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Holiday Movie Night

In North America, every holiday is accompanied with its fair share of holiday movies. They’re what spread festive cheer. In the spirit of Hajj, host a holiday movie night featuring, “Journey to Mecca: In the Footsteps of Ibn Battuta.” This short film, produced by National Geographic, documents the journey of Ibn Battuta, a 20 year…

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Free Ramadan Printable – Samosa Bags

Every Ramadan I like to hand out treats to co-workers. It’s a Ramadan tradition I made up. Last year, I made M&M cookies which we handed out in these printable bags. The year before that, I handed out samosas to my co-workers at Chatelaine magazine. This year I’m doing samosas again – but with different packaging.…

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Kilim Lanterns

This Ramadan, wow guests with these easy-to-make Kilim lanterns! Kilims are rugs woven by nomadic people all over the Islamic world; the kilims of North Africa, Persia and Anatolia are especially popular here in the West. Typically, women are weavers of kilims and the knowledge of the craft is passed down from mother to daughter.…

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Free Ramadan Printable – Neon Iftar Invitation

Bright and bold, this free Ramadan printable is perfect for hot summer days. It’s too hot to speak in full sentences so this invitation card just cuts right to the chase, popping the question: “Iftar?” The card is double-sided keeping the design fun and casual. The back is where you write your specifics: when’s your…

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Free Ramadan Printable – Nomad Iftar Invitation

Nomadic tribes in Central Asia weave some pretty cool designs onto textiles. This free Ramadan printable card is inspired by their craft and the common motifs found on their work. Cards fold open to reveal the greeting, “You’re Invited to Iftar!” Add in your party deets on the lines below. Click here to download the…

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Free Ramadan Printable – Nautical Iftar Invitation

Summer just wouldn’t be summer without trips to lake! Break your fast by the marina this summer with this festive nautical invite, a free Ramadan printable! Invitation folds up to reveal the greeting “Let’s Dine Together” leaving room for your handwritten note below. An anchor illustration on the right hand corner completes the nautical look.…

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Fun Ice Cream Bowls for Ramadan

So today is the last Friday of Ramadan. Personally, I find Fridays really interesting. On my visits to Muslim countries, I’ve noticed that Fridays are a really big deal. Schools will let out early, stores will shut down, everyone rushes to perform the rites of a Friday. In some countries, Friday isn’t even a working…

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Vintage Milk Bottle Suhoor

When I was a kid, one of my favourite things about Ramadan was the pre-fasting meal/ suhoor/ sehri/ whatever you call it in your culture. As a kid I obviously didn’t fast, but I just thought it was really fun to see everyone in the house get up in the night to eat. I liked being…

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Scents of Ramadan

I think scent has a lot to do with any holiday. Sometimes, we associate particular scents with a holiday and when we get a whiff of that scent, it all of a sudden gives us an extra boost of “holiday spirit.” So to make the month of Ramadan feel more festive in your home, create…