We were super blessed during Eid il Fitr. We had a lot of family in town. It was possibly one of the best Eids I’ve had here in a long time. Family from overseas, family from out of state, and family from out of town. We were all together and it rocked.
Kids galore. They were everywhere. So much so that you had to watch where you step. The number of teens went up too. With so many kids and teens, it essentially threw off our Eid gift/money gift routine. There were far too many kids to do one gift each. Instead we pulled names from a hat for a gift exchange. It worked out nicely, I think.
As for the teens, in previous years they usually didn’t get wrapped gifts. The older ones are usually more interested in cold hard cash. Unfortunately gifting each one with a ‘eedya, cash gift, was out of budget. Not wanting to disappoint anyone, I came up with a fun solution.
I found the million dollar chocolate bars at Bed Bath and Beyond. The “Eid Mubarak” papers are from Silver Envelope. Simply cut to size, wrap around chocolate bar, and adhere with double stick tap. Modern Eid’s craft paper sheets are also an excellent option.
The teens were pretty excited about the chocolate bars presented that way that they almost forgot it wasn’t real cash.
Who am I kidding?