Easter is a celebrated in a big way in our home. A time to recognise and celebrate re-birth and Spring. The return of light after the Winter dark, growth after the stillness of the colder months and plenty after the harshness of the frozen ground.
This weekend our Easter tree was decorated - using ornaments collected together over the years. A tradition that was started long before the children were born and has grown with them each Spring.
We cut a bough from our apple tree - its buds tightly furled and hang on it's many twigs, eggs and chicks of every colour and description. Each year we gift the boys a new decoration each and our tree becomes heavy with ornamentation. They receive their new eggs on Easter Sunday which we try to share with family or friends. A giant egg hunt in the garden is always a highlight of the day - even if we have to wear our coats to do it!
Usually our tree is positioned by our front door to welcome everybody as they enter but this year the number of eggs has become so huge that a lager branch was needed and we have placed it in our sitting room window to glow in the sun. That doesn't mean that the rest of the house has been neglected - rabbits, chicks and eggs have found their way to the kitchen dresser:
This year, inspired by a comment last week I have made a felt egg for each of the boys, based on my Christmas decoration and tomorrow I will post a tutorial so that you can make some too. What special traditions do you and your family keep to celebrate this time of year?