Easter Ideas

Easter Ideas
I’ve spent the last few weeks thinking about A’s first Easter, and how we can create family traditions, while also not going too overboard since the holiday should be a mix of honoring the holiday, welcoming the spring season (if the snow ever melts), and delight in the magic of a tradition my husband and I loved as children.
Above is a small sampling of things we’ve thought about putting in A’s basket (including the sweet little basket we ordered at half price from JoAnn Fabric when they had their $1 shipping sale on St. Patrick’s Day.  We’re hoping to strike a balance between useful (bibs, bath spout cover, and bathing suit) and whimsical (both stuffed animals are from JellyCat – a brand that I can’t recommend highly enough).  And the stuffed animals go along with a book my mom sent A from her own childhood: The Golden Egg Book by the same author who wrote Goodnight, Moon.  In the story, a lonely bunny finds and egg that hatches into a friendly little duckling.  I love the idea of having these to friends to help A understand the themes and ideas as we read it together for years to come.
I’m hoping to have a post up about planting soon, but with more than 36” of snow still on the ground, we’ve put off planting until this coming weekend.
What ideas do you have for your little one’s Easter basket, and what holiday traditions do you look forward to at this time of year?