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perfect easter basket gifts
What to put in a perfect Easter Basket?
What is a "perfect" Easter Basket as a good gift?
It's very "personal", and also it depends of the person who will get this Easter Basket Gift.
Mostly (in Belgium) Easter Gifts are only given to "children". Also in general it isn't a custom to give "Easter Baskets". Do you remember? Reading my earlier lens about "Easter Customs"?
The EASTER STORY:
The main story (told to the children) about Celebrating Easter is the story about the Easter Bells. The Church Bells are silent as a sign of "mourning" for one or more days before Easter. This has led to an Easter tradition that says: "the bells fly out of their steeples to go to Rome (explaining their silence), and return on Easter morning, bringing both colored eggs and hollow chocolate shapes, like eggs or rabbits, or chickens."
So to the children this story is going around, all Easter Bells, returning from Rome, flying over the homes, back to their churches where they do belong to, do bring back Easter eggs, candies, chocolate figurines.. spreading them out and hiding them all over the "grass meadows" around the homes. So children stand up early on Easter Sunday Morning, and can go out to find and collect them.
Spoken "very traditionally", we never consider about giving "Easter Baskets", but we just hide, and put everywhere around the home in the grass meadows, some colored eggs, real cooked and colored chicken eggs, or hollow chocolate eggs, sometimes also covered in beautiful shining colored aluminum foil. Also children are gifted with hollow chocolate shapes of bunnies and rabbits, or chickens, also mostly covered in shiny colored aluminum foil. Some people add other gifts and presents, like clothes, toys and games, or whatever they think about. This is personal. But it isn't a "tradition"; really traditionally spoken, children do just receive only sweet goodies, like candies and chocolates.
Normally it is like that, for your "own children" at home, to surprise them. Of course, when you visit other children in other places, you have to take the easter gifts with you, and you give them the same, but wrapped in some "beautiful package", which can be a "basket", or all is wrapped in all kinds of different "shapes of baskets", in translucent plastic foils, or special "for easter colored boxes".
Typical Easter "Baskets" (or "packages") (IF they are given as a gift) are existing in many different compositions and shapes, most normally for instance, big chocolate eggs, filled with little chocolate eggs (pralines), mostly decorated with other candies and chocolates, chickens also...
Easter Baskets are always made and composed in function of the person, who is getting the Easter Basket. In general, a normal Easter Basket for Children, for ME and in MY opinion, traditionally is filled with candies, chocolate, mostly shaped like eggs, rabbits, bunnies...Many pictures on this lens do explain our way of composing "easter baskets". When it happens, we do need to compose some Easter Basket for adults, mostly other articles are added, like for example some bottle of beer, or bottle of wine, or some other appropriate gift, gadget....
PERFECT EASTER BASKET:
So what is a "perfect easter basket"?...A perfect easter basket is "perfect", when it respects "easter customs" concerning the contents of the basket: fill it with candies, chocolate figurines, colored cooked chicken eggs, chocolate eggs, and decorate it with typical easter decorations...
Pre Made Easter Baskets - Typical Easter Basket Gifts on Amazon
Make Your Own Easter Baskets
How to Make Easter Gift Baskets teaches you the simple steps you need to take to make your own fabulous gift baskets to give or sell as Easter presents.
Some Examples of Easter Baskets
You don't have ideas how to make your own baskets?
Find "ready made" easter baskets surfing the shop.
Examples of Pre-Made Baskets in Stores - My walk along shops in BlankenbergeClick thumbnail to view full-size
This period, the month before Easter Season, everywhere we see more and more "easter decorations". During last days, I spent a short "early spring vacation time" in Blankenberge, the queen of Flemish coastal towns. Walking through the city along the shopping streets, I admired already a lot of Easter Decorations. Hotels, bars, restaurants... already decorated their windows and doors, the halls and rooms inside. But of course, also all stores are already decorated for Easter Season, like bakeries, butchers, flower shops, candy shops... In their showcases they sell Easter Gifts, also Pre-Made Baskets. I collected a series of pictures of beautiful decorated shop windows, but also a series of pictures of all kind of "gifts", decorating the store showcases, ready for selling them on this moment.
Poll about Easter Basket Gifts
What to put in an Easter Basket for Children according my opinion?
Hotel Window EASTER Decoration
One of the windows of our Hotel (Avenue Boutique) is already decorated for the Easter Season.
Beautiful Easter Decoration - My walk along Easter Decorated Stores of BlankenbergeClick thumbnail to view full-size
Easter Gifts Decorating the Store Showcases
Many stores and shops are selling a lot of typical Easter gifts and presents, nice wrapped,
same time decorating their showcases with those gifts in Easter Season.
Easter Basket Duel Debate
Do you prefer to make/compose a "easter basket gift" by yourself? or to buy a Pre-Made one?