I made an advent calendar, we decorated, we p r e p a r e d
and at Easter - the best bit - I dropped the ball
So yesterday I made the boys some 'Resurrection Eggs'
I found an excellent tutorial and print out here.
I went to 4 shops and finally found some very large eggs at spotlight (probably needed to think about this a little earlier me thinks). For $6 (the eggs), 60 cents (in one of the eggs) and some printing which I did for free I now have something special to use every Easter.
Everything else was at home. I objected to the purple cloth when the Bible says scarlet - so I chose scarlet. I know purple represents royalty and they were mocking the 'royalty' of Jesus when they clothed him in the robe but to me scarlet represents more accurately - the Bible translation, the blood he bled on my behalf and the sin he washed away.
Now they are in a bowl ready to be looked at and on Good Friday we will have a candlelight dinner and open them all. We'll do the same on Easter morning.
I've got all our Easter books and stories out and put them out.
I want the joy, the sacredness, the wonder, the HOPE of Easter to hang in the air with the scent of hot cross buns and the knowledge of welcome, sweet, unwarranted, undeserved, but freely given welcome into the Father's embrace.
Joining in with Leonie with this most simple of projects because sometimes the simple things I make are the ones that mean the most.
Do you do anything special for Easter?