Each year I feel like Easter comes and goes without have many traditions or memories except a large meal with family. That is special, but there is so much more to Easter than just that. The essential truth to our Salvation occurred! This should be more celebrated that Christmas and yet it isn’t… even in the lives of many Christians it isn’t.
I want to change that!
Brian and I have talked over the years as to what we would like to do as a family to make the Easter time special, celebrated and remembered! We still haven’t made any traditions per say, but this year I feel so much better prepared and I feel like we are talking about it a lot more with the kids.
Here are a few things we’ve done this year.
[amazon_link id=”1602003920″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link]Resurrection Eggs: We have tried to do this every evening with the boys before they go to bed. It hasn’t happened 100% percent of the time, but it has still been a special time as a family and has sparked many great conversations with the boys. They both were more versed in the story than I thought they were and they get concepts that I didn’t expect! I wouldn’t have known this if we hadn’t started these!
[amazon_link id=”1905887094″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]Why Easter?[/amazon_link]: This is a little booklet that was given to me when I took the Alpha course with a friend that our church has offered in the past. I hadn’t spent much time reading it, but it is a simple read and brings up lots of topics to talk about relating to Easter. We have been reading one section, which takes less than 5 minutes, and then talking about it. It has added wonderful conversation to our dinner table!
Resurrection Garden: When I saw that this was posted on A Holy Experience I thought it would be a neat idea, but didn’t feel up to getting everything together… I was just being lazy. Then a friend forwarded me the same post and said she wanted to give it a try. That was all I needed to push me the last little bit to make sure it happened!We did the garden early in the week of Easter and it has been a conversation piece daily since we have left it on the counter in full view!
[amazon_link id=”B00028HBKM” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ][/amazon_link]The Passion of the Christ: Brian and I have said in years past we wanted to make this a tradition, but it just hadn’t happened until this year! We would like to make it a habit to watch this movie on Good Friday night. It is such a good reminder and prepares our hearts for the rest of the weekend.
I know there is so much more we could do, but this is our start and it has been a truly blessed season this year! Just a little planning really made such a difference and has been so special!
Do you have Easter traditions? I’m always up for new ideas!