This year, Easter celebrations might look a little different. As many of us are practicing social distancing to combat the spread of COVID-19, celebrating this day with friends, grandparents or distant relatives could be out of the question. As we look forward with hopeful hearts to a riotous reunion with our loved ones on Mother’s Day and Memorial Day next month, we thought it would be fun to share our favorite Easter memories and traditions. Despite the change of scenery, there is still so much to be thankful for this Easter! We would love to hear about your own traditions – Share with us on Facebook or Instagram!
My favorite of our traditions is the “resurrection eggs.” There are 12 Easter eggs containing tiny clues to different parts of the passion (nails, a crown, purple cloth, a wafer, etc). Each egg has the Bible verse related to the object and after we find all of the eggs, we read the verses together. The best egg is the last…empty, just like the tomb!
My family Easter tradition begins with Sunrise service. We all get together after church with extended family and have brunch at my mother-in-law’s. The grandkids then all go outside and hunt for eggs in grandma’s yard which she has filled with candy and Bible verses. Once the last egg is found and everyone has had a good laugh, the ladies take a long walk and reflect on our lives. The men typically play cards while the women are out on our walk.
In Mexico, our tradition is Church on Sunday morning and breakfast at grandma’s house. This year, I can start new Easter traditions with Churrito, my Goldendoodle.
Easter is a special day of reflection for me. Over the last decade or so, I’ve made a point of taking some time to myself on Easter day to read about the event and journal about how it’s meaning has changed my life. As a child, I always loved decorating eggs, but as an adult, my in-laws still make a basket for each of their adult children and hide small chocolate eggs around the house.