Although Easter baskets are closely correlated with Easter Sunday, the roots actually stem from Pagan history. Ancient farmers depended on their livestock and crops for a living, so the spring equinox was a special time in their cultures. (Equinox is when the length of daytime and nighttime become equal.) Middle Eastern cultures traditionally celebrated the first seedlings of their new crops. They would bring the seedlings in baskets to temples to be blessed and to pray to their gods for abundance of crops throughout the season. Christians also had a similar tradition but instead, they would bring an Easter feast in large baskets to church to be blessed by priests.
So, in a nutshell, (or should I say eggshell?) the food bearing baskets are symbolic for the arrival of Spring.
Life gets busy, it’s easy to take the shortcut and throw together candy and toys that will most likely get lost in an hour. So, let’s slowdown in this crazy rabbit race and get your special peeps things that they will really enjoy. We’ve made it easier for you as we’ve scoured the internet for fun and festive ideas and narrowed them down to our top 10!
There you have it! 10 creative and non-traditional ideas to hop into Easter shopping with. You can of course add in some breakfast on-the-go or delicious Granola by shopping our online store. But most importantly, spend time and make wonderful memories with those you love this holiday. Get inspired, get creative, and get outside! Happy Easter!
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