Spring is one of my favourite times of year. It’s a time of year that holds a lot of meaning to me. Spring is the season of new beginnings. Reflecting on the past 10 years I can say a lot of my new beginnings have taken place during this beautiful season.
I got married the week after Easter in April 2007.
My eldest daughter celebrated her first Easter in 2010.
My son celebrated his first Easter in April of 2011.
And – now my youngest daughter (who was born last month) is gearing up to celebrate her first Easter.
This Easter I look forward to celebrating with my family. Not only will we be celebrating new life and anniversaries, but we will also be celebrating the blessings of being able to create new family traditions with our latest addition in tow.
Traditionally we don’t go all out for Easter. We don’t decorate the house or anything of the sorts. Rather we make a point head out to brunch, as well as cook up a turkey dinner. We enjoy the togetherness that comes with the holidays. Isn’t that truly what is most important in the end?! Celebrating the joy of being in the company of the ones you love most.
This Easter will be the first time that my children will enjoy an Easter egg hunt. Last year we had an Easter egg hunt, but my children were still a little too young to understand the concept behind it. The mad dash for chocolate eggs just resulted in tears, frustration and battles over each others baskets (yes, the baskets were more important to them than the chocolate! Go figure.).
This year I am planning to set up an outdoor and indoor scavenger hunt, placing clues throughout the house that will guide the children to the end prize… a basket full of Kinder chocolates (one for each kid… the last thing we need is another calamity over baskets). Easter themed scavenger hunts were always a favourite of mine as a child. I can only hope that my children will find the same joy in them that I once did.
You know who else is getting in the spirit of this EGGcellent time of year? Kinder®, that’s who! Kinder® has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network and will be providing 12 baskets to CMN hospitals. As well, Kinder® will be donating another $25,000 to help support this non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals across North America.
Kinder® has a lot great things happening. Stay in the loop by connecting with Kinder® on their Facebook page.
How will you be sharing the joy this season? Do you have any special traditions or fond memories of Easter?
Disclosure: I’m part of the Kinder® Mom program and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.