Easter comes early this year!

| March 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

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Are you ready for Easter?  I am!  My kids are so excited that it comes early this year.  (As if they didn’t get enough treats on Valentine’s day! LOL)

This year, Good Friday falls on March 29th, Easter Sunday is March 31st and Easter Monday is April 1st!

Easter Sunday in Canada celebrates Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his death.  Some people observe Easter Sunday by attending church while others spend time with their families and friends or engage in Easter egg activities.  We always do the latter.

Did you know that the legend shows that the Easter Bunny carries colored eggs in his basket, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children?   What could be more fun than an overgrown bunny delivering sweet treats & toys!?  That’s certainly what our kids think!

Easter has always been fun in my house.  The kids love to do the Easter egg hunt!  They also love when the Easter bunny leaves a little care package at each of their spots on the dining room table.  We do the traditional chocolate, candy, stuffed animal treats.  I’ve heard some parents give bikes and clothes and larger scale gifts!  Do you?  My fiance and I have 4 children between us and that would make for one very expensive holiday, so we stick to the norm.  (or at least what our kids think the norm is!)

The one thing we don’t do on Easter is have family over and cook a big meal.  Not that we don’t want to do it, it’s just never come up!  I’ve seen many great Easter recipes though… maybe this year I’ll surprise the kids and make something yummy, with their help of course!  Maybe a carrot cake with cream cheese icing and little tiny carrot candies on top… YUM!

What kind of Easter traditions do you have?  I’d love to hear all about them!  Maybe I could adopt one or two… or three!

Whatever you choose to do for Easter with your family, make sure to take lots of pictures.  There’s nothing better than looking back on past occasions and seeing those smiling faces all over again!

Happy Easter everyone!
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  1. Donna George says:

    I always do an Easter egg hunt, even now that my kids are grown. Instead of candy, I put money in the eggs. 😉

  2. Christina~Captured says:

    What a great idea, Donna! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Karen Glatt says:

    I am making an Easter dinner with my sister and it better turn out because I get very nervous if I am the cook! I do not know why I always get worried that my dishes are not going to turn out, so this year I am making very easy dishes. I am buying the dessert because I can not make it. I love Carrot Cake with Cream cheese frosting!

  4. I am sure your dinner will turn out great, Karen! And if not, don’t sweat it, the important part is that you are spending the time with your family and loved ones. 🙂

  5. kathy downey says:

    It feels more like we are waiting for the Easter Bunny than Santa..+12 and no snow in sight

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