What´s going on in: May

Right now, you could be reading this from anywhere in the world, thanks to the Internet. Though that’s not what we’re not going to be talking about at this point, it’s just that we’re absolutely certain it has brought us together.

But can you tell me what important moment is happening right now on the other side of the planet? Despite having all sorts of information at our fingertips, sometimes we forget to expand our frontiers… even though we can do it from the sofa at home! Remember, as creators, knowing what’s going on around the world can enrich our work to unimaginable limits. But don’t worry, we’re going to make it a little easier for you.

How? By taking you on a trip to a few different places and adding a bit of time travel too. We’re going to leap straight to the month of May, a month with undisputed protagonists: people.

Why? Join us for a stroll through our archives and get inspired for this special month, and we’ll tell you all about it!


May 6 is the most important day for millions of Buddhists around the world, as they have no less than three important milestones to celebrate: the birth, death and attainment of enlightenment of Siddhartha Gautama. Although perhaps the name Buddha might be more familiar to you…

Vesak is the most important day for the Buddhist religion and is celebrated on the full moon every May. Legend has it that it was the Buddha himself who dictated how it should be celebrated on the day of his passing, when he saw his servant crying and asked him not to feel bad and to understand that nothing was forever, except for his teachings (the Dharma) – this was the only thing that would remain forever.

How to create resources for Vesak

If you are inspired by such a special day, don’t forget to follow some tricks to enhance your designs.

For example, you could include the lotus flower so emblematic of Buddhism. Although the Buddha asked people not to celebrate this day with flowers, the lotus flower represents the whole religion as a symbol of physical and spiritual purity. Add it to your designs alongside the Buddha figure or on its own to create resources that celebrate this date. Don’t forget to use lilac and purple colors!

You can try having fun with illumination. Vesak is a day of contrasts, where light clashes with darkness and the golden color stands out against black backgrounds.

Picture by Blackhandsg

Mother’s Day

This falls on different dates in different places – on the first Sunday of the month in Spain, the last Sunday of the month in France, or on the 10th in Mexico and the United States.

There’s little that needs explaining about this day that, wherever it’s celebrated, is full of love. Everyone celebrates it in their own way: by giving something special as a gift, making plans or simply giving mothers the time they deserve, which is all the time in the world.

How to create resources for Mother’s Day

There’s one gift that’s repeated in homes around the world on this day: flowers. Try to include them both in your designs and photographs with different shapes, colors and styles, but always in cheerful tones. Think about what the perfect bouquet would be like for a day like this, and then create it.

But let’s not forget the most important thing… mothers. Make them the center of each piece. And how about trying to include several generations in the same piece? Grandmothers, mothers or daughters, they are all protagonists.

Picture by Master1305

Eid al Fitr

The 2nd and 3rd of May is one of the most important times of the year for Islam. It marks the end of Ramadan, a month (the ninth in the Islamic calendar) during which fasting is practiced from dawn to dusk in order to achieve spiritual purification.

Eid al Fitr is a celebration full of love and joy. On this day, families meet up after the breakfast prayer to share the best dishes from each home, and gifts are given to the youngest who, although they do not practice fasting, experience the month as something very special.

How to create resources for Eid al Fitr

If there’s one thing that’s present in every image we can take of this celebration, it’s food. That’s why it’s a good idea to capture the essence of this day through dishes that represent an entire culture and around which so much effort is put for at least a week to delight everyone. Pancakes, briwats, Arab sweets… Just thinking about it makes you hungry!

For vector designs, the protagonist is undoubtedly the color gold. This is a color that, as in Vesak, speaks of light and enlightenment, both physical and spiritual, on a day that’s celebrated by a whole community around the world.

And although we’ve enjoyed giving you this tour through different countries, we know that in our community there are many collaborators who celebrate these important dates first hand. Who better than these collaborators to showcase them? If this is your case, don’t hesitate to share your special content with us.

Now that you know a little bit more about what’s going on around the world, it’s time to get inspired by whatever caught your attention and start creating!

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