I’m a girl who loves traditions. They help you to know what to expect and mark the passing of time. I also love how traditions build in something to look forward to. Easter is quickly approaching and my family will once again begin our little routine of Easter events.
The number one thing I look forward to is decorating eggs with the little girl. This is hands down my favorite part. She loves arts & crafts and gets giddy when I start pulling down the home decorating kits. She “Ooohs” and “Ahhhs” over the different stickers and colors and glitter, which we use to turn a hard-boiled egg into a work of art. It’s a sweet time for us to spend together. Honestly, she tries to convince me to get the kits down any time she catches a peek of them in the closet. The girl simply loves egg decorating.
A close second is the annual Easter Egg Hunt at our church. They have over 50,000 eggs! Nope, not kidding. You read that right, FIFTY THOUSAND!!! My daughter always has a blast scooping eggs into her basket and playing in the inflatable bouncers afterwards. I personally love seeing my church come together to pull off such an amazing event in our community. I always leave with such a feeling of joy in my heart for a multitude of reasons.
I also love getting to play Easter Bunny. It’s so exciting to carefully choose the goodies that will go into her little basket, which was hand-made by my mother in law for her very first Easter holiday. When she wakes up on Easter morning, it’s neat to see the delight in her eyes while she carefully looks through all of her trinkets and candy.
Finally, I love attending Easter morning service. For years, I attended a variety of churches who focused on the death of Jesus Christ. The fact that he gave His life for ME (for YOU) is a crucial part of Salvation, but my husband and I have finally found a church home that celebrates a Risen Savior! The resurrection is the part of the story that makes it so amazing. I used to dread attending the Easter service, but now I look forward to it immensely. I leave feeling humble and thankful, but also encouraged and refreshed.
Then, there’s the food. In our family, no Easter is complete without a get-together and a smorgasbord of delicious, home-cooked food.
What are your favorite Easter traditions?
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