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Easter Baskets, Unique, Fun Centerpiece

Updated on April 12, 2015

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.

Happy Easter!

Ancient Tradition

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.

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    • pmccray profile imageAUTHOR

      pmccray 

      8 years ago from Utah

      Jannyc: your son is going to have such a wonderful Easter celebration. I'm glad that my hub help...have a wonderful evening and thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

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      JannyC 

      8 years ago

      This was neat and I learned something too gotta love that! I got my son an Spongebob Easter basket and my sister got him a scooby doo one. Lol

    • pmccray profile imageAUTHOR

      pmccray 

      8 years ago from Utah

      Susanlang: thank you so much how kind of you to stop by for a read.

      Micky Dee: your dating yourself...ha lol

    • Micky Dee profile image

      Micky Dee 

      8 years ago

      A tisket, a tasket.

      A green and yellow basket.

      I sent a letter to my baby,

      And on my way I passed it!

    • susanlang profile image

      susanlang 

      8 years ago

      I voted this hub thumbs up :)

    • pmccray profile imageAUTHOR

      pmccray 

      8 years ago from Utah

      I know it is really cute for a elmo thingy with bunny ears. Thank you for stopping in for a read and comment. Have a wonderful evening.

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      Sandy Mertens 

      8 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      I like the Elmo one. Nice Easter baskets.

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