Hoppy Holiday Easter Basket Gift Ideas Guide

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Happy Easter! Whether you need ideas for Easter crafts, festive foods, adult gifts or holiday baskets, I've got it all covered in our Easter basket gift ideas guide. As it happens, Easter is one of my favorite holidays!

Traditionally Easter is a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus the 3rd day after his crucifixion according to the Christian faith. Early in the church, there was some controversy surrounding the Easter celebration. However today, Easter is a prominent celebration in the Christian community.

Like many Christian celebrations, Easter has become a day of celebration and feasting for Christians and non-Christians alike. It has been greatly commercialized with the introduction of Easter baskets, chocolates, jelly beans and greeting cards. All of the Easter stuff available can be a bit overwhelming. So as you celebrate Easter this year, I hope that some of the ideas in this lens will make it a little less stressful and much more fun!

Easter Basket Gift Ideas

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What kid (or adult for that matter) doesn't like getting a big basket of goodies on Easter morning? Since I am a chocoholic, Easter baskets and big solid chocolate bunnies are a hit with me. Easter baskets are best when they are tailored to the specific interests and age of the child or adult. So keep that in mind even if you choose to buy an Easter basket online.

For children, my friends and I have found that the most well-received gift baskets are kids gifts that incorporate both candy as well as little toys, clothes, movies or books. Below I've outlined my top picks for books and movies from Amazon.com. Both of these items make great basket 'stuffers'. Depending on the child's age, adding some lip gloss and hair bands are terrific in baskets for little girls. While Matchbox type cars and trucks are a fun addition to boys baskets. Coloring books, crayons, sidewalk chalk, high bounce rubber balls, play doh mixed with chocolate bunnies, peeps and other traditional candies are well received no matter what the child's gender.

If your adult children are away at college or your grandchildren live across the country, your best bet is to buy Easter baskets and gifts online. Websites make it easy and quick to buy the gifts and get them shipped directly to your kids or grandkids. Hoppy Holiday Easter Basket Gift Ideas Guide

Hard Boiled Egg Decorating Ideas - Here's A Little Inspiration!

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Dying and creating Easter eggs can be a fun project whether you are an adult or a kid. Here are some photos for inspiration along with some hard boiled egg decorating ideas to create one-of-a-kind eggs. I LOVE the bug hug in the upper right corner!

First of all, you must have hard-boiled eggs to use for the dying process. Place a dozen eggs in a very large saucepan and cover them completely with COLD water. Bring the water to a rolling boil over medium heat. Immediately reduce the heat to low and simmer eggs for 9 minutes. Remove from heat and drain the eggs being careful not to crack them. Cover the eggs again with cold water to stop the cooking process until the eggs are completely cooled. Remove from water and dry eggs completely prior to decorating. You have several options for creating unique Easter eggs.

1) Buy a Decorating Kit (e.g. Paas) - this of course is the easiest method. Many come with stickers and other embellishments.

2) Make your own dye by combining about 1 TBSP food coloring with 2 tsp. vinegar and a 1/4 cup boiling water. You can create very unique colors by making your own dye. Be sure to cool completely before dipping eggs.

3) To make patterns on your eggs, use coloring crayons to make patterns or wrap the eggs with rubber bands. You could also use masking tape on the eggs to create patterns. When you dip the eggs in the dye, the wax crayon lines, masking taped areas and the areas where there are rubber bands will not be colored.

4) After dying the eggs, use things like ribbon, glitter, stickers, confetti or other small items to adorn the eggs. Just use craft glue to put them on. You could also use markers to draw patterns or polka dots on the eggs.

5) Create a marbled effect on the eggs by dying them in a solution 1 TBSP vinegar, 1 TBSP cooking oil, and 1 tsp. food color. Put the solution in a cup and drop the egg in the solution. Remove quickly to achieve a marbled looking egg.

Easter Craft Ideas For Kids

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Your kids will be hopping for joy when they are making fun Easter crafts. Above I've included a photo collage for inspiration and there are many websites on the internet that have great Easter craft ideas including FamilyFun.com and Crafts.Kaboose.com

If you want to try doing a craft beyond coloring Easter eggs with the kids, how about having them make something that they can wear on Easter day with the family. Ideas include a set of bunny ears easily made from construction paper and custom fit to the child's head, a bunny hat, or an Easter bonnet made from an adorned paper plate.

