Easter is about celebrating with loved ones and spreading joy and happiness. Even in a time of global crisis, it’s important that we carry on these special traditions that we all look forward to each year.
At this time of year, it has become a tradition to give Easter cards that include a very special Happy Easter greeting inside. Everyone loves to receive an Easter card, especially if it is a DIY craft card.
It’s lovely when you can make your very own creative Easter cards and send them to family members who may live a long way away… or it may be for your teacher. Parