How to Prepare for Eid

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We are only days away from Eid Al Fitr. To help you welcome this blessed day into your home, we put together a few of our favorite tips on how to prepare for Eid. We hope they help you make the most of this joyful day.

Preparing for Eid: 6 Tips

1. Pick out your outfits ahead of time

There will be a lot of things happening on Eid morning. So you don’t want to wake up and sift through your closet to find something that fits the occasion. Shop for your Eid outfit at least a week ahead so you know it looks great and fits just right.

2. Order presents early

Make a list of all the people you want to get gifts for and try to shop early. If you don’t have time to visit stores, shop online. Don’t wait till the last minute to think about gifts as you want to make sure the presents will arrive before the blessed day.

3. Decorate your home

If you already have Ramadan decorations up, you might consider adding extra decorations just before Eid. Ask younger kids to help you add balloons, lights, banners, and streamers. Update your Ramadan Kareem signs with handmade Eid Mubarak posters.

4. Try to take time off

Eid is about spending time with family and friends. Put in a request to get a few days off around the expected date for Eid. This way you’re not checking emails and can focus on the festivities.

5. Make a list of people to call

Eid is best spent with loved ones. Try to safely visit friends and family. But don’t forget the loved ones who might be out of the state (or the country). Make a list of the people you want to call on Eid to ensure you don’t miss anyone. 

6. Plan for a light breakfast

Your stomach might not be used to the early morning food. As tempting as it might be, try to keep it light in the morning. You can’t go wrong with some delicious dates and coffee. Then you’ll have extra space for all the delicious treats later in the day.

As Eid approaches, we’re reminded of the blessings of our homes. Since 2002 Guidance Residential has helped over 28,000 families celebrate Eid in their homes. We are so thankful to be part of their celebrations.

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