Another option is to create some chicks, bunnies or other critters from things like felt, pipe cleaners, glue, feathers, etc. Many people use small Styrofoam balls from the craft store and use them as the center portion and then let the kids choose other embellishments to create their very own critter.

Bags, pails and baskets can easily be converted into hippity hoppity bunny creations by using standard construction paper, foam, felt, markers and crayons (along with a little glue and scissors of course).

Finally, crafts that focus on the religious aspect of the holiday are a fantastic choice. Foam cross pins, necklaces with beads and greeting cards featuring a cross design are a great way for you to incorporate your religious beliefs easily into craft projects.

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Easy Easter Dessert Ideas

Cookies - Cakes - Cupcakes

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Brighten up your table with a fun and festive easy Easter dessert ideas that ties in perfectly with the celebration. Whether you choose to make a classic carrot cake or a creative bunny cake, your guests are sure to be impressed. Some ideas are shown in the photos below.

To create the classic bunny cake, you would use 2 - 8" or 9" round cake pans (one for the face and the other one with 2 curved cuts to create the bow and ears). Decorate it with colored coconut and candy to obtain a festive look.

For a really easy dessert, use cake mix to make a batch of cupcakes. Then, frost each one and sprinkle them with colored coconut. Add a peeps bunny or chick to finish them off.

Create the Easter cookies by using refrigerated store-bought cookie dough or make your own dough and then use festive Easter cutter to create fun shapes like bunnies and chicks. Frost or decorate with colored sugars.

Hard Boiled Eggs for Easter Decorating - Preparing your Egg

How to make a perfectly hard-boiled egg.

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The first step to a great Easter egg is boiling the egg. You don't want your eggs to crack, because then they don't look as nice, and aren't as appealing to eat when the dye seeps into the egg. Try to avoid picking the "Extra Large" or "Jumbo" sized eggs.  The shell tends to be thinner on larger eggs, with a better chance of cracking while cooking or dying.

Egg Boiling Instructions
Put a single layer of eggs in a large pot, and cover with COLD water (about 1-2 inches above eggs). Turn the heat on under the eggs and as soon as they come to a full boil, remove them from the heat and let them sit in the hot water for about 15-20 minutes.

After the 15-20 minutes, either remove eggs with a slotted spoon and place in a colander or drain hot water from pot then rinse eggs with cool water until eggs feel cool. Place on paper towels to dry.

Wait until eggs feel room temperature before dying.

How to Dye Boiled Eggs With Food Coloring

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There are many kits out there with creative ways to dye your Easter Eggs.  They may be convenient, but they're not the most economical choice out there.  Here is a basic dye recipe.

In small cups or bowls (that can withstand boiling water) use 1 cup boiling water, 1 tablespoon of vinegar and a few drops of food coloring.  The more coloring you use, the more vibrant the eggs will be.

For a basic colored egg, place an egg in the dye mixture and let sit for 1-2 minutes.  The longer you let the egg soak, the more vibrant the color will be.

Remove the egg and place on a paper towel, plate, or in an egg carton to dry.

In the following weeks, I'll show you some of my favorite dying techniques for creating unique Easter eggs.  You can find all kinds of craft ideas for kids as well as tips for making your own kids Easter baskets as well!

Easter Greetings in a Basket

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Easter is fast approaching, but there's still time to send an Easter gift to your loved ones.

Young and old alike enjoy receiving unexpected treats.

Look for baskets that have fun Easter activities such as books, games, and other fun toys. We also have baskets that are loaded up with delicious candies and snacks.

If you're looking to let someone know you're thinking about them this Easter, you're sure to find the perfect gift at All About Gifts and Baskets.

Other ideas to create a memorable Easter experience include:

1) Take a visit to the Easter Bunny. Seeing the well-known icon of Easter is an exciting time for most young children.
2) Have your child write a letter to the Easter Bunny.
3) Build creativity and family time with Easter craft ideas, from printing coloring pages off of the internet to making Easter cards to dying eggs for Easter. Or making an Easter basket for their best friend. Children love to be creative and this will surely bring much joy.
4) Read the story of Easter to the children. This will introduce them to the true story of Easter and will help them learn about the meaning of this special holiday.
5) Plan a Easter party for the little ones.
6) Start a tradition and plan an Easter egg hunt. Children love surprises and will have so much fun, and I guarantee that they will always remember the Easter egg hunt.

