With Easter coming up this weekend, I thought it would be fun to discuss Easter traditions. I’ll share mine, and then I would love for you to share yours.
Growing up, my parents always filled our Easter baskets with goodies and hid them somewhere in the house. Our family prefers chocolate over candies, so there was always a chocolate bunny (usually dark chocolate) and a bunch of chocolate eggs.
My mom also made sweet Easter buns with icing, a tradition that was a passed on from her mother. We always went to church on Easter Sunday and then prepared a fancy dinner, usually ham and potatoes.
Mr. Handsome’s family traditions are similar. He says the thing that sticks out in his mind most about his childhood Easter celebrations was the year he hung a chocolate bunny from a tree with fishing line so his younger siblings couldn’t get at it. His brothers and sisters eventually figured out a way to cut it down, but it had already mostly melted.
The photo at the top of this post is from a 2018 TV news segment I did for WBKO in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The topic was Easter baskets on a budget. What a fun Easter memory that was!
As a mom, I plan to focus our Easter celebrations around the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Both Mr. Handsome and I want to make sure that Little Buddy and his possible future siblings know the Easter story. We will also add in a few other traditions, like Easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies.
What are your Easter traditions, both now and as a child?