Ramadan is just around the corner. Every year we strive to make this Ramadan better than the last. Why not help yourself, family and friends in this goal?
Today’s card-making tutorial will teach you to make an “offline” Ramadan reminder, one that enables you stay “checked in” throughout Ramadan.
The tips in this card will inspire self reflection, self accountability and holding yourself to a higher standard.
Umar ibn Khattab advised his companions: “Hold yourselves accountable before you are held accountable and weigh it before it is weighed for you [on the Day of Judgement].” [Umar bin Al-Khattab: His Life and Times (Vol. 1) by Ali Muhammad as-Sallabi]
Weekly Reminders on Ramadan Productivity
While keeping up the routine tasks in Ramadan, Ramadan is about remaining spiritually, physically and socially productive every single day. This card will help bring the focus back to the blessings of Ramadan by providing timely tips every week. You can give it to family and friends or keep it on your desk for yourself. This is a fun activity parents can do with their children to make them excited about and prepare for Ramadan.
Here is the card we are making today:
You Will Need
– 5.5” x 8.5” card-stock (half of an 8.5” x 11”) folded into 5.5” x 4.25”
– Scrapbook paper or any decorative paper (flyers, advertisements work too!)
1. On your scrapbook paper draw a heart. Fold it into an envelope using the template shown below.
2. Next line up the hearts on the card. Stamp or handwrite “Ramadan” on top, and label the spaces as “Day 1”, “Day 7”, “Day 14”, “Day 21”.
3. Glue your envelopes down to the card. I glued them to a white card, which then was glued to the pink cards.
4. Print the reminders sheet and cut around the lines.
5. Insert the reminder notes into the corresponding envelopes.
Here is an alternate version that includes tips for Eid and after Eid.
Well, there you go! I hope this tutorial has inspired you to make one yourself. Take snapshots of your creation and share them on our social media or the Comments section below.