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The Origin of the Easter Bunny

Published March 06, 2014        by Rae Ann

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 Read more

100 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas

Published March 12, 2013        by Nicole

Hip Hip Hooray! Easter is on its way! And us moms know what that means, it is time to start thinking about the year's Easter baskets. For my own children, I tend to go about 50/50 on the baskets with an even breakdown of candy and non-candy items. But for my nieces and nephews that live out of state, I usually go with about 90% non-candy items because I know that their Easter bunny delivers them mostly sweet treats that last for weeks. I love to come up with clever themes for my Easter baskets so let me share just a couple things I've done in the past. I try to figure out what my nieces and nephews are into for any given year. I don't see them much and Easter is one of my favorite holidays so yes, I sometimes go a bit overboard, but I figure why not spoil them a bit 🙂 That said, I've found Read more

Hippity Hoppity Easter

Published October 22, 2007        by Nicole

The doldrums of winter are almost behind us, the days are growing longer and spring is in the air. Spring, a renewal and rebirth of life, is showing signs of being close at hand. It is such a lovely time of year! The days are growing longer, nature is in full bloom, and spring fever is in the air. With spring arrives a special Holiday and a special friend, the Easter Bunny. Children everywhere are not only looking forward to spring vacation and a long-awaited break from school schedules, but to the arrival of the Easter Bunny and the treats that are left for them on Easter morning. My daughter, who is 3, has grasped the concept of Santa Claus, however, she hasn't learned about the Easter Bunny yet. But it won't be long! My almost 2-year old son doesn't know either but I presume it will Read more

Easter Hunt Pie

Published October 05, 2007        by Nicole

Tired of serving the same old Easter cookies and desserts?  Serve your special Easter Bunny this delicious Easter themed pie.  Make sure to make ahead to allow enough time to chill. 1 ready made graham cracker pie crust 1 package cream cheese, softened 1 can sweetened condensed milk 3/4 cup of cold water 1 package instant vanilla flavored pudding and pie filling 1 1/2 cups non-dairy whipped topping, thawed 16 mini chocolate eggs In a large bowl, beat cheese until fluffy. Beat in milk until smooth. Add water and pudding filling; mix on low speed until smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping. Spoon 1/2 of filling into crust. Place candies evenly over filling. Top with the remainder of filling. Chill for 3 hours. Garnish with Spring themed egg or dessert candies on top. Prefer Read more

Celebrate Life Each Holiday - The Days of our Lives

Published August 24, 2007        by Nicole

The most special times in ones life are the moments we spend celebrating holidays with family, friends and loved ones. These moments in time are ones that we remember as the years pass by; these are the moments we treasure in our lifetime. Holidays and special occasions are an important part of our lives. Can you imagine a life without holidays or without specials occasions to celebrate? It would be a life less joyful and a life less meaningful. When I look back on my life, what I remember the most is the wonderful Christmas' I have had, the most romantic Valentine's Day, the most enjoyable Easter and all the traditions that were associated with these holidays. Not only do I remember the Holidays that were celebrated but I remember the special birthdays I have had and the most blessed Read more