Sending Emails for Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr

By 26. March 2021May 7th, 2021Mail Designer 365 Newsletter Academy

As almost a quarter of the world’s population, Islam is the second largest religion in the world, making Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr two major events in the spring marketing calendar.

Depending on where in the world your customers are located, Ramadan and Eid may already be a key part of your marketing strategy. However, even if you are not planning a major campaign, if you know you have a muslim customer base, it is a kind gesture to recognise these big occasions in some way.

In this guide, we’re taking you through some useful tips on what to include in your email messages for Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr.

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What is Ramadan?

Ramadan occurs in the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and, as one of the five pillars of Islam, is a very important time for Muslims. The month of fasting begins when the new crescent moon is first visible in the night sky and ends with the arrival of the next lunar month.

During Ramadan, Muslims fast all day from sunrise until sunset. The fast is broken each evening with a special meal known as Iftar, generally celebrated with friends and family. Traditionally, dates and water are the first things consumed after a day of fasting. Before sunrise, many Muslims will also take a pre-fast meal known as Suhoor to help keep their strength up for the coming day.

During Ramadan, Muslims are also expected to help the poor and donate to charity. It is also a very spiritual time and provides many people with the opportunity for meditation and reflection.

When Ramadan comes to an end, Muslim families across the world celebrate Eid ul-Fitr together. This is a really important occasion and is marked with prayer, gifts and great food.

the holy Quran

Why should I consider sending emails for Ramadan and Eid ul-Fitr?

Due to the special nature of these holidays, your Muslim staff and customers will be highly appreciative of you taking the time to share a special greeting with them.

Not only this, recognising and celebrating diversity also demonstrates your company’s core values and your respect for others. This will go a long way in the long run.

What to Include in Emails for Ramadan and Eid

If you do decide to send out an email greeting for Ramadan and/or Eid ul-Fitr, here are three essential tips on what to include in your emails…

Heartfelt email copy

Even if you do not observe these occasions yourself or would prefer to remain neutral, a simple greeting such as “Ramadan Kareem” (may Ramadan be generous to you) or “Eid Mubarak” (have a blessed Eid) shows solidarity with those who are celebrating and will go a long way in demonstrating your dedication.

If you would like to include a short message, you can concentrate on key themes, such as family, peace, spirituality, and prayer.

Check out this post for more tips on producing better email copy for your campaigns.

Personalization

Including personalization is a good way to show the email recipient you care and have gone the extra mile to tailor the email to them.

If you are sending email greetings to a handful of people (i.e. on your team), you can personalize by hand, however, for a larger list of staff or customers, using placeholders is a quick and convenient way to speak directly to your reader.

Tip: Mail Designer 365 supports the use of custom placeholders, as well as placeholders for major email service providers, including Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor, and Direct Mail for Mac. Learn more.

Relevant graphics

Make your Ramadan and Eid emails look the part by including relevant graphics. Not only does this improve the overall effect of the email, it also shows you have taken the time to research the key themes around these occasions.

Common themes include moon and star graphics to signifying ties to the Islamic lunar calendar, mosques to signify the importance of prayer, and traditional Ramadan lanterns.

Tip: Stock image websites like Pixabay have tons of license-free graphics you can use for your email designs

Great Examples of Email Designs for Ramadan and Eid

Mumzworld

ramadan email template by Mumzworld

This Ramadan email template from Mumzworld successfully incorporates the traditional Ramadan lantern

Nita Cosmetics

Ramadan email design by Nita Cosmetics

This pink design is full of character and represents the Nita Cosmetics brand well whilst also incorporating important themes of Ramadan

Ferns n Petals

Eid Mubarak email template by ferns n petals

The dark sunset theme of this design by Ferns N Petal captures many traditional Eid celebrations

Kalki Fashion

eid email design by Kalki Fashion

This simple but sweet design by Kalki Fashion subtly incorporates a classic moon and stars theme.

My Batua

Eid Mubarak email template by My Batua

This beautiful design by My Batua also offers recipients an exclusive discount for the special occasion

Tumi Malaysia

Eid Mubarak design by Tumi Malaysia

This turquoise and gold themed design by Tumi Malaysia is the perfect simple Eid greeting

How to Create Email Greetings for Ramadan and Eid

Mail Designer 365 has all the resources your business needs to create beautiful email greetings for Ramadan and Eid, including dedicated email templates:

ramadan Kareem html email template

html email template for Eid - exclusively available in mail designer 365

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