Easter traditions

Last year, when Munchkin was about nine months old I wrote about how I wanted to start marking seasonal holidays and events throughout the year in a way that becomes an annual family tradition.

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This year it’s been all about colours from these wonderful baskets that I snagged here (can you believe it?).

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Pop a few primroses in one of them, or a handful of eggs in the other…(not that they’ll last long in there..)..

For an Easter-ey centrepiece get some catkins – and some fresh (or fake) blossom sprigs, and arrange at random.

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Every year we collect more and more little hanging eggs, and much like our Christmas baubles, it’s fun to rediscover them each year.

I added to these a little selection from here, which included a bunny in a nest, some hanging birds and spring flowers.

The little ‘Look Here’ ‘Egg Hunt’ signs were also from here and are adorable; while these decorated plastic eggs are hollow and open up, meaning you can fill them with mini eggs…

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Elsewhere I added fluffy chicks in bonnets (everything looks better in a bonnet) to a tub of tete a tetes…

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…and made a little arrangement with some narcissus, some fake speckled eggs and Munchkin’s favourite wind-up Easter bunny..

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I can see that ever year Easter will become more and more child-friendly in our house…as Munchkin becomes more aware of what’s going on and wants to help…style might have to be substituted for practicality, but that’s really ok…

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It’s lovely to see how over the year events take on new meanings for us…and making plans for surprises, treats and egg hunts that I know she’ll enjoy is all part of the fun…

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Happy Easter…may the eggs be many and plentiful…!

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