Easter is the celebration of rebirth and renewal. During this spring time holiday, the world itself is reawakening after months of winter and slumber. The air is ripe with the fragrance of flowers and the land is budding with new growth. It is a magical time and a wonderful holiday to celebrate with your family. Regardless of whether you take part in the religious aspects, this is a time to celebrate life.
“Easter, also called Pascha or Resurrection Sunday, is a Christian festival and holiday commemorating the resurrection of Jesus from the dead, described in the New Testament as having occurred on the third day after his burial following his crucifixion by the Romans at Calvary c. 30 AD.”Wikipedia
I know that the ongoing pandemic can make holidays and family gatherings challenging. However, the show can still go on. You can still have fun this Easter if your are willing to change things up a bit. Here are some ways you can celebrate Easter with your family during a pandemic.
Back yard egg hunt
If you have the space, set up your own Easter egg scavenger hunt right in your yard. Your kids will have a grand time hunting for these delights. Consider using Styrofoam eggs instead to save from wasting precious food. This pandemic has hit a lot of us in the pockets so best not be wasteful.
Also, I read an amazing idea on another blog post. Hanging Easter egg cut outs or pictures in your windows for your neighbours to find. That’s a very cool way to celebrate with your community.
Decorate the house
Get the entire family involved from the youngest to the oldest. Make your own DIY decorations or put up a mix of traditional and new pieces. Have fun and make a game of it as well.
Virtual Easter dinner
Even if you can not meet up physically with your extended family or loved ones, you can still see each other. Set up and schedule a video conference with your family. Choose a time that is suitable for most persons, find the best spot to position the device, get dressed up and have fun. You can start about 30 minutes before dinner so that everyone can catch up before the meal starts.
Attend a virtual church service
If going to church is a part of your Easter celebrations, don’t worry. I am sure there are churches out there putting on virtual meetings that you can attend. Bring it up with your church and see how the other members feel.
I know Easter baskets and gift giving is your thing but you want to be mindful of the safety of your loved ones. Send them a card in the mail with a meaningful message or email them a lovely letter. Surprise them with a gift card to shop online or some kind of coupon. Help them save a bit after a strenuous year.
I hope these 5 ideas help you to celebrate Easter with your families despite being in a pandemic. Please keep safe and be mindful during this holiday season.
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Thank you for reading.