Easter has always been a special holiday to me and I would venture to say I like it much more than Christmas. The Easter Bunny certainly kicks Santa butt in my books any day.
I love all things about the spring, all my most coveted flowers or plants are spring varieties, rannuculus, pussy willows and grape hyacinth or muscari, I planted over 300 of those bulbs on the property when we built Birch Hill and will do the same the next time I settle in somewhere as they are magical popping through the grass and in clusters peeking out of rocks and such.
As for Easter traditions it is hard not to swoon for the Easter hues, Easter dresses, Easter related animals , the simple meals and of course the chocolate!
Year round I collect images and ideas that inspire me on two Pinterest boards you might enjoy as well...
This year my boys are getting older and I only have them here the Easter Monday so I have kept things quite a bit simpler than normal. We brought them up having a traditional Polish Easter breakfast that I have had my whole life and they love it so I am looking forward to having a quick visit with them today to dye the eggs for that. Then we will give Ry an egg hunt and have a mellow day with a special dinner. It's just us this year which is odd but will be nice in a different way.
Tonight I got invited to an Easter dinner with a group of people I don't really know which is so lovely I was touched. I must admit though I had to fight my initial shy instinct to say no and put on my big girl panties and plan to venture out. I am baking some chocolate fudge cupcakes with cream cheese buttercream frosting to bring along and am excited now to make some new friends.
Easter and spring and a new moon all bring new life and new starts and fresh outlooks after a long winter. I love that and the lightness and hope it brings to life.
Wishing you a blessed Easter filled with family and friends,
Here is a post showing the Easter branches I normally always do but didn't this year...hope the boys don't notice. Easter Beauty