Marbled Easter Eggs with Oil

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If you're looking for a new way to dye your Easter eggs to create a little pizazz, try marbled Easter eggs with oil!  It's easy to do and creates spectacular results.

To create a "Marbled" look to your Easter eggs, add 1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil to your cup of egg dye.

You can start with a white egg, or one that has already been dyed a base color.

Quickly dip your egg in and out of the dye. The oil causes only some areas of the egg to get the dye, creating the marble design. Keep dipping for more intense colors. You can also let the egg dry and re-dip in a second color. Repeat as many times as you wish. When the egg is dry, blot with a paper towel to remove the excess oil.

Different amounts of oil will result in more or less marbling. Experiment to find the mixture that you like best. Remember you can always add more, so start conservatively.

P.S. If you don't have time to make your own Easter eggs, don't worry, you can buy a beautiful Easter gift basket at Holiday Gifts & Gift Baskets that is filled with foiled chocolate eggs....pretty sure no one will complain!

Tips for Decorating Easter Eggs

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There is nothing like decorating Easter eggs to get you in the holiday spirit - unless it's eating a few cream-filled chocolate eggs! We are all familiar with the egg decorating kits that you can buy in any grocery or discount store in March or April, and they can help us make colorful, fun decorations.

But if you want a change, or to try something a little more sophisticated and crafty, check out these great tips. You'll have some stunning Easter baskets, and a terrific time.

Go Glam

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Sequined eggs add a touch of star-studded glamour to your Easter celebrations.

You will need:

  • Eggs, blown out
  • Glitter dust
  • Sequins
  • Paper plate
  • Glue

To make:

Start by putting a layer of glitter dust on your paper plate. Then, simply brush the blown-out eggs with glue. You can make a thinner, brush-able glue solution by adding a little water to regular white glue-all, like Elmer's. While wet, roll the egg in the glitter dust. You can stop there for a glitzy egg, or you can apply sequins using a dab of glue.

Fistful of Glitter - On an Egg

Eggs Aren't Just for Chicks

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If you have children, they will love making Easter eggs into animals.

You will need:

  • Eggs, blown-out
  • Basic egg dye kit
  • Craft felt
  • Googly eyes
  • Black permanent marker
  • Scissors
  • White glue
  • Other fun animal craft accents, like pipe cleaners and tiny pompoms (optional)

To make:

Begin by dying the eggs. Solid colors work wonderfully and are easiest. Let them dry completely. While they are drying, set up your felt squares, googly eyes, and other animal accents, with scissors and white glue within reach. Have your children create their own egg pets. Great ones to try include penguins, chicks, dogs, cats, and, of course, bunnies.

Reuse Christmas Tissue Paper

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You probably have more than your share of tissue paper from gifts. Put it to good use to make beautiful Easter eggs.

You will need:

  • Eggs, blown-out
  • Modge Podge Decoupage mixture (or cheat! Mix Elmer's white glue with water until it is a consistency that can be brushed onto the eggs - it is much less expensive.)
  • Tissue paper (bright colors and/or metallic finishes are great).

To Make:

Start by tearing up your tissue paper into small pieces. This is the fun part! Then, make your glue mixture and brush it onto the egg. While wet, put pieces of tissue paper on top. Let this dry, and then put another coat of glue/Modge Podge on top. Let dry. There you have a funky decoupage egg.

Note: You can also cut out images from clipart or magazines and decoupage these to the egg. This works beautifully, as you can see here.

Hand me a Tissue - Let's Decorate Eggs!

Go Acrylic

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This egg idea is even easier than dying your eggs with a kit.

You will need:

  • Eggs, blown-out
  • Aluminum foil
  • Acrylic paint

To make:

Start by crumpling and un-crumpling a big piece of aluminum foil. Choose your acrylic paint color and coat the foil. Put the egg in the middle of the foil and wrap it loosely. Press the foil against the egg - gently! Remove the egg and let the paint dry completely. You can then get more squares of foil, more paint, and repeat the process with other colors. The result is a gorgeous, dynamic, fun egg decoration.

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You can find other great egg decorating techniques all over the internet, they're all over the place.  If you're tired of the egg dying kits, try the light bulb sleeve technique, the bubble package technique, or the string technique...

