Easter Baskets for Kids: What Is the History of Easter Egg Hunt for Kids?

easter_baskets_009-92193951Every society has one or more traditions that the people in that society perform yearly or periodically as the case may be. Sometimes these traditions have been handed down to many generations and as a result the history or the story behind the tradition may be lost. This means that people may simply carry on the tradition for the sake of retaining such tradition without knowing the reason or story behind it. Easter egg hunt for kids on Easter Sunday (after the Easter Sunday Mass) is one of those traditions in some Christian Churches that many people do not have any idea of the history or the story behind.

There are two major annual Christian celebrations- Christmas and Easter. During each of these celebrations the Christian communities ensure that the youngest members of their communities are not left out in the celebration. They organize activities for the children to help them understand and appreciate what is being celebrated. During the Christmas celebration parishes organize the children in their parishes to enact Nativity scene. Many children play different roles in the Nativity scene, such as angels, shepherds, drummer boy, Mary or Joseph. This enactment of the Nativity is culminated with Christmas party for them on the Christmas Eve. In all children have a lot of fun during the Christmas celebration.

Unfortunately the nature of the Easter Mystery and its celebration make it very difficult to enact the Passion and Resurrection of Christ in a way that children will understand and appreciate. Besides the ability to have children enact the Passion and Resurrection of Christ, the Holy week that leads to Easter Sunday is jam packed with a lot of activities that children are almost forgotten during the Easter celebration. To ensure that the youngest members of their communities are not forgotten, parishes organize Easter egg hunt for the kids. After Easter Sunday Mass children run around the church premises with their beautifully decorated Easter baskets in search for the hard boiled Easter eggs that are hidden in different places within the parish premises.

Parents buy Easter baskets that have linen for their kids and have their kids bring the Easter baskets to the church on Easter Sunday when coming to Mass. In these Easter baskets kids will put all the Easter eggs they will find when they go hunting for the Easter eggs.

Easter baskets are available in many colors and sizes, and also the linens for the Easter basket are available in many colors. Many Easter baskets do not come with monogram on them, but monogramming is very easy to do, so parents that want monograms on their kid’s Easter baskets can easily have that done.

Let your kids have fun and enjoy their Easter egg hunt while you stand by and watch them as they hunt for the beautifully decorated hard boiled Easter eggs.

Happy Easter, enjoy and have fun with the Easter egg hunt

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Valentines Day Gift Baskets – A Perfect Romantic Gift

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Valentine’s Day is not that far away. And if you are someone in love, then you might be looking for some unique gift for Valentines Day. One of the most interesting ways to express your love is by sending a gift-basket filled with goodies that he or she will enjoy and love.

So, create a gift-basket for Valentine’s Day on a budget by enclosing things that express a lot of love but do not cost a lot of money.

Merry Christmas!

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A Stress-Free Thanksgiving

There are plenty of small steps you can take to reduce holiday stress.

1. Arm yourself with a plan: Sit down and make a guest list. From the number of guests, plan your menu. Then you can create a complete shopping list and decide if you’re doing all of the cooking or if others will be bringing dishes. Take inventory at least two weeks out of your dinnerware, kitchen tools, and gadgets, spices and other staples in your pantry, and don’t forget to count chairs!

2. Shop early: Grocery stores get more packed the longer you wait, plus you run the risk of some of your needs being sold out. Try to do your shopping early morning or late evening at least one week before the big day.

3. Make-ahead magic: Plenty of side dishes, desserts, and breads can be made ahead of time. This frees up your counter space and your to-do list. If you do have to make several dishes on Thanksgiving, try to distribute them evenly between the stovetop, the oven, and the microwave.

4. Perform a test flight: If you’re making a side dish for the first time or using ingredients that you aren’t familiar with, try them out beforehand so you’ll be prepared for success on Thanksgiving Day. Ditto if you’re serving a new wine or using new equipment, like a brand new oven.

5. Manage the little ones: Keeping the kids occupied takes time as well. Having a group of kid-friendly DVDs on hand is a no-brainer, but don’t stop there. Kids can help in the kitchen with cookie decorating or in the dining room with setting the table.

6. Shrink the menu: With the size of the feast on most of our tables, it really isn’t necessary to load your guests up on dips, snacks, or appetizers. A platter of cut fresh vegetables should do the trick.

7. Turkey duty: As the place where all eyes are focused, preparing a perfect Thanksgiving turkey carries a huge amount of stress. The most important thing: don’t forget to thaw the turkey. In the refrigerator is the best method, but will take longer. You can also submerge the turkey in cold water to speed thawing. Keep the bird basted as it cooks and let it stand for at least 30 minutes after it comes out of the oven to keep it moist.

8. Quick fixes: Purchasing store-bought desserts and adding your own flair is a great timesaver. Defrost a frozen pumpkin pie, top with streusel, and bake. Or simmer cranberries in orange juice and a little sugar just until they pop and spoon over purchased pound cake.

9. Plan an after-dinner activity: Plan something for the family to do after dinner. Pre-purchase movie tickets for the opening blockbuster and fold them in your napkins. Have your yard staked out for a game of flag football. Your guests will love having the planning done for them.

10. Don’t sweat it: The true secret to being a gracious host or hostess (and keeping your own sanity) is to not let small problems ruin the day. If one of your side dishes burns, simply toss it out and enjoy the bounty you do have. If the turkey burns, order take-out. And don’t forget to laugh.

 

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