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Paperless Post Review


Paperless Post is an online stationery company with a difference. Not only are the designs beautiful and elegant, but they are eco-friendly convenient too. I was super-excited to get a message from them and be asked to explore their website.

If you’re anything like me, then your family and friends will be scattered all over the world. Now whether you want to send them birthday cards, Eid cards, save-the-dates or wedding cards, Paperless Post makes the experience so much easier. But more on that later.

First, let’s take a peek at some of the cute-as-a-button cards they have on offer.

Baby shower…

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Belated birthday…

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Iftar party…

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Eid Mubarak…

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Save-the-Dates

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The sheer number of beautiful designs are breathtaking and I guarantee you’ll be be wasting a lot of your precious time just browsing through them all.

The best part when it comes to invites? Once your guests receive a little envelope in their email inbox, they click on it to reveal the card and can also RSVP there and then!

Go ahead and customise your card. Most cards are free, and some come at a fee. If you want to send printed invitations, you have the option for doing that too – they have truly thought of everything.

Give them a try. Go Paperless today.

 

Eid ul-Fitr in Jeddah


In a day or two, depending on the sighting of the moon, Ramadan will be over, and Eid celebrations will be in full swing. Eid ul-Fitr, (Festival of the Fast) marks the end of the month of fasting for Muslims. For most of us in Jeddah this will mean three days of celebrations with family. For expats it may be quite different as they will be spending time away from family back home.

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The most popular greeting heard will be ‘Kul ‘am wa antum bikhair’ meaning ‘May every year find you in good health”. The easier greeting regardless of one’s native language is ‘Eid Mubarak’ or ‘Blessed Eid’.

Zakat-uk-Fitr rice Jeddah Saudi Arabia

Rice can be bought for distribution to the needy.

In case you are wondering about the stalls selling bags of rice popping up all over Jeddah, these can be bought and distributed to the needy as ‘fitrah’, or the charitable amount which is obligatory for Muslims to give to the needy before Eid ul-fitr so that they may also participate in the festivities of Eid. Fitrah is also known as ‘fitrana’ or ‘zakat ul-fitr’. This article gives details on the Zakat ul-fitr and its calculations.

Whether resident or expat, teen or adult, we would love to know how YOU plan to celebrate Eid this year. Leave a comment and let us know.

Treasure Island Festival


A Jeddah Blog reader has sent in the below information about a festival taking place from the 2nd day of Eid until the 11th day of Eid.

Be sure to book your tickets now as seats are limited.

The Treasure Island Festival will include daily gifts and a lucky draw and a treasure hunt. There will be special surprise gifts for the first 50 passes. Activities include: jet ski, banana boat, desert bikes, segmented shopping arcade and a night to remember featuring national and international artists.

It sounds like a fun day to be enjoyed with your family and friends.

Treasure Island Festival, Durat ul Aroos

Contact 0563235353 for tickets.

Eid in Jeddah


Over three million Pakistani-Indian Muslim expatriates in Saudi Arabia celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr with zeal and fervour on Thursday 8th August 2013. After four weeks of a soul-enriching Ramadan, the Eid festivities starting from Chand Raat (the night before eid) to the three days of Eid are packed with age-old customs, cultural rituals, and social events.

For Pakistani and Indian expats, each and every aspect of Eid in Jeddah is strikingly similar to how Eid is celebrated back home. There is no need to be home-sick. We have everything right here in Jeddah to cure your nostalgia.

Our guest contributor Rohail Khan relays a personal and detailed account of the festivities and celebrations of Eid in Jeddah, written exclusively for Jeddah Blog.

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An Evening with IEF: Enhancing Yourself Spiritually


A talk on ‘Enhancing Yourself Spiritually’ by Dr. Lamya Shahin at the IEF.

IEF invites you all to an evening
On Sunday, July 7th, 2013
Where you and your soul can both shop!

The following programme is scheduled for the evening

A thought provoking talk by Dr. Lamya Shahin
‘ENHANCING YOURSELF SPIRITUALLY
From 6:00 -7:00 p.m

On the 1st floor, enjoy the IEF’s beneficial ‘Ramadhan/EID Bazaar
Ranging from best selling Abayas, embroided thawbes, scarves to Indian Eid clothing
The Bazaar will also have stalls with a variety of continental / Arabic food
That you can purchase for the month of Ramadan! 🙂

Also an Arabic lecture by a cheerful female Scholar!
‘THE VIRTUES OF RAMADAN
From 7:30 – 8:30 p.m
 (Attendees of Dr. Lamya’s lecture are also welcome to this talk)
Both lectures will be held in the IEF auditorium, 2nd Floor

Girls above the age of 9 are welcome!
Please confirm your seat by emailing admin@islamic-efls.org by Friday night!
Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Copyright © 2013 IEF Center, All rights reserved.

Hajj Mabroor and Eid Mubarak!


 

Hajj Mabroor
We wish those readers who have performed Hajj this year Hajj Mabroor (meaning, may your Hajj be accepted),

and to the rest we wish a very blessed Eid.

Jeddah Blog Team

Light and Shade Photography Competition


Light and Shade Photography is inviting entrants to its ‘Light and Shade Kids on Eid Competition” on Facebook. The theme of the competition is ‘Eid’, and the photograph submitted must be of a child upto 10 years old.

To enter the competition, you need to submit each photo in a separate post on their Facebook page along with a caption, the name and age of the child, and the place taken. The last date for submission is the 30th of August 2012. Light and Shade will then open the competition to the public. The picture with the maximum ‘likes’ on Facebook will win.

Good luck to all participants!

Beautylicious: Makeup Tips for Eid


Eid is just around the corner, which means EID PARTIES. In Jeddah people generally celebrate for 3 days. In this month’s Beautylicious, Nilo Haq gives us some simple tips and tricks to keep you looking beautiful on some of the most important days of the year.

Eid Morning Generally families get together and have a feast after Eid prayers. Morning is all about pretty and natural so light makeup should do the trick. Dramatic and overdone makeup with dark tones ends up looking rather harsh for the occasion.

  • Its Eid…you are going to be eating. To make your lipstick last longer; fill in the entire lip with a neutral pencil before applying colour.
  • During the day skip mascara on the lower lashes entirely – it can end up looking too dramatic
  • For the most natural looking eyeliner use a powder liner, which is highly pigmented and apply with a liner brush or an angle brush.
  • Go for matte neutral toned eye shadows for your day look and save your shimmery ones for the evening.
  • For a glowing sheen, apply a pink blush then blend a drop of liquid highlighter onto the cheeks.
  • For extra natural looking skin, try a tinted moisturizer. Since its lightweight, it won’t cover up dark spots, blemishes or redness BUT it will even out skin tone.

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