What to Say in an Eid al-Fitr Card
Eid means “feast” or “festival” in Arabic and Eid al-Fitr (to give the festival it’s full name, as there are actually two Eids in the Islamic calendar) means “the feast of breaking the fast”. It is one of the principal celebrations in the Islamic year, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, during which Muslims fast from dawn until dusk.
Eid is a joyful 2-3 day celebration, during which Muslims will spend time with friends and family, reciting special prayers, making and sharing sweets, hanging lanterns, creating floral decorations and focusing on forgiving others. The customary greeting during Eid al-Fitr is “Eid Mubarak”, which translates as “Blessed Feast”. If you would like to send good wishes to Muslim friends at this time, here are some ideas of greetings you could use:
“May this Eid fill your life with the brightest of colors. Here’s wishing you and your family a very happy Eid!”
“Sending you warm wishes and happiness on the occasion of Eid. Remember me in your prayers.”
"May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone. Eid Mubarak!"
What to Say in an Eid Ul Adha Card
Another important Islamic festival is Eid Ul Adha, which means “festival of sacrifice” and remembers the prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismael, when commanded to do so by Allah. Celebrations take place from the 10th day of Dhu al-Hijjah and usually last for three days. Eid Ul Adha traditions include reciting special prayers, exchanging gifts, donating money to charity (to enable poorer believers to celebrate too) and sacrificing a sheep or goat and sharing the meat equally between friends, family and the poor.
As at Eid al Fitr, “Eid Mubarak” is the appropriate greeting for anyone celebrating this festival and it is customary to send Eid Ul Adha cards to friends and acquaintances, especially if you will not being seeing them during the festive period. If you need inspiration for your card, here are a few suggestions:
“May the joy of Eid surround you and your family. Eid ul Adha Mubarak!”
“Eid Mubarak! May Allah accept your sacrifice and reward you generously!”
“May your faith and love for Allah be rewarded with peace, happiness, and successes for today and always. Wishing you a joyful Eid ul Adha Mubarak!”