The results are sure to be unique, and you can create beautiful Easter decorations. Don't forget to make some Easter cookies too! Now go out there and have some fun!

What to Include in an Easter Basket

What's in My Basket?

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This whole article is going to go over the many possibilities of what to put in an Easter basket, based on my own experience of what's been in my Easter baskets over the years.

Growing up, my mom always made an Easter basket for each one of her children and put in special little items just for them. These items were based on our age at that time, our current hobbies, seasonal trends, that kind of thing. These made for memories that my siblings and I will remember forever! Are you ready to get started? Let's get to it!

Baby Easter Items

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As you can imagine, babies are a little tougher to find Easter items for. Baby Easter baskets at my house typically consisted of Peeps, which were gummed on by little ones (I'm an older child, that's how I know this stuff!)

Other items included a little stuffed bunny, which inevitably made for adorable Easter photos, bunny ears (another photo opp!), a couple new books, and maybe a new Easter bonnet or spring hat.

All of these things went over very well with the littlest tykes! Of course, my mother had a lot of practice to get it right!

Toddler Basket

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As toddlers, they can focus and better understand the concept of the Easter Bunny, Easter eggs and of course, they can now eat the delicious Easter candy that we've all grown to love. Toddlers especially love the opportunity to eat candy on this special day. Just make sure that it's age-appropriate and not a choking hazard.

Some popular toddler candy includes:

  • Peeps
  • Reese's Peanut Butter Eggs
  • Mini Egg Gum
  • Small Chocolate Bunny

Of course, they may or may not be content with sweets here. At this age, I remember receiving my very first umbrella. It had a neat pink curved handle, it was easy to use, and the top was a clear with polka dots. I used this for years and I still remember it to this day! Other spring themed gifts for the basket might be rain boots, a seed starter kit, or like the baby baskets, some new books.

Kids Ideas

For kids ages 4 through 9

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Choosing Easter baskets for kids ages 4-9 can be a lot of fun. Kids at this age love to explore, learn new things and use their imaginations. That's why for this age, you can go a little crazy and try a few unique items you might come across.

First of all, treats are always a huge deal for kids (even college kids still love food, right?) so you can opt for things like an Easter cookie bouquet or a basket of decorated Easter cookies.

In the realm of treats, the sure-fire candy items include:

  • Peeps
  • Reese's Eggs
  • A Chocolate Bunny
  • Malted Milk Eggs
  • Jelly Beans
  • Cadbury Candy Eggs
  • Foiled Milk Chocolate Eggs
  • And of course the list could go on and on.

Basically any chocolate gift will be more than well-accepted! Now if you want to go beyond the edibles, try fun activities they'll enjoy in the spring like a new kite, roller skates, something new for their bike (or a bike if they don't have one), or even just sunglasses!

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Tween and Teen Easter Items

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Tweens and teenagers are the toughest ones to make Easter baskets for. They've grown to expect fun, new items in their baskets, but at the same time they have reputations to uphold and can sometimes be in a too-cool-for-anything mood. So where do you even start?

Well, believe it or not, these guys and gals can be delighted in little toys that have a challenge to them. They'll spend hours trying to master a certain game or task. That's why funny games like Perplexus, a ball puzzle where you attempt to follow a track to the end of the maze. This addicting game will keep them busy for sure!

Don't forget their candy either, because that might be the thing they're looking forward to the most! Spoil them with a candy bouquet, or include in their basket, all their favorites from years past for a truly nostalgic Easter.

Why Does The Easter Bunny Give Eggs?

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Of all the holidays on the calendar, Easter is one of the most confusing. There’s a very important religious aspect to the holiday for those in the Christian faith, but then there’s also a bunny, some Easter baskets, colorful eggs, and marshmallow chicks associated with the holiday. To an outsider, it may seem like utter chaos, but the symbols are actually all connected.

The Biblical Perspective

You won’t actually find a bunny or any eggs listed in the Bible. While the holiday is a deeply religious one for most people, none of the symbols so commonly thrown around at Easter are ever so much as mentioned in the Bible. Instead, the Easter Bunny and his eggs trace their roots back to a time before Christianity became an established religious force.

