September 25, 2018

Easy Easter Inspiration

Most major holidays have some connection to the changing of seasons. Spring has finally sprung and Easter is right around the corner. Looking for some holiday decoration inspiration? Here are some easy Easter decorations that can be made at home.

Having something fresh for guests to snack on will help keep them busy as you are putting the finishing touches on the rest of the food. Perhaps the Easter Egg hunt is going a little long? With some healthy snacks and themed treats, your Easter celebration will be one to be remembered.

This simple spring book page bunny garland only requires a few supplies that you probably already have around the house. Simple and inexpensive. The origin of the word easter isn’t certain. A possibility is the Norse eostur, eastur, or ostara, which meant “the season of the growing sun” or “the season of new birth.” The word east comes from the same roots. In this case, easter would be linked to the changing of the season.

Decorating around the home will take up some time. Remember to make the experience just as enjoyable for your guests who are sitting at the table. Many friends and family will gather for this and giving them a good setting to eat in, will have them RSVPing to next’s years holiday much sooner!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking for a new center piece, try something you might be able to reuse, or keep your guests satisfied with a healthy snack!

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Easter? Perhaps the Easter Bunny comes to mind. So how did a rabbit distributing eggs become a part of Easter?

There are several reasons for the rabbit, or hare, to be associated with Easter, all of which come through pagan celebrations or beliefs. The most obvious is the hare’s fertility. Easter comes during spring and celebrates new life.  Any animals – like the hare – that produced many offspring were easy to include.

The hare is also an ancient symbol for the moon. The date of Easter depends on the moon. This may have helped the hare to be absorbed into Easter celebrations. Next to the Easter bunny, the most familiar symbol is the Easter egg. Like others, the egg has a long history. Again there’s no certainty as to why it became associated with Easter.

While the dates for Christmas and Valentine’s Day are fixed and easy to remember, Easter and the associated Bank holidays can fall anytime between March 22 and April 25. This year Easter takes place from Good Friday on March 30 until Easter Monday on April 2 – making Easter Sunday fall on April 1, which is also April Fool’s day. Weather you are celebrating the coming of spring or spending time with family on Easter Sunday, we hope you have a joyful weekend!

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