Friday, April 3, 2009

Easter.

I read in a blog that Easter was a really special time for that author as it did not have the huge run up to Christmas, yet was a very special time in the Christian calendar. I agree but also find that I have neglected to bring the lead up to Easter into our discussion and preparation with the children. Time to fix it.


I found our books............I bought unleavened bread ready for a Passover meal.............we are not doing Easter eggs en masse, I don't see the need. We have a little bag to share. If eggs feature in a large way for you, I remember a church service explaining to children to check if the egg was hollow or filled. If hollow, it was a real egg as the tomb was empty when Jesus rose again from the dead.


One tradition we do have each year is to give family members bulbs to plant so that we have new life in Spring in September. Quite frankly, I think if we buy chocolate it has to be the good stuff and I am afraid that it does not come in the shape of an Easter egg for me..........



5 comments:

Not So Glamorous Housewife said...

Pink tulips, My favorite.

Lynda said...

It's lovely to read & hear about all the different Easter traditions and how they are celebrated in different homes throughout the world :)

Bri Schaaf said...

I love the bulb tradition! That is just wonderful!
Thanks for sharing!

Cathy said...

What a very excellent idea with bulbs!

Chocolate, the very best is slowly savored with frequent bursts of sounds depicting the absolute joy, the mediocre is eaten with appreciation but matter of factly, because it is after all still chocolate, the yucky "stuff", so prevalent this holiday, is discreetly thrown away in the waste basket.I will not waste calories on such things!

Hill upon Hill said...

Well said Cathy!