Two Stories – One Result

When you start looking at the eggs that are commonly considered a staple of Easter, you’re naturally led back to the bunny itself, and there’s quite a bit of controversy on where the bunny actually comes from. Research from the University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture suggests that the bunny and his eggs have roots in pre-Christian Germany. At the time, they were a polytheistic society, and one of their goddesses was Eostra. Her symbol was a rabbit. To amuse children, she changed her pet bird into a rabbit that brought eggs to the children, and when Roman Catholicism came into play later, those symbols carried over to the Easter holiday.

Another line of thought, though, holds that the entire Eostra story was actually just that, a myth. It wasn’t actually a worshiped goddess. Instead, the Venerable Bede made it up in a book written in 750 A.D. From there, it somehow made it into the history books as one of the single most important symbols associated with the holiday.

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Whether Eostra was actually a worshiped goddess or just the imaginings of a monk, the Easter Bunny and his eggs came to America thanks to German immigrants in the 1700s. Eggs were fairly plentiful among Roman Catholics at that time of the year because of the fast for Lent, and families used the natural spring colors appearing in flowers and other plants to dye the eggs. The colors varied depending on the denomination. Eastern Orthodox Christians, for example, only use red eggs, even today, to symbolize the birth of Christ.

Those same eggs that were once the symbol (or the created symbol) of a goddess and the fertility of spring now delight children, even in their plastic form. The nests that were initially part of the legend have morphed into today’s baskets, and the symbolism seems stronger than ever.

Whether you’re dying actual eggs with the kids or eating the chocolate version this Easter season, take a moment to reflect on just how chaotic it is for a bunny to stop by your house with a basket of eggs on a holiday that is supposed to be about the resurrection of a religious figure. Then just shake it off and enjoy the Easter cookies and candy.

Why the Easter Bunny?

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Have you ever wondered how the rabbit was associated with Easter? Next to Santa Claus, the second most popular figure adored by children is the Easter Bunny, another of childhood's greatest pleasures. But why an "Easter Bunny?"

Although the Easter Bunny is a major symbol used in advertising Easter, the Easter Bunny is certainly not a modern invention of commercialization.

Historically, the rabbit, hare, and eggs in folklore have their basis as pagan fertility symbols, signifying spring and new life, and the worship of the goddess Oestre or Eastre.

Easter is named for a Saxon goddess who was known by the names of Oestre or Eastre, and in Germany by the name of Ostara. She was believed to be the goddess of the dawn and the spring, and a fertility goddess.

The Goddess Ostara, it is believed, saved the life of a bird whose wings had been frozen by the snow and she made him her pet. She had compassion for him since he could no longer fly and turned him into a snow hare and named him Lepus. Goddess Ostara gave him the ability to run with incredible speed to protect himself from hunters, and also gave him the ability to lay eggs one day out of each year.

Eventually, Lepus managed to anger the goddess Ostara, and she cast him into the skies where he would remain as the constellation Lepus (The Hare). He was allowed to return to earth once a year to give away his eggs to the children attending the Ostara festivals that were held each spring.

The bunny as an Easter symbol also has its origins in Germany, where it was first mentioned in German writings in the 1500's. The Easter Bunny was introduced to America by the German settlers in 1700 when they brought with them the legend of "Oschter Haws", the white Easter Hare.

Believing that if they were good, children believed that Oschter Haws would lay colorful eggs for them in a nest the children had provided, usually their hat or bonnet placed in a barn.

By the 19th Century, the Easter Hare became the Easter Rabbit. American families would later adapt the nest tradition, using baskets, chocolate, and money. However, Easter itself was not widely celebrated until after the Civil War.

"Here comes Peter Cottontail

Hoppin' down the bunny trail,

Hippity hoppity,

Easter's on its way."

Our little furry friend, the Easter Bunny, will soon be on its way! Celebrate Easter on this year. And be sure to check out our cheerful and charming selection of Easter gift baskets! A perfect way to send Easter greetings across the miles to family, friends and loved ones.

The Origin of the Easter Bunny

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While Easter has always been an intensely religious holiday, many of the celebrations that surround the holiday in today’s society are far more secular than religious. The brightly colored eggs, the bunny who hides them, and even the Easter baskets themselves have very little to do with the religious portion of the ceremony. Wondering how a big bunny fits into this holy day on the Christian calendar? The origins actually date back to Germany in the 1500s.

