meaningful Diwali cards in style.

  • Diyas. Diwali is commonly referred to as the Festival of Lights, so many people celebrate by lighting diya candles. To add a bright touch to your holiday celebration, select a Diwali card that pays homage to this tradition with diyas on its design.
  • The Eight-Petal Lotus. The lotus signifies beauty, growth and the creation of the universe. For Diwali cards, the lotus may be depicted in its traditional form or with abstract geometric shapes.
  • Rangolis. Symbolizing gaiety and prosperity, rangolis are geometric shapes composed of lines and dots. Usually forming circles, squares and tridents, this symbol represents community involvement. Many Diwali cards depicting rangolis are characterized by bright colors and bold designs.
  • Goddess Lakshmi. This goddess is a staple in many Hindu homes. Draped in a red sari and adorned with gold ornaments, Lakshmi represents luxury. Use her as inspiration for your Diwali cards, and you are sure to make an enchanting impression.
  • Vermilion. An opaque orange color, vermillion symbolizes the classic sentiments of the Diwali holiday. When choosing Diwali card colors, this color makes a charming addition to your color palette.

Whatever symbols you choose for your Diwali cards, remember to always cherish the traditional meaning of the celebration. Use Diwali cards to reach out to the family members and friends who make you smile each and every day.