Two favorite Easter traditions

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Hi everyone,

I hope you’re having a great week! My kids are home from school for spring break and it’s been really nice spending so much time with them. (We’ve gone ice skating, we saw the The Lorax–really cute movie—and we’ve done a bunch of other fun things together; it’s been a nice break from our normal schedule.) The weather in Northern California has been beautiful and everything is so fresh and green. I’m so looking forward to Easter!

This week is also special because my daughter turns 13. (It’s hard to believe I will officially be a mom of a teenager!) She was born on Easter Sunday and I’m looking forward to having Mike’s family over and celebrating her birthday after church on Easter!

Along the lines of family, I thought it would be fun to share a couple of our favorite Easter traditions with you today. I love hearing how other families celebrate the holidays and incorporating new traditions into our family, so feel free to share some of your own traditions here as well!

Two of our favorite Easter traditions:

1. The Golden Egg – Each year, my mother-in-law fills a big, shiny, golden egg with money. We hide it in a more difficult place to find than any of the other eggs and the kids are always excited to look for it. It’s so fun to watch them racing around looking for the Golden Egg, and even though they are getting older, they still love the Easter egg hunt!

2. The Easter Story – I love reading the Easter story from the Bible with my kids and taking time to talk about the true meaning of the holiday. The miracle of Easter—the resurrection of Jesus—is so filled with life-changing hope, and I never want it to pass without focusing on that.  (When the kids were little, we used Resurrection Eggs to walk them through the Easter story too and they loved that. If you have little ones, check the eggs out. You can Google them and find them online, or you can even make your own!)

I hope you all have a great week and a wonderful holiday! (My birthday is next Monday so I won’t be hosting Mom-Monday, but I’ll be back right after that.) Take care!

12 Comments on Two favorite Easter traditions

  1. Nikki
    April 5, 2012 at 7:32 am (6 years ago)

    Happy birthday to your Easter girl and happy early birthday to you, too! So thrilled to have “met” you via Barbie’s blog today. I’ve enjoyed my time here, thank you!
    (love the golden egg idea by the way! and am thrilled you enjoy sharing the Easter story, too)
    May you have a blessed Easter weekend celebrating the One who took your place…

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    • Genny Heikka
      April 6, 2012 at 9:57 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks, Nikki! It’s so nice to meet you too! Have a wonderful Easter!

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  2. Jan
    April 5, 2012 at 8:42 pm (6 years ago)

    I hope your daughter has a happy and blessed Easter birthday.  My absolute all time best birthdays are in those years that it falls on Easter Sunday, it just seems so much more special.  I also love the golden egg tradition, too bad my sons are too big for this!  Have a wonderful Easter.

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    • Genny Heikka
      April 6, 2012 at 9:56 am (6 years ago)

      Jan – thank you! I hope you have a wonderful Easter too!

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  3. Kim Andersen
    April 6, 2012 at 7:07 am (6 years ago)

    Happy birthday to your teenager!  :)  My middle son turns 13 in just a few short weeks.  Time does fly!
    I just made my first batch of Resurrection eggs this week from a link I found online.  I think it will be fun to share them with the boys even though they are getting older.  Who doesn’t like to find surprises in the eggs that remind us of things in the Easter story?
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    • Genny Heikka
      April 6, 2012 at 9:56 am (6 years ago)

      So great to hear from you! Happy Birthday to your son! :)

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  4. Jeanette
    April 6, 2012 at 10:52 am (6 years ago)

    SImple and easy traditions – the kind I like!  I also spend way too much time finding the perfect matching outfits for my kids without spending too much money. :)  I am sure the day is coming soon though when they won’t want to match any more!

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    • Genny Heikka
      April 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm (6 years ago)

      Jeanette – how cute. I remember the days my daughter used to let me dress her up in Easter dresses. Not any more; she has her own sense of style now. Enjoy it while you can! :)

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  5. Stephanie
    April 8, 2012 at 9:52 am (6 years ago)

    Happy Birthday to your daughter (and to you!). I’m due with baby #3 tomorrow. Can’t wait to meet her.

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    • Genny Heikka
      April 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm (6 years ago)

      Stephanie! I didn’t know! Congratulations!!!! I have to stop by your blog and see what you are up to lately. How wonderful about expecting baby #3! I wish you a beautiful delivery; what a special time of year to have a baby. *hugs*

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  6. Barbie
    April 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm (6 years ago)

    Happy birthday to your precious girl.  And A happy early birthday to you my friend!  The golden egg hunt sounds like so much fun. I am afraid we have pretty normal traditions around here — coloring eggs, reading the Easter story, etc.  This year I taught Sunday School and we made Resurrection Rolls.  It was so much fun to teach our 2-5 year olds about the resurrection.

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    • Genny Heikka
      April 8, 2012 at 8:53 pm (6 years ago)

      Thank you, Barbie! It has been a wonderful week full of birthday fun; I feel so blessed!

      Reply

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