Pre-Christian Germany

Spring was long known as the season of rebirth, and one of the most fertile symbols of the season was a rabbit. It’s been said that one of Germany’s pagan goddesses named Ostara used the rabbit as a symbol. The story goes that she would turn birds into a rabbit to entertain the children. The rabbit would then lay eggs to give to the children as presents.

Ostara, though, isn’t the only name you may see. There are a variety of different names for her in the history books including Eostre and Eostra. There have even been suggestions that she didn’t exist. Instead, some say, the Venerable Bede invented her in one of his books.

Early Recordings

While it’s not clear exactly when the tradition of the Easter Bunny began to mix with the growing trend of Christianity, there is some evidence that by the 15th century, it was already becoming a stronger symbol. At the time, it remained a simple symbol of the holiday.

In the mid-1700s, German settlers were moving into the American colonies, and with them came the traditional bunny symbol. Young children at the time thought the bunny, dubbed Oschter Haws, would lay a nest of eggs, brightly colored, if the children were good. By the time of the Civil War, the tradition was spreading throughout the U.S. fairly quickly.

By the 1800s, Germans were beginning to produce edible bunnies to help celebrate the holiday. The first bunnies were pastries, but from there, the tradition began to spread heavily. Eventually, pastries turned to the chocolate bunnies so many look forward to today.

The Added Traditions

The Easter Bunny has a number of add-on traditions, many of which have been part of the tradition from the early days. From the earliest recordings, eggs have been part of the story of the Easter Bunny. They were even colorful at the time. While the eggs have long since morphed into plastic eggs filled with treats, they remain an important part of the holiday. Wondering why eggs were the choice?  They’re not only a symbol of fertility, but they were also plentiful as spring came around. They were colored with a variety of natural materials in the early days.

The Easter baskets are a big part of this story, too. The story originally included a nest that children made for the Easter Bunny. The nests were initially made from a boy’s cap or a girl’s bonnet, which may have led to the tradition of elaborate bonnets for the girls. Slowly the nests morphed into baskets as the tradition continued to spread.

No matter where the Easter Bunny came from, this spring tradition is only getting bigger as it moves forward. While it may seem a spring Santa these days, the rich history suggests differently.

Australian Easter Bilby – Goodbye Bunny

In the United States and many other countries throughout the world, the bunny has become the major non-religious symbol of the Easter holiday. Jumping along with his Easter basket full of brightly colored eggs, chocolate and candy, the Easter bunny makes girls and boys across America jump for joy. Unfortunately, the joy over the bunny has been literally destroyed in the land down under. So there is a movement in Australian society to replace the Easter bunny with the Easter bilby.

Back in 1859, a hunter with one of his great ideas released twenty four exotic rabbits in Australia. Keeping in mind that the rabbit is not native to Australia, one can understand why the population of rabbits has literally exploded causing vegetation and food shortages for indigenous Australian species. Australia had no natural rabbit predators and the rabbit’s infamous ability to breed caused the rabbit population to exceed millions within just 10 years. Despite numerous attempts to get the rabbit population under control, the rabbits continue to cause an estimated $600 million (AU) in damages to vegetation every year (which also results in significant problems with soil erosion). Understandably, the Australians are fed up with the rabbit and they don’t exactly view it as a warm, fuzzy and fun creature like most Americans do. In fact in most parts of Australia, rabbits cannot legally be owned as pets.

Thus back in the 1970’s, the concept of the ‘Easter Bilby’ instead of the ‘Easter Bunny’ was born. The bilby is a native Australian marsupial that is a member of the bandicoot family. It is about the same size as a traditional bunny and has soft grey fur with a black and white tail. Most notably, the bilby has very long ears and a long snout-like nose. However, recently, the bilby was named an endangered species because only about 600 of them now exist in the wild. So as the bilby’s population has decreased, their popularity has increased and the ‘Easter Bilby’ movement has picked up steam amongst many Aussies. Just like the traditional American Easter Bunny, the Aussie version known as the Easter Bilby totes around candy gift baskets full of chocolate, eggs and more that he delivers to the children of Australia on Easter morning each year. From stuffed plush bilbies to chocolate-shaped bilby treats to bilby greeting cards, the Easter Bilby is a phenomenon with traction in Australia. So if you happen to be on holiday in Australia on Easter Sunday, remember not to mention the Easter Bunny!


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