Easter has long been celebrated across the world. It started as a pagan festival celebrating spring in the Northern hemisphere. Following the advent of Christianity, the Easter period became associated with the resurrection of Christ.
Today people, both religious and non-religious celebrate Easter in a myriad of ways.
Marking the season helps to create a sense of togetherness and hope. If Easter has become ordinary for you. If the season seems a little empty or you feel indifferent about it. We say it's time to spice up your Easter game!
Life is too short to simply go through the motions. Make Easter more joyous by infusing the season with more meaning.
You can make Easter beautiful by crafting a moment of reflection. Be still and think of what you are grateful for. Traditionally, the Christian community use Easter to reflect on the sacrifice of Christ and the love of God. No matter what beliefs you hold, Easter is a good time to think on all you have been given and to take new hope into your heart. Find a tranquil place. If you like you can light a candle. Breath deep. Be still and know.
Most children and adults are happy to receive chocolate eggs or bunnies at Easter. However, why not participate in giving something other than sweet treats. In the southern hemisphere, Easter is in autumn. It coincides with the end of daylight savings. Days grow shorter. The sun sets sooner. The weather becomes cooler. A thoughtful gift may look like a new pair of slippers or fluffy socks, a pair of soft winter pyjamas, or a new coat or jumper. In parts of the world where it is getting warmer one might give a bouquet or wreath of spring flowers, a new picnic blanket and basket, or a wind chime.
When it comes to meaningful Easter gifts, we here at Sister & Soul have it covered;crosses, hearts, sparkles & bunnies on pendants, earrings, scrunchies and gift bags. Fill up your Easter basket with stunning accessories, Easter gift bundles and cute goodies for kids.
Nothing is better than having your loved ones together around a table. Christmas has its tradition of meeting for a meal and we say why not Easter too? What you serve depends on customs and what is available to you, however our favourites include Roast lamb, hasselback potatoes, honey-glazed carrots, steamed asparagus followed by carrot cake, Easter egg cheesecake or choc truffles. It's important to know that although what's on the menu can add a dash of novelty to the occasion, it is essentially about people sharing food together.
Keeping Easter traditions alive can not only add meaning to the season but can also help to create lots of beautiful Easter memories to look back on in the years to come. Which traditions you choose to participate in is dependent on what you like to do, how many other people you are celebrating the season with and what resources are available to you. Some of our favourite traditions include: Decorating eggs, baking hot cross buns, Easter egg hunts, watching Easter movies, going to church, wearing bunny ears, reading Easter stories and mixing Easter inspired cocktails.
Many charities host appeals at Easter time. Marking the season by giving back is the most meaningful act you can engage in. We say, consider the needs in your local community and pick a course that speaks to your heart. You can also give to the pressing needs in your nation or the world during Easter time. Remember no donation is too big or small.