Diwali is just around the corner. I feel like this year has gone by very fast. This time of year, is my favorite and I have already begun my preparations! Sadly, this year will be different because we cannot attend our usual round Diwali parties thrown by friends and family. This year we will also miss out on our annual Diwali traditions – our local Diwali mela and the “Festival of Lights” celebration. I have been actively involved in these events for so many years and missing out on these events is so strange. But all is not lost. We can still celebrate Diwali by wishing friends and family a happy Diwali and visiting them outdoors in small socially distanced settings.
I like to gift people with homemade goodies during the Diwali season. Homemade gifts are truly special in that they show you really put some thought and care into it. Some ideas for simple homemade gifts are Achari Mathries, Crispy Shakarpara, Nariyal Ka Ladoo, Atta Ka Ladoo, Almond brittle, and Spicy cashews. You can place these delicious snacks in decorative boxes and add in some colorful diyas for the perfect homemade Diwali gift. This small token can really convey our good wishes for the Diwali season. Here’s to wishing everyone love and light this Diwali season!