Easter is undoubtedly going to be a lot different this year. But there is always a way to celebrate with loved ones and keep traditions alive. Below are a few suggestions to make the holiday a fun and safe one this season.
It's likely that most of us won't physically be with our extended families this Easter. But you can engage digitally. Zoom.com is a popular and easy-to-use service that brings the whole family together even when we're apart. Our CEO (Chief Egg Officer), Bonnie Tyler, is celebrating Easter with her two girls and 5 grands via Zoom this Easter.
Egg Hunts in the Age of Social Distancing
Since everyone is out walking (at a safe distance) we thought of a way for the kids to still have an Easter Egg Hunt and show some community spirit in the process! Below are a series of free downloads of egg patterns that the kids can paint or color. Then hang those masterpieces in view for your neighbors to enjoy, As a reluctant walker, I will welcome the hunt!
Go a step further and organize a hunt in your neighborhood by posting about it in your local Facebook or Nextdoor group. Get your family involved by having them send their designs from wherever they are! Finally, celebrate Easter and the hunt by posting to social media (we'd love to see so please tag @neggmaker).
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...And What About That Bunny?
So who thought up the Easter Bunny anyway? Why bunnies? Why eggs? So I looked it up. Here's what History.com has to say:
"According to some sources, the Easter bunny first arrived in America in the 1700s with German immigrants who settled in Pennsylvania and transported their tradition of an egg-laying hare called “Osterhase” or “Oschter Haws.” Their children made nests in which this creature could lay its colored eggs. Eventually, the custom spread across the U.S. and the fabled rabbit’s Easter morning deliveries expanded to include chocolate and other types of candy and gifts, while decorated baskets replaced nests. Additionally, children often left out carrots for the bunny in case he got hungry from all his hopping."
Happy Easter, Everyone. Be well and stay safe.