The same theory applies to Christmas stockings and presents under the tree, by the way.
But my favorite thing about these special holidays is the set of traditions each one brings. For Easter, dyeing and decorating eggs, doing some special crafts, reading the Easter Story and making our resurrection crosses, choosing a new outfit to wear (we were not going to do new outfits for Easter, but Grammy went shopping and surprised us!), and attending our church's Lil' Kidz Easter celebration are all a part of our own observance of Easter.
Easter 2007 Sunrise Service @ Bok Tower
Then there's Easter morning: creaking out of bed before the crack of dawn to dress, make coffee, get the kids up and dressed, drink coffee, grab a couple of big towels, coffee to go, and the camera, then head up to Bok Tower's Easter Sunrise service (it's FREE, by the way). We don't always wear our Easter Best for this event, since it's often quite chilly and damp up there. One year on Easter morning when I was a kid, my mom got us four kids all dressed in our best and up to Bok Tower before sunrise (I don't know how she did everything by herself for so many years), and the trees dripped black stuff all over our nice clothes and ruined them! We have laughed about that every year since!
I need a recipe for hot cross buns. I think I'd like to try adding them to our Easter morning celebration.
I'm headed to Wal-Mart today to find a few basket stuffers. I noticed they have pastel monochromatic Easter treats like all-pink M&M's, pink-frosted cookies, and pink Whopper eggs. They also had pastel blue, yellow and orange. I thought I'd do an all-pink basket and an all-yellow basket...so there will be no disagreements over whose treats are whose.
We've already ordered this year's new Easter book, The Golden Egg Book by Margaret Wise Brown. Hopefully it will arrive in time for Easter!
What are your Easter plans?