Happy Ayyám-i-Há and Giveaway!

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Happy Ayyám-i-Há!

The celebration of Ayyám-i-Há is celebrated by Baha’is all around the world from Feb. 26th through March 1st.  It is marked by hospitality, charity, gift giving, and general ‘having fun!’ times!  I grew up as a Baha’i and have fond memories of our yearly Ayyám-i-Há adventures.  One of the fun things is that there are not necessary traditions that are associated with the holiday, so each family is free to pick and choose what they like to do, share ideas, or come up with their own.  I remember one tradition we started when I was a teenager was to make a yearly gingerbread house as a ‘gift’ to our parents.  Each year they got more creative!

Now that I have a family of my own, I get the chance to create new traditions with my own children!  Music is an important part of all aspects of life, and celebrations are no exception.  Luckily for us the collection of songs available about Ayyám-i-Há grows with each passing year.  My daughter’s all time favorite song is The Spirit of Ayyám-i-Há .  You can click to see it on youtube.  She loves the video as much as the song and I can’t even count the number of times we watched it last year.  And we have started again for this holiday season!  Luckily I really enjoy the song as well 🙂

Svara and I were starting to make some Ayyám-i-Há cards and so we of course had to use a line from her favorite song as our inspiration.  Here is her first finished card.  I did the lettering and she made the paper quilled hearts for it.  Click here to see a tutorial (starring Svara!) for how to make the paper quilled heart decorations.

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Now for something really exciting, a GIVEAWAY!  I am thrilled to be participating in a giveaway with two other lovely ladies.  Read on below to find out all about it and how to enter!

Ayyám-i-Há Giveaway

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I am so excited to be joining with two of my favorite bloggers for a very special Ayyám-i-Há giveaway! For this contest, we want to see how YOU celebrate Ayyám-i-Há (or other favorite holiday) with your family and community. We have 3 exciting prize packages, so read below to see how you can enter to win!

1st Prize

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Ayyám-i-Há: Fun Ideas for Children and Families by Varya Sanina-Garmroud and Leanna Guillén Mora: An e-book full of crafts, recipes, jokes, and printable activities!

2nd Prize

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Gift certificate to Honey’s Hive Etsy Shop ($15 value): Can be used for any of the beautiful hand crafted jewelry or pdf tutorials (not for purchase of quilling or craft supplies or tools).

Ayyám-i-Há: Fun Ideas for Children and Families by Varya Sanina-Garmroud and Leanna Guillén Mora

3rd Prize

Ayyám-i-Há: Fun Ideas for Children and Families by Varya Sanina-Garmroud and Leanna Guillén Mora

 

How to Enter

You can enter by doing one or both of the following for up to two total entries:

1) Leave a comment on one of the participating blogs (see list below) telling us how you celebrate Ayyám-i-Há (or another favorite holiday!) with your family or community

2) Email a photo of the same to us at alldonemonkey {at} gmail {dot} com. Be sure to put Ayyám-i-Há Giveaway in the header.

Contest Rules

Contest closes on February 18, 2014, at midnight PT. Winners will be chosen by random draw. Winners will be informed within 48 hours of the close of the contest and have 48 hours to respond before another name is drawn. By submitting your comment and/or photo, you are granting us permission to use them in a post on “Ayyám-i-Há Around the World,” which will be published on February 28, 2014, on Multicultural Kid Blogs.

Participating Blogs

Creative World of Varya

All Done Monkey

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2 thoughts on “Happy Ayyám-i-Há and Giveaway!

  1. How beautiful! I am so impressed that Svara made the quilled hearts! And I can’t wait to play the Ayyam-i-Ha video for my boys to see if they like it as much as she does! Happy (almost) Ayyam-i-Ha, and thank you for participating in this giveaway!

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