EASTER IS ALMOST HERE! Let us celebrate the reason for the season- our Almighty God & His only begotten son! This time of year always fills my heart with so much joy, it’s overflowing. Easter is my second favorite holiday of the year- Christmas being the 1st :). Mostly because we get to rejoice in the realization the He has risen from the dead after making the ultimate sacrifice for all of us. But also because it truly brings families together. Holding traditions is such a precious and simple way to spend quality time with your families. Seize these moments as they probably don’t come along very often in the midst of our busy and chaotic lives.
Being a relatively new and young family ourselves, sometimes it’s hard to start our own traditions. I’ve come up with a list of really fun traditions you can start doing with your family tomorrow on this joyous day!
I believe most families include this in their Easter traditions some way or another. Probably a “given”, but so much fun! Even if you don’t have kids, this is a great way to get everyone together and get those creative juices going. I like to boil the eggs the night before and have the kids color them on Easter. There are so many ways you can do these, it’s crazy! I found this really fun way to color eggs with shaving cream and food coloring by The Crafty Morning blog that looks so fun. And it’s a great sensory activity for the kiddos if you’re wanting to stray away from the typical store bought egg coloring kits. I also found some ADORABLE decorating ideas for older kiddos and adults on the Homesteading blog! From glitter eggs to mini flower holders, they have 32 super creative ideas. Go check them out!
Easter Morning Church Service
The best way you can start your Easter festivities to wake up, get dressed up in your flowery dress & ironed polos and praise the One who made it all possible! Easter services are always to fun, too. My family and I attend Baptist churches where praise and worship are held at the beginning of each service. It’s so fun and uplifting to praise Him and lift up His name on this glorious morning in particular. Everyone is so happy and each heart is filled with the Holy Spirit, you can just feel it! A wonderful tradition to start if you are religious.
Taking pictures is probably my favorite hobby. I am ALWAYS taking pictures of EVERYTHING. Just ask my husband. I’m always looking for a good photo op. What better time than when everyone is dressed up in their spiffy Easter outfits?! These do not have to be taken by a professional. But capture the moments. Take a picture of your kiddos with their Easter baskets full of eggs every year and see how they grow. They always say, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” But I say, “A picture holds a thousand memories.” They are so special to have and I encourage all of you to never stop snapping those pics! We started this tradition for Paislee’s first Easter. We actually got professional ones done that year by the wonderful Olguta with Oh My Goddard Photography [I highly recommend her if you’re in the San Diego area, she takes beautiful pictures!] and last year just took some ourselves. But, c’mon! Look how adorable! Such sweet pictures I will always love and hold dear.
Paislee’s 1st Easter
Noah’s 1st Easter, & 1st of us as a family of four
Have a Picnic & Easter Egg Hunt
Easter is usually paired with some beautiful weather, so take advantage of it! Find a nice park around your neighborhood, or even the beach and have yourself a picnic! This would be a perfect time to talk & laugh with your family while the kiddos go on an Easter egg hunt. My family does do an annual Easter egg hunt at the house, but I think a picnic would be so much fun. Enjoying the sun, letting the kids play and just soaking up that quality time. Pack some finger sandwiches, fruit, and maybe some mimosas and you’ve got yourself a low-key Easter brunch on the lawn! How perfect.
Dinner & The Passion
This is one that I would love to start this year with my family. It will probably just be me and my husband watching it since our babies are still really little. But I think it’s so important to remember the reason we celebrate this day. I know a lot of families like to make a ham and all the yummy fixins that go along with it. After your tummies are full and happy, what a wonderful way to end the day by watching The Passion of the Christ. An amazing illustration of the purest love we will ever experience. Watching the story of Jesus unfold is something I will never get tired of. It makes me cry every time. I’ve just bought it on iTunes and can’t wait to watch it with my family tomorrow 🙂
I hope you can start some of these traditions with your family & I pray that you all have a beautiful Easter 🙏🏻
And as always, God Bless †