As a summer girl, I seriously need some optimism to get me through the rest of this winter. I am grasping at any signs of hope, to be honest, like, "we're half-way through February!!" announced triumphantly on Valentine's Day. My focus now is on the appearance of Easter chocolate in the stores. Easter is Spring, and new life, and pretty bonnets. And of course egg hunts and lots of chocolate. I had my first Cadbury Creme Egg of the year the other day (in its handy new packaging!), so I know we are on our way to Spring!
Easter 1972, checking out the bunny hutch and preparing for the hunt. My grandmother created a hutch each year as the centre of our Easter celebrations. A paper fence, lots of Easter grass, and a decorated tissue box for a home for the bunny. Easter morning would find it filled with assorted gummy bunnies, jelly beans, and other goodies. As you can see in the picture, we also received small presents, usually new spring clothes or a small toy, and these were always left underneath the hutch. Basically, this is the Easter equivalent of a Christmas tree, providing both decoration and a physical focal point for the holiday. And it just wouldn't be Easter in my family without it. Also, see our baskets on the floor? I think those were made by my grandmother by covering margarine containers in tin foil. She was super crafty!
I still do a bunny hutch for the boys today. It's an important family tradition, and a focal point for the Easter celebrations.
Of course, finding treats centrally located in the bunny hutch is one thing, but the thrill of the hunt is a big deal for us too. And don't you think hunting for chocolate is too much fun to leave to only one day of the year? Why not let the hunt start now? Hide a Creme Egg in your child's lunch for a special, sweet surprise, or set up a treasure hunt for a large egg you can all share while enjoying indoor family fun on a cold winter’s day. I've put together this little video to give you some ideas and tips for running your hunt!
What do you think? How will you celebrate?
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