Next month we will celebrate Easter. Traditionally, we tend to eat chocolate eggs and hot cross buns. But if you want to avoid the usual treats, what else could you gift to celebrate this time of year?
What is Easter and when does it fall?
Easter is a Christian holiday and is celebrated on the Sunday following the first full moon after vernal equinox. In 2022, Easter Sunday will fall on Sunday 17 April.
Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ and celebrates new life. In recent years, Easter has become a popular time for families to get together, eat chocolate and exchange gifts.
The word Easter comes from the word Eastre, which was the name of an Anglo-Saxon goddess. She was associated with springtime and fertility.
Easter has been celebrated for centuries. In different cultures and countries, it is celebrated in different ways, but it always celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Alternative gifts for Easter
Traditionally, we gift chocolate eggs at Easter time. The egg is a symbol of new life and the celebration of spring. It’s also a tradition for children to collect eggs from their neighbours and family members, which they then use to decorate their homes or hide in the garden for Easter egg hunts.
While some people enjoy this tradition, others may not want to participate in it due to religious reasons or personal preference. Here are some alternative gifts that you can give your friends and family for Easter:
Jewellery is a timeless gift that can be passed down for generations. It’s also a perfect way to celebrate any special occasion, including Easter.
There are many reasons to buy antique jewellery, but the most important one is that it will never go out of style. There are many different styles of antique jewellery available and it will always be in style no matter what the current trend is. You can also look for pieces that reflect springtime. Think birds, lambs and flowers.
Another alternative to the typical chocolate Easter gift would be an experience.
Experiences have a lot of potential to be more memorable than material goods. They help us to create memories and have the potential to bring people closer together and change their perspective on life.
A toy or game
If you feel that your child will get too much chocolate, then perhaps you could get them a game, or a toy as an alternative. If you decide to do this, then they will be able to enjoy their Easter gift all year round.
How to make this year’s Easter extra special
Easter is one of the most important holidays in the Christian religion and it is celebrated by millions of people around the world. It is a time when families come together to enjoy one another’s company and have fun.
Celebrating Easter can be done in many different ways. It is nice to exchange gifts, but there are other things you could do aside from that. You could make your own Easter basket, or decorate your home with different Easter decorations. You could also make an Easter bonnet and take part in an egg hunt if you are feeling adventurous.
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