My family has often observed Easter in a number of different ways. When I was a little child, we always went to my grandparents’ house in West Virginia for the weekend. We did all of the typical things, like buy a new Easter dress, hide and find Easter eggs, and go to church. My absolute favorite thing we did was attend the Sunrise Service held in my hometown. It was a beautiful service and something that I always looked forward to. Today, I’d like to share my favorite Easter traditions, in no particular order.
1. Color Easter eggs
You may have inferred from our last post that we like to color Easter eggs. This tradition is fun for all ages, and there are many different ways to design your eggs. Have fun and be creative with it…and then have a judging contest. You will love it.
2. Take an Easter picture
Take an Easter picture each year with your families. I have pictures from several years, all the way back to when I was a little kid. It’s a lot of fun to look back through the years and see how much everyone has changed and grown.
3. Sunrise Service and Breakfast
A popular Easter tradition in the South is to attend a sunrise service at your church and have breakfast together as a church body. Some churches have a kitchen committee who prepares the food, some cater, and some just coordinate a good, old-fashioned potluck. No matter the style, the meal and the fellowship are awesome, and the service is usually very uplifting.
4. Spend some time in the Scriptures
I found this fantastic Easter Bible Reading Plan and I have been so blessed by it. While pictures, coloring and finding eggs, and getting Easter baskets are all fun things, it’s important to not lose sight of what’s really important. Diving into the Bible and reading about Easter will help you remember what Easter is really about.
What are your favorite Easter traditions?