I know, Easter is still over 3 weeks away, but it’s time to start thinking about the big bunny and how your family will celebrate the day. I have never written anything about Easter, Easter planning, Easter tips, or Easter organizing. It’s seems a little weird to offer tips for celebrating the resurrection of Jesus because somewhere between Jesus and the bunny, there is a disconnect. The bunny, eggs, and spring all have a long history of being connected to Easter by way of German and European pagan tradition, but I have to say that they all make Easter a fun and colorful day, not to mention the pigging out on chocolate!
So, while I am not going to offer a to-do list for planning your Easter, I’ll instead send you over to the folks at Hershey’s. They have created an amazing Easter website that is filled with ideas, recipes, stories, and crafts. While at BlissDom this year, Hershey’s offered us a chance to fill one Easter basket for delivery to our home. Mine comes today and as soon as it does, I will snap a picture and share it with you. I got to see the big bunny early at BlissDom and give him a hug.
My favorite memory of Easter is my grandma’s Easter egg hunt. She had a huge yard and each year she would spend hours hiding real and plastic eggs. The plastic eggs always had money~coins, silver dollars, and occasionally a gold dollar coin or folded bills. There was always one giant shiny gold egg that was the coveted find. If you found that, well, then you just knew it was going to be a great year!
My 6 cousins and I shot out into the yard each Easter after our dinner and collected until there was no more to be had. We would then spend the next several hours comparing our treasures and counting the money. Of course, the giant shiny egg was the holy grail of Easter success and I think I only got it once.
I hope my kids have their own fun memories of celebrating Easter and even though the legend of the bunny that lays chocolate eggs has vanished from my 13 year olds world, I can still believe.