Sharing Eid with our neighbours has been my passion for many years – in fact, one of the very first products created by Buzz Ideazz was a card specifically for non-Muslim neighbours.
We went round to the neighbours today! It started pouring in the middle so we had to take a quick break, but oh well 🙂 This time we took some chocolates (check out these Eid Mubarak ones Guylian has come out with) as I’m all baked out – plus we usually give them baked goods so this was a nice change! Alhamdulillah came back with having caught up with what they’ve been up to, some more phone numbers, feeling more secure (as one of them said our alarm had gone on a few days ago and he had come to check the place out to make sure it was OK), and a warm, fuzzy feeling too 🙂
P.S. Here is our neighbour’s card and treat for this year (2014):
P.P.S. It’s 2021! We’ve been at our house for nearly 15 years now and I’ve tried to mix it up a bit over the years! But it was usually only to the houses closer to us. For the last two years, ever since lockdown began and a WhatsApp group for our entire road was created, we have gifted the entire road a little something. These personalised chocs are what we ended up doing for this year – something small enough to be sustainable, but hopefully meaningful! It was well received, Alhamdulillah 🙂
- And i absolutely LOVED this Eid of sharing Eid with anyone around by decorating the car full of chocs! The idea was seen on FB (by Dua Kaylani) who said:“HAVE FUN THIS EID! The kids just finished this; decorating our car with chocolate – and already a lady walking by asked us what is Eid and took one!”