Beware, my pictures are a bit crap, I think I may need a photography lesson!
Now you've read the disclaimer onto my actual post, Easter Traditions. Eric and I don't have too many traditions yet, not that we don't want them we just haven't found what works for us. What does everyone else do for Easter? It wasn't a huge thing in my house growing up, we'd get a big chocolate egg and I remember one year doing a treasure hunt to find the egg but it was no where as big as it is here, listening to what everyone else did for their kids for Easter I thought I'd get a little more festive and so two years ago I did Easter baskets but I felt totally ripped off, giving my girls a basket filled with gifts, how in the world does this symbolise Easter? lets not get me started on the whole bunny thing, I don't mean to be a scrooge but since when do rabbits lay eggs? how does this tie in with our Saviour being scourged and crucified? Needless to say I did the baskets once and realised it wasn't for me, and last year, nothing, this year however I think I may have found something that works for me, we are going to do a little Easter egg hunt but the eggs will not be left by an Easter bunny, they will simply be left by mummy and daddy. Growing up I always believed that the egg symbolized the stone that covered and was rolled away from the tomb the Saviour's body was laid in, (I can't actually find anything to back this up just that the egg symbolizes re-birth) that is why I can get behind the egg thing. Anyway, I found some cute stuff to put into the girls eggs, little nail polish, lip balm, lip gloss rings, money and of course some candy. I also labeled the eggs with K's and S's so one of them doesn't get two nail polishes and the other none. I put it all together tonight as I'm actually going to be gone this weekend and Eric is in charge of the hunt, I hope he gets some cute pictures, I'll keep you posted! Maybe I am just weird, what are your Easter traditions and do you care if there is actual significance behind them?