Different Easter morning traditions

United States
April 4, 2007 3:53pm CST
When I was a little kid, on Easter morning my brother and I would wake up to find our Easter baskets (the same ones every year) in the hallway, and a trail of jellybeans leading to the living room. We would hunt for jelly beans and maltball eggs. All of our Easter "gifts" were out in the open, unwrapped, on the coffee table. We dyed Easter eggs the week before Easter also, just for fun. We would end upe ating them all. In my best friend's house (and now with her own kids) the family dyes Easter eggs and leaves them out on the table the night before Easter. Then the Easter Bunny comes and takes the dyed eggs and hides them out in the yard. On the inside of the house he hides plastic eggs stuffed with candy, coins, and small surprises. And also hidden somewhere in the house is their brand new Easter Basket, all wrapped up in cellophane and ribbons, and filled with presents. Isn't it strange how different families do things differently? What does/did your family do on Easter morning?
2 responses
• United States
6 Apr 07
When I was growing up, my older brother and I would leave carrots out at night for the Easter Bunny. Usually RIGHT after coloring eggs. Easter was like a small "Christmas" at my house except the gifts were all candy and eggs. We used to love waking up to the smell of Ham in the oven that my Mom was making and homemade baskets with candy and toys on the living room table. Things really haven't changed much now that I have kids of my own. We color eggs, leave out carrots and DO hunt for Easter eggs. The only REAL difference is that my kids wake up to the smell of the ham I'M baking.
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
4 Apr 07
It is fun how different families do different things to celebrate a holiday- Growing up my parents hid our easter baskets.. We used the same ones each year- We'd leave them on the table like our christmas stockings. We always had an easter egg hunt in the yard. It was fun- The colored eggs were always just for decoration and then eating- We didn't hide them. Now that I have a child- My daughter has 3 or 4 baskets- she chooses which one to leave out- The Easter Bunny fills it and hides it- I buy her a spring outfit and flip flops- and I leave them on the table. We go to 3 different egg hunts in town. None at home.