Friday, March 26, 2010

Flashback Friday - Easter

It's Flashback Friday with Linda at Mocha with Linda. With Easter rapidly approaching, what better time to reflect back on how families celebrated.

What was Easter like when you were little? For example, did you receive a basket with toys and candy? Was the Easter Bunny part of your family's celebration? Did your family integrate both secular and spiritual aspects of the day? Did you dye Easter eggs. . . .and did your family eat them afterwards? Did you usually get a new outfit? (Post a picture if you have one!) Does any Easter stand out particularly? You might also share how your Easter today is similar or different to your childhood. 

Honestly, I don't have many vivid memories of Easter celebrations. There are fleeting mind pictures of a new dress, new shoes, even an Easter hat but it's difficult to put those pieces together into a recognizable story. Most of my remembrances are from Easters celebrated with my daughter. Coloring eggs. Filling plastic eggs with candy and other goodies. My then SIL and I would combine forces for our children to make it a more festive event. 

The family Easter egg hunt was always after church. Wouldn't want to get those new clothes soiled. lol. After the first egg hunt and pictures had been taken, we'd change clothes, eat dinner (yes at mid-day....lunch for most people), and the children would take turns re-hiding the eggs for more hunts. Well, after the plastic eggs had been relieved of their treasures. 

What about you? What memories do you have of Easter celebrations? Please join us at Linda's spot, Mocha with Linda

Peace and Joy,

Romans 15:13 (NKJV) Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.


Robin @ Be Still and Know said...

We would either do the church egg hunt at our church campground or a neighborhood hunt, sometimes we would even do both.

Remembering all the fun of Easter's past has been fun.

Blessings for a wonderful weekend and Easter season.

Joyce said...

I too wrote mostly about my memories with my own kids. I have been inspired to track down a picture of me in some of my Easter clothes as a girl so I may do something with that next week...

Happy Easter!

skoots1mom said...

sweet memories for sure
now that mine's heading for college, Easter will be quiet @ home
but joyful @ church!

~*~KIMBERLY~*~ said...

I remember my mom fixing up easter baskets and saying something like "If you're good maybe the easter bunny will bring you some goodies". Looking back on it all makes me think it's like Christmas where they tell you if you're good maybe Santa will bring you some goodies. I hated all that crap. It was all so superficial. I remember coloring eggs and at times using plastic eggs. I remember easter eggs hunts. My childhood easter was all about candy, easter eggs and easter bunnies. My adult Easters have been about Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.

H-Mama said...

I think our most memorable moments seem to be with our kids, huh? ;)

KrippledWarrior said...

I guess I'm too old. I remember asking my father to take me to the "EASTER PARADE"
Boy, was I disappointed to see a fashion show!

Loren said...

My Easters were all about the candy, eggs and bunny :( Fun times in memory but sad because now I know the truth. But truth is what we have taught our children

Have a blessed weekend