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Open Letter to the Easter Bunny
Dear Easter Bunny, Your day to shine is quickly approaching. The children are already anticipating what gifts and surprises the Easter Bunny will bring them.
The squeals and cheers from children are always music to our ears. With your long, floppy ears I bet you could hear the jubilation from miles away!
During the Christmas season I wrote a letter to Santa and it was such a success that many have requested a letter to you. Just like Santa you are also very special. Granted you don't bring as many gifts, but your gifts are always appreciated.
Not that I am comparing the two of you, but have you considered having a competition with Santa to see who could bring the most gifts per child?
We could call it a challenge of the Holiday Icons. You might find some extra carrots waiting for you if you decide to take on this challenge.
Personally I am a fan of bunnies. I think bunnies are interesting creatures. My bunny Cupcake has a personality that intrigues me. She lets me know when it's time for her carrot, when she's hungry or needs water. Her and I have the same diet since we both enjoy raw vegetables. Once in awhile when she's "in the mood" she enjoys playing with the playground ball (see photo).
Easter time means springtime. My favorite season. Spring symbolizes new life. With the flowers bringing new buds and the trees budding new leaves. Eggs are a popular staple during the Easter season. They also symbolize new life. Actually the real eggs that contain chicks. Not the plastic eggs that are filled with candy and used to hide for Easter egg hunts.
Coloring eggs is a tradition in my family and most families. I've heard that if you boil eggs with onion skins the eggs get a nice tan color. I've never tried that, have you? I finally found a way to boil eggs without the shells cracking in the process. I cover the eggs with water. Bring to a boil. Immediately remove from heat. Place lid on pot. Allow the eggs to sit for 30 minutes and they come out egg-cellent! Perfect eggs to color! We use them for deviled eggs, egg salad and to use as a topping for side salads. There are many egg-traordinary ways to use them.
Easter Bunny you bring much joy to many children when you come hopping along. Your baskets filled with artificial hay or straw are always colorful and bountiful. I do have a slight issue with the hay.
Have you ever considered using festive tissue paper instead? Have you ever tried to clean up hay after a basket has been unloaded? It's similar to Christmas tinsel, it somehow magically keeps on appearing. It's just a thought you might want to consider.
Egg hunts are very entertaining. I could imagine you hip hopping along while hiding the treasure troves.
Some of the hiding places are still a mystery to me. Such as the time I found eggs in a tree? For years I thought rabbits knew how to climb trees! I now know otherwise of course. I think.
Jellybeans of assorted colors are a rainbow of delight. While they are delicious please keep in mind that since they have a gummy consistency they are capable of taking out a tooth filling or possibly a crown. Yep, been there and done that. No more jelly beans for me.
I do love my peeps! They are great for a sugar rush! Pink, yellow or purple...I'm not particular with color, I like them all. So, feel free to bring me lots of peeps! I might be a bit old to believe in the Easter Bunny, but I'm really not. Am I?
I apologize for always eating your ears first. I can't control myself they are so conveniently placed for easy access. I've considered your arse first, but I passed, or now that I think about it you passed...ewww!
We are looking forward to your surprise visit on Easter eve. You will be hopping from home to home with your ears flopping along.
Will Peter Cottontail be joining you? Two hares might be better than one! Your generous gifts will be given to the good children near and far. Easter wouldn't be the same without the Easter Bunny.
Keep on hopping!
I tried to teach Cupcake some tricks...I repeat "I tried."
Do you believe in the Easter Bunny?
White House Easter Egg Roll
Additional articles of interest....
- History of the Easter Bunny
Did you know that the Easter bunny - as well as many other symbols of Easter - originally came from Pagan traditions? The Easter bunny has a long and varied history, but one thing is certain: millions of children look forward to gifts of chocolate an
- 10 Things You Didn't Know About The Easter Bunny
How much do you know about the history of the Easter Bunny? Here are 10 fun and interesting facts that may surprise you about Easter and the Easter Bunny.
- Easter Basket Gift Ideas for Teenagers: Goodies to Add to Easter Baskets That Teens will Love
Need to make an Easter basket for a teenager? Here are some ideas to fill their basket. (Ideas are great for Christmas stocking stuffers, too!)
© 2012 Linda Bilyeu