As far as your cousins are concerned, gift them something practical, something that they will use every single day. If you happen to know that your cousin has been yearning for those heels for a while, gift those to her and you will become her favourite cousin for sure.
As far as the decorations are concerned, do not bring those plastic ready-made decorations from the market and simply get the house decorated by the servants. Make it a family task instead. Let your whole family together and make all the decorations by hand. Even if the decorations are not so perfect, the memories that you will spin while making those decorations while make the Diwali seem perfect.
These ideas might be a bit difficult to implement, but believe me, they’ll make your Diwali memorable. But whatever you do, make sure you let go of all the darkness in your life, forget all the burden that weigh down your shoulders and let the warmth of the Diwali surround you.
Written by Aneri Doshi
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