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MC: What Are Your Easter Traditions

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What are your fun family Easter traditions?
Here is what Mom Connection shared:
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Welcome! I'm Julie over at Naptime Review. I am a mom of two wild, crazy and beautiful girls. My oldest just turned 4 and my baby is 16 months old. These are our family's Easter traditions:
Easter is my favorite holiday and favorite time to share with my family. We love doing outside activities as well as doing things that teach my girls about Christ. Each year, we visit Easter Village in Purina Farms. Unfortunately, this year, weather was yucky! Hopefully next year we will be able to go as a family and carry on the spring tradition. Of course, we dye Easter eggs and visit the bunny. However, Easter is far more than colored eggs, baby animals and a man in a bunny suit. We really spend the entire month before Easter learning how Jesus spent his last week on Earth and the importance of his sacrifice. We talk about Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, serving others and loving our neighbors. Resurrection Eggs is a great resource for teaching all this. Averie and I start going through the eggs and sharing the Easter story a few weeks before Easter. It is amazing how much this 4-year-old knows about the Easter story. I have a feeling she will be schooling me one day. Each year, we make resurrection biscuits too. These yummy rolls not only teach a valuable message but are supper yummy to enjoy. Not only do we enjoy delicious treats, we bake something and share with our neighbors. We load up the wagon and go door to door. Click here to see what we have shared in the past.
As mentioned before Easter is my favorite holiday. I really spend a lot of time thinking of Jesus during the month with quiet time, special Seder services at church, and serving more at church. Each year my husband and I watch The Passion of the Christ . The movie really disturbs me and as my relationship with Christ grows and grows, it really upsets me, however, I think it is important to watch and see how he suffered for us. 
Easter is such a wonderful time and holiday. I truly love spending it with my girls and family. Seeing how much Averie has absorbed and learned about Jesus just shows that the month-long celebration is worth it. I am looking forward to getting Alice more involved with our Easter traditions next year.
Hi! I'm Cassie from Two In Diapers, and I'm a mommy to three sweet babies, ages 5, 3, and 20 months. These are our family's Easter traditions:
We love Easter in this house! What a fabulous holiday, celebrating our savior's resurrection and the second chance this means for all of us!
I am sad to say that we don't dye eggs around here... at least not yet. I do plan to start when the kids are a bit older! However, we love to bake and decorate our Easter cookies, which we pack in tiny baskets and give to our neighbors. 
My littles are each given a stocked Easter basket on Easter morning. Following the excitement of unpacking the games and candy in their baskets, we dress up in our finest and head off to church! After church, we have Easter dinner at Grandma and Papa's house, followed by a fabulous egg hunt! Grandma stocks the eggs with special treats, and then Papa takes great care to hide the eggs especially for each child. This is definitely something the kids are starting to really look forward to each year!
Easter is a special time for my family to celebrate each other and Christ Jesus!
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My name is Alexa from No Holding Back. I am the mom of Nayner Bug (male, 5), Jelly Bean, (female, 3) and Tiny (female, 1). These are our family's Easter traditions:
As a child, we always woke up to a house that had been visited by the Easter bunny. All of the eggs we had dyed the day before, plus chocolate footballs and some other candies, were hidden all around the house. We would have an Easter Egg hunt, eat breakfast, and go to church.
We have not really established any traditions thus far with my young family. Each year we do dye a lot of Easter Eggs, because that is our favorite part. I have not really gotten into this recent tradition (at least I think it’s recent because I don’t remember any kids when I was growing up getting a bunch of gifts) of giving a huge Easter basket filled with presents. And our children are small enough they don’t know to expect things like that. They are happy with hunting eggs and eating chocolate! So our “tradition” I suppose has become church, egg hunt, and a family dinner at my mother’s house. It’s nothing extraordinary, but it’s special to us.
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My name is Fotini! I blog over at Glamorous Affordable Life. I am the mom of (Isabella 2 years and Christian 6 years). These are our family's Easter traditions:
I look forward to celebrating Easter each year with the kids! Honestly, I don’t know who’s more excited, me or them! I absolutely adore the pastels, flowers and smells that come along with spring! We do lots of fun Easter crafts and activities outdoors, if the weather permits! Unfortunately this year the weather has not! We are just aching to get outside and play. J
My son is becoming very knowledgeable with the Bible, so he’s beginning to understand why we celebrate Holidays, like Easter, and this is so important to my husband and I! We try our best to instill the true meaning to our children. Don’t get me wrong, we (or should I say, I) love getting the kids Easter baskets together! I don’t go all out, but I gather a few things I know they will love, and very little candy! Also, for Easter Day we have a egg hunt set up around the house, indoors and out! I fill the eggs with money, candy, and “coupons” they can exchange for things later on! That afternoon, we have an early dinner with our family! The tradition has been taken on by me to start cooking for the Holidays and I couldn’t be happier to fill this role!! 
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My name is Kristen from The Mrs. & The Momma. I'm the momma of three girls (ages 7, 5, & 3) and a little boy (18 months). These are our family's Easter traditions:
Easter is a very special time for our family.  As parents, we try our very best to keep Christ the focus of the holiday, which is really tough sometimes with all the bunny, candy, and egg-hunting hoopla.  Don't get me wrong, we take part in all of that, but attempt to ground our children in remembering the atonement and Resurrection of Christ.  One of the traditions we started this year with our kids was making "Empty Tomb Rolls" (see my post about it HERE) on Good Friday.  Not only did our kids enjoy making these themselves, but they also understood the symbolism that accompanies each ingredient.  Another Easter tradition we do with our children is making a big breakfast for Easter morning.  My mom always did this for me and my brother growing up, and it's something I hope my children remember too.  I just love big, extravagant breakfasts and with Easter you can get creative....i.e. colored eggs, bunny pancakes, etc.  I hope everyone had a very happy and blessed Easter holiday!
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What Easter traditions does your family keep?
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