I'm just as guilty as Princess Sparkley when it comes to wanting to go overboard with holidays. All holidays. The difference is that I have limits. And I know what are our actual traditions vs. what she thinks are our traditions. Some how, this year, the kids all made leprechaun traps (they did last year as well) on their own and expected leprechauns and candy. Because it was a tradition. But it actually isn't. Jed was nice and drew them all a leprechaun that their traps caught. But all I did was make sure we all wore green and we had Irish pasties (hand pies) *for dinner (because I refuse to make/eat corned beef).
That being said, this article struck a chord: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kristen-howerton/can-we-bring-the-holidays_b_2903040.html
And now with Easter approaching, I'm hoping we can keep things calm, simple and Christ-centered. Here are some ideas for Easter that hopefully keep it focuses not on the Easter bunny, but also don't make it even busier than it needs to be.
Our hometeacher from church shared these Easter eggs scriptures with us last night (Thanks, Alanna!).
Similar to this idea.
This book about focusing on Christ for Easter looks neat.
And we've been celebrating Passover following the guidelines in this book for several years now.
*Alexia Oven Reds are DELICIOUS!
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