APRIL, EASTER Sunday

Easter Jesus Rises
And on the third day

Easter Sunday is a Christian holiday beginning with the resurrection of Jesus from the dead on the 3rd day after his burial. The heavy stone blocking his burial site was rolled away and He was gone! Never to be found. Easter Sunday does not always fall in April. It’s a moveable feast. Can be anywhere from March 22 to April 22.

 

Every year adults in the family run around to find just the right Easter basket. There are all kinds available. Will it be the sports Easter basket for $20 or the Spiderman basket? When did Easter gifts become so expensive? The most popular are usually the most expensive.

The average family in the US has 2 to maybe 3 children and Easter gifts can break a budget.  Here are some ideas that won’t break the bank but leave many memories in future years.

  1. Follow the Ribbon
    This is a simple tradition that doesn’t take much preparation. All you will need to do is buy some narrow cheap ribbon. Choose a different color for each member of the family ( about 15 to 25 yards per person) depending on how crazy you want this to be). I would be buying as little as possible.( Again, I’m a night person and like my morning on the calmer side.) Once the kids are in bed, tie a ribbon to each of their hidden baskets and wind them in and out of the furniture and the other ribbons until you can’t see where they began. Bring the ends to one central location (perhaps the kitchen table) as a place where your family can begin the entangled maze to find their baskets. Before you know it, everyone will be tangled in ribbons and laughs. If you are an energetic morning person, good, try this, looks fun but I would be sitting on the sidelines watching with my cup of coffee.
  2. The Big People Egg Hunt
    On Easter Sunday, gather the adults together and have them each hide one or more eggs somewhere on themselves. Ya, sure don’t see this happening! It might be in Grandma’s apron pocket, Uncle John’s boots, behind Dad’s glasses, or under Grandpa’s hat. This hunt isn’t just for the little ones, it involves everyone and is a wonderful way to connect the generations. I have never tried this with my kids .Mine would just tickle or pinch and someone would end up crying or complaining. You know the personalities the best. You decide.
  3. Personalize Letter from the Easter Bunny! If your kids already have cell phones, a text from the Bunny would work just as well. The technology is in speed mode… I see very young kids with phones of their own.
    What child does not get excited about getting mail? How about a personalized letter to your child from the Easter Bunny? This letter will be mailed directly to your child and talk about how Mom and Dad have told the Easter Bunny that he/she has been good. What an exciting memory for your child! Maybe you could pull this off with the very young but the texting would be better if older. The kids of today are just too knowledgeable to pull this off.


Here’s to a wonderful Easter!

Of course, after the kids have hunted for Easter Bunny gifts, Mom may like some beautiful jewelry to show off at church. The birthstone for April is the diamond, the world’s most popular gem. Buy holiday gifts online for Easter Sunday.

Diamond Fashion Rings

Two Jewish Holidays in April

PASSOVER

Marks the Hebrew exodus from Egypt many years ago. Passover begins the evening of April 15th and ends evening of the 23rd.

YOM HASHOAH

From the evening of April 27th to the evening of April 28th Holocaust Memorial Day mourns the loss all over the world of the 6 million Jews who were murdered in the Holocaust. Can you imagine how many people that are? If the cities of Los Angeles and Phoenix were wiped out that would approximately total the amount of Jewish people who were murdered.


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