Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Basket

Mama Szrama here-- This year we decided to start our own Easter traditions, since it's the first year E is actually old enough to care (at least a little bit). We decided to do a yearly Easter basket, with a new dress, new white dress shoes and a Christian book (or CD). No candy or toys, but things that would make the day special, and hopefully point them to Christ. We also wanted to capitalize on egg traditions, because eggs are such a great symbol of the resurrection as well as new life. Eowyn & I decorated eggs (oh that was an adventure), and we went to friends' who had a little Easter egg hunt. Next year we'll add in the Resurrection eggs (I may adapt it into an "Advent"-style calendar through Lent as well as Easter Story cookies. We really want to make this a big deal of a holiday, not about a bunny or sweets or even spring time, but about Christ's victory over the grave!!

So Eowyn received her shoes, dress and book- this year The Big Picture Story Bible(I'm super excited that it also included a CD recording of the whole book!)- as well as a purse from her great-grandparents and 2 Florida t-shirts from her Elder grandparents.

Thank you Grandma Joanna & Sabba Rob for the dress! And thank you G-Gma & G-Gpa Presley for the "puhse!"

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