Our precious lamb figurine holding it's Alleluia candle sits in the middle of what was the crown of thorns now decorated to celebrate Our Lord's triumph over sin and death.
The children also woke to find a giant bowl filled with bags of goodies made in the shape of Easter symbols; the egg, cross, lamb, peacock, butterfly, bells, bread of life and the lily. Jessica inspired me to also make a booklet to go along with the symbols explaining what their connection is with the Feast of the Resurrection. My plan is to let the children enjoy a symbol a day throughout the octave of Easter much like the twelve days of Christmas candies they enjoyed.
Here's a peek at most of them. I hadn't made the lilies yet, but those can be found over at Catholic Cuisine.
They were most surprised to find that the Easter Angels had not forgotten our little one, who's new nickname, by the way, is Cupcake! A super sweet friend pointed out what a cute blog name that would be and everyone here agreed. The pysanky eggs that each child found in their basket are wooden and beautifully painted with such intricate details. The stuffed peacock is just adorable and is being well protected by BigBoy until Cupcake arrives. He's even using the baby names book to find a name for it.
For those looking for ideas to celebrate the full fifty days of the Easter Season, I can point you in two directions:
Oh! I didn't know what to do with my crown of thorns. I didn't think to decorate it! What a lovely Easter you had.ReplyDelete
Everything looks cute! I want to have those hanging Easter eggs in my house!ReplyDelete
Everything looks just beautiful and your candies turned out so great!! :-) And thank you again for sharing the book you made with me, I don't think I would have had time to make one, otherwise!ReplyDelete
And looking at the baby ticker, I can't believe that you are already half way to your due date this week!! I can't wait to meet your little "Cupcake"!!!! And so thrilled to be able to help come up with a nickname for her! I am sure she is going to be such a sweetie!!!ReplyDelete
Happy Easter Charlotte! Many blessings to you and yours!ReplyDelete
Every thing looks wonderful. I love that the Easter Angel delivers gifts. I wish I had thought of that.ReplyDelete
I LOVE it all! Happy Easter!ReplyDelete
Stunningly gorgeous candy! So pretty, and I LOVE that you got a basket for Cupcake.ReplyDelete
Happy Easter, Charlotte!
I love the idea of the candies and the booklet! Do you have a downloadable copy of the booklet? Thanks for all your inspiring ideas!!ReplyDelete
I just created a new post with the link to the booklet on Scribd and information on how I printed and stitched it.
What a lovely Easter - Blessings!!ReplyDelete
I love the idea of Easter angels, and I have been not wanting to do the Easter bunny - it was always just kind of avoided. You are such an inspiration!
The Easter Angels were such a better fit for our family than the bunny. From the very beginning, we focused on Jesus' journey through the desert and temptation as a correlation to our Lenten spiritual journey, hence the desert themed Lenten calendars. Matthew 4:11 says, "Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him." We've told our children that after our Lenten journey through "the desert" the Easter Angels come.ReplyDelete
Everything looks wonderful! Especially love the Easter candies/symbols. Wishing you a very blessed Eastertide.ReplyDelete
Hi Charlotte, I found much inspiration and ideas from reading your post on the Easter Symbols. I severely lack the talent to create these symbols myself so I went on a hunt to find alternatives either on the internet or Walgreens. I did ok in comparison. At least, they will get the point and still enjoy eating their candy! I posted about it today and linked it back to you. May God continue to bless you this last week of Lent.ReplyDelete