Spring is finally here and it couldn’t be anymore amazing! This beautiful weather and sunshine has been so much anticipated and it just puts me in the best mood. Spring time is my favorite because of the longer days, warm air, and all the pretty flowers blooming. Another reason I love it is because we get to celebrate Easter.
Easter has always been one of my favorite Holidays growing up for many reasons. The main reason now is because we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. “He is Risen” Matthew: 28:6. Because of his death on the cross and resurrection we can have daily hope that we have victory over sin. He died for me and you – so that we can have forgiveness and eternal life, if that’s not worth celebrating then I don’t know what is! “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. There is no greater love than that.
Holidays are always fun because you get to create memories and traditions with your family. Have you ever noticed how holiday traditions make up some of your favorite childhood memories? This will be my husband and I’s second married Easter and right now it’s just the two of us so we haven’t established many traditions yet, but I can’t wait to pass on old traditions and make new ones together along with our future kids. So far our Easter plans this year consist of going to Church in the morning and then spending the day with our families eating delicious food. But, I did want to share a few of my favorite Easter traditions from when I was a child..
Dyeing Easter Eggs
Every Easter my mom, dad, sister, and myself would dye eggs together a few nights in advance. It was always so much fun picking out a dye kit at the store and making pretty eggs. Although I refused to eat them when I was young. Haha. I saw a really awesome looking way to dye eggs on Pinterest that I would love to try out, if you’re looking for a new way click here, and see how to dye them using cool whip and food coloring.
Baking Easter Candy/Treats
My mom always bakes a lot of yummy treats for the holidays. For Easter she usually makes pineapple squares, lemon squares, and her famous peanut butter meltaways. It was always fun to spend time with her and help her make everything. This year I think I am going to make my own treat to bring to Dinner.
As a kid this always so much fun to wake up to. My sister and I would wake up really early, wake our parents up, and then go see what was in our baskets. My mom always did a fabulous job with them. She would put fun stuff inside like bubbles, chalk, a lot of chocolate, jelly beans, a new dvd, a jump rope, and other stuff like that. When we got older she started putting other stuff in there instead like money, candy and flipflops.
Easter Egg Hunt
This tradition was the best. Who doesn’t enjoy racing against your sibling looking for all those colorful plastic eggs full of candy and money? Usually my parents would hide them throughout the living room and dining room. But, if it was warm enough that morning my parents would hide them outside in the yard which was super fun.
What are your favorite Easter traditions? Any ideas for husband and wife traditions?
I hope you all have a wonderful Easter! 🙂