Check out what school favours one family gave out for the Prophet’s birthday! Kindness Jars!
The creative mum got some spice jars from IKEA (size is 5h x 5.4w), and printed out some acts of kindness (downloadable here) and put them in the jar.
These tags were then printed and stuck on the side of the jar (downloadable here). Here it is as a PNG image also.
She printed out instructions and added them to the jar (downloadable here), and added some sweets and balloons.
And finally, she topped off the jar with a Lindt emoji chocolate!
One of the beauties of Umrah is meeting people from all over the world, of all sects, who have come to the same place as yourself for the same reason.
Sitting next to each other during Salaat or just while sitting in the harams is a great opportunity to get conversations going, connections made and learning from each other – and what better way to break the ice than with some sweets?!
If you’re not the conversational type, not to worry – it’s also just a great way to get someone to smile 🙂
My daughter and her cousins loved giving out sweets to the children around them at different mosques, and one instance of giving out sweets after Salaat led to meeting and talking to some lovely people.
A simple but amazing way to build unity in our hearts 🙂
This lovely colourful pot of sweets came with a special tag which read:
“You can’t have the rainbow with out the rain…
We pray that the struggles of this month give you a year full of rainbows!”
It also came with a special mirror designed to inspire the remembrance of Allah from Dhikr Gifts 🙂
Idea 8: The Bag of Sweets!
Don’t lose hope with the bag of sweets though! I’m sure many people in the group you’re travelling with will love a pick-me-up 🙂
Also, if your intention is to give it out as Fateha…it’s a great opportunity to explain/reinforce the concept of Fateha being a gift to the Marhumeen with your children!