- Holidays and Celebrations
Easter Baskets, Unique, Fun Centerpiece
Easter and Springtime
Because Easter occurs in the Spring it has always been associated with renewal, rebirth and blessings. Fertility goddess Eostre (or Oestre), for whom the celebration is named, was often pictured carrying a basket of eggs. Henceforth, our modern day version of brightly colored eggs in beautifully adorned baskets.
The act of taking the Easter supper in baskets to mass for blessing, was practiced by Catholic followers in ancient times.
In days gone by the ladies Easter bonnet was used in place of a basket to carry the bounty of Easter fare.
The Easter Basket was more commonly used in central and Eastern Europe and made its way into the US around the 18th century. The same Germanic settlers that gave us the Easter Basket also introduced the Easter Bunny.
Homemade Baskets Add to the Fun
When my son was just a tot we used this holiday to bond. On Easter eve he would help me color and decorate eggs, but the best part for me was assembling his basket. It was almost like Christmas filling the basket with tiny toys and sweets. Then hiding the eggs for him to find on Easter morning.
I can remember the mess the coloring process made, with dye tablets and vinegar. Paint would be every where after we finished, but the results and the love shared was more important to me than any mess we made.
Modern Day Easter
Now that the Easter celebration has been commercialized, you can find a giant inventory of baskets to satisfy the pocket books and taste of many.
There are baskets shaped like cars, stuffed animals, DC Super Friends baskets, Elmo and Disney baskets. There are baskets, filled to the brim with sweet treats and toys, enough to keep you little one busy, at least for one day.
- Easter Baskets
Creating unusual, unique, and beautiful Easter baskets for loved ones is not as difficult as you might think. It does take some time and planning so start early for the best results. While traditionally...