- Holidays and Celebrations
Easter Holiday ASCII Text Art: Religious Art and Easter Lilies
Every family has some Easter traditions. My family traditions were not very focused on religion. We had the chocolate bunny, the Easter egg hunt and then the family dinner served with a huge ham and a table full of vegetable dishes. Then pie too. It was almost like Thanksgiving when it came to the dinner. Just a different meat served with the meal and the opposite season of the year.
These days I don't consider myself a Christian at all. I had come to think of Easter as a non religious event for me. I'd had out candy to the kids. We would decorate eggs, hide eggs and then look for them again in the morning. The most important part of the egg festivities for me has become remembering where each egg was hidden so it isn't found by smell alone months later.
I'd left the Easter holiday in the past more or less. I think of it as the celebration of the beginning of Spring. I think of it as a time for the grass to begin growing and greening up. I think of it as a time when the stores will be selling those forced bulbs. Some years I buy the forced tulips (I really like the white ones). Some years I buy the hyacinths because I long to have that smell of Spring in the house even though we may still have a foot of snow on the ground (some years).
I still buy Easter chocolate, just for myself. I don't get it for the kids so often. They get candy all year round, it's a non-event for them. Not for me. Even better than buying the candy now is walking into the store selling masses of it. That chocolate aroma hits you when you step in the door... I wish there was a way to save that to a CD or photo. You really only seem to get that great blast of chocolate around Valentine's Day and Easter.
Blogthings: What Easter Candy are You?
See my other posts with Easter ASCII Art
In Your Easter Bonnet...
Lyrics from EasterBunnys.net
In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter Parade.
I'll be all in clover and when they look you over,
I'll be the proudest fellow in the Easter Parade.
On the avenue, Fifth Avenue, the photographers will snap us,
And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure.
Oh, I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet,
And of the girl I'm taking to the Easter Parade.
Written by Irving Berlin