Traditionally, greetings cards were not seen as a major part of Eid celebrations. In the Eastern world, greetings were more likely to be exchanged verbally and reinforced with a shake of the hand and an enthusiastic hug.

However as Islam spread across the globe, many cultural practices were adopted and incorporated into Eid traditions. One of these has been the sending of Eid cards.

In years gone by, Eid cards made it easy to convey Eid greetings to friends and family members living in far off climes, as well as being a wondrous item to receive through the letter box. Nowadays, an email or a text message is the more popular method of sending an Eid greeting- despite it being far less poignant.

If you fancy bringing some nostalgia back to your Eid greetings, as well as creating a wonderful opportunity for the children to get creative with crafting cards, you can find some great ideas for themes and Eid greetings below.

Don’t forget, Eid cards could convey a heartfelt du’a or ‘mini-prayer’ for your recipient. You can use this opportunity to supplicate for them in the best and most effective way.

Eid Mubarak! Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Eid.
‘Eid Mubarak’ is probably the most popular Eid greeting, spanning all different countries and languages. Mubarak in Arabic translates roughly, as ‘blessed’. It is a way to wish your recipient a blessed day.

Eid Sa’eed! May the blessings of Allah fill your life with happiness and open all the doors of success.
The word ‘Sa’eed’ is again from the Arabic language and ‘Eid Sa’eed’ is the closest in meaning, to the phrase ‘Happy Eid.’ Here, the blessings of the day are linked to the virtue of God.

مبارك! May this Eid be the best one yet!
You might choose to write in your Eid card, using the Arabic script. Most Muslims are able to read and write Arabic to a certain standard, even if they cannot understand it completely. This is because the Qur’an in its original form, was revealed in Arabic.

Eid Mubarak! May Allah accept all our prayers and forgive all our faults.
Muslims like to use every opportunity to pray for their loved ones. Eid is a perfect time to do this, as they have often been through a period of increased spirituality beforehand. Eid al Fitr comes after a month of sacrifice through fasting, and Eid al Adha comes after the sacred journey to visit Mecca. At these times of year, they feel a heightened awareness of God and his blessings, so therefore send wishes of prayers and forgiveness to their nearest and dearest.

We sell a wide range of greetings cards and invitations that you can send to friends and family with one of the lovely messages above.

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