Saturday, April 30, 2011

The Easter Tree

Three years ago we started the tradition of our Easter tree ~

I painted clay pots white, added flowers and butterflies along with the family monogram for each of your family's trees (I never got mine painted so I just used one from my upstairs stash). The branches I gathered from the acre and spray painted white. When ya'll arrived for Easter weekend, I had the blown eggs, paint and ribbons waiting for our night of fun.
Our first eggs were just different colored fingerprints ~ the next 2 years Mimi got a little more creative . . .

A baby chick whose mouth had thumb and forefinger prints

Last year we made baby bunnies again with thumb and forefinger prints for her nose and mouth.

We were making carrots this year that would be covered with white polka dot fingerprints ~ the eggs were blown, I painted them orange, and the paint and decorating accessories were waiting in a box for our Saturday night "creative hour" but . . . (well, that's another story for another day).

Mimi printed these little booklets for each family, too, so you would have the history of the Easter Egg, a decription of the Easter Tree, and the 14-day scripture guide.

Amid school, work, dance classes, sports activities and whatever else takes up our days, it's always nice to have a visual reminder of God's amazing love for us . . . a reminder that no matter how long the winter, spring comes . . . a reminder of how much Jesus suffered for us . . . and . . . a reminder of The Beauty of the Cross.

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