- Ayyam-i-Ha is a Baha’i festival that is joyously celebrated in countries and territories all over the world. It is a time of hospitality, generosity, and caring for the needy. This year Ayyam-i-Ha runs from February 26-29.
Corbin Doak has created a plethora of resources for anyone to use. They include fliers and invitations, posters and much more. But I’m getting ahead of myself! Corbin has graciously agreed to tell us about his website, Bahai-ideas.site, what it offers and how it came to be. Here’s our conversation:
Baha’i Blog: Can you tell us a little about yourself?
My name is Corbin Doak. I am a husband, father, graphic and website designer, and a Baha’i. I was born in the state of Maine and pioneered with my family to the Island of Kauai when I was 13 years old. I pioneered in Asia for 11 years. While there I met my wife and started a family. About 5 years ago we decided to move to Hawaii. We now live on the beautiful Hawaii Island.
Baha’i Blog: Can you tell us a little about your website and the resources found on it?
Bahai-ideas.site is a place to find free professionally designed resources for your Baha’i activities. Some of the designs are customizable and some are ready-made. On the site, you will find fliers, invitations, Writings for Nineteen Day Feasts, voice-overs, social media posts, and Google Slides. We have Google Slides made for devotionals, children’s classes, study circles, and Feasts. These slides can help you to continue your core activities virtually.
Baha’i Blog: What inspired you to create these resources?
Being a graphic designer, I wanted to use my skills to help others with their activities. Because of this, I started the site. I wanted to provide a place where people could edit a flyer or invitation that looked professional. The site grew to offer Google slides as a way to help with virtual gatherings when we were asked by the Universal House of Justice to adapt our efforts to the current situation. It is hoped that these resources not only help people to move forward in their efforts but also inspire them to think of new ways of spreading the healing message of Bahaʼu’llah.
Baha’i Blog: What’s something that you learned while working on this project?
This project has brought a number of challenges which of course has brought me a plethora of learning opportunities. One area of growth has been a greater understanding of how all the core activities are linked together in helping us to create a better community, and being able to continue these vital activities during this pandemic is crucial.
Baha’i Blog: Where can we find your resources?
Our website is https://bahai-ideas.site. You can find all our resources there as well as a training page to help you use them. While there you can join our email list to be kept up to date on our latest resources. You can also connect with us on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/bahaiideassite. I look forward to helping you to move forward in your teaching efforts.
Baha’i Blog: Thank you, Corbin! To find out more about Corbin’s resources, please visit https://bahai-ideas.site/
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