Tips: How to Celebrate Eco-Friendly Diwali 2023
Happy Diwali folks! This Diwali try using decor that can either biodegrade or can be reused for your next Diwali again.
What Is an Eco-Friendly Diwali?
Firecrackers, Diwali and Sweets— the golden trio. Diwali or Deepavali is the time to come together and strengthen our bonds.
Celebratory traditions like these require a prompt amount of preparation. But who said that needs to be all an all time-consuming drill?
Festivals are for setting out a much needed family time. Use our tips to celebrate this diwali not only in an environment-friendly fashion, but also to help you decorate your homes better and easier.
Tips to Celebrate Eco-Friendly Diwali
We urge you to choose wisely. Here are some creative tips to harness your eco friendly spirit this Diwali:
- Instead of using fake flowers- try using organic colours, natural flowers, and foliage this time.
- Choose organically made incense sticks, fresh flowers and of course, diyas rather than toxic paraffin wax candles.
- Use mud glasses instead of glass or plastic ones to create a more culturally authentic atmosphere.
- Instead of using plastic ribbons adorn your home with colourful sarees and vibrant dupattas.
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Let me tell you a surefire way to start off on a promising note. Colour is the key! Layering colourful artwork can be very impactful, a great way to add depth to your Diwali decor.
Complementary artwork like this unique art piece is made on premium quality canvas, can be a stunning addition to your space to spice up the Diwali Spirit. Experiment with different sizes and proportions, that can be clubbed with other curios and plants.
Ideal Plants to Gift
Thinking about gifting a good luck charm to your loved ones? Additionally, gifting a plant also conveys your affection and love for the environment.
We've handpicked a list of Plants to assist you. Check out the following:
1. Peace Lily
Symbolising virtue and purity by the colour of its leaves. If you plan on bringing healing, hope and prosperity, peace lilies can be the way to go! Known as a representation of calmness, order, harmony it is a perfect gift, adding a feeling and an aesthetic appeal of a couthy wee tavern to surrounding spaces.
Pro tip: Keep Peace lilies in direct sunlight.
Checkout this Glorify duo— a perfect compact addition.
2. Jade Plant
All visible wealth is never depleted. Attracting wealth and a streak of good fortune should be left to the Jade plant and picking one should be left to you. Fingers crossed! A Jade plant is a succulent after all and so is easy to maintain and has minimal nourishing necessities.
Pro tip: Water your Jade sparingly.
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3. ZZ Green
With its significant textured leaves, vibrant fresh look and succulent stems, the ZZ Green Plant is a great gifting idea. Seeking a lucky day? The ZZ Green is acknowledged to bring support and luck surrounding its placement.
Pro tip: Water every 2 to 3 weeks; allow the soil to dry.
For all the Feng Shui fanatics, this Chinese evergreen charm radiates positivity and certitude. If that is where you would like to take your bond forward to, we have got you covered— these reary reds are easy to maintain. Red Aglaonema is known to purify the surrounding air, as it breathes.
Pro tip: Keep the plant in filtered light to see its gorgeous coloured leaves thriving.
Want to delight a rare find? This plant called Anthurium Pink is a prime pink plant that represents femininity. Allegorically, flowers of the plant are believed to symbolise Cupid's arrows in Greek mythology, they remove pollutants and clean air.
Pro tip: Anthuriums are easy to grow and thrive in partial sunlight.
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Welcome the New, Donate the Old
Busy with Diwali Cleaning? While cleaning your wardrobe, make sure you donate your old clothes to the less privileged rather than throwing them out this time. Afterall Diwali is about the celebration of the goodness within you.
To sum it up, festivals are to let you know that you are part of a community and that you are not alone. Go natural and go traditional. Use flowers like roses, marigolds, peace lilies, leaves and diyas to create a vibrant and joyous atmosphere around you. We hope our tips will help you celebrate a more eco-friendly Diwali.
At last, we wish you a very happy, prosperous and safe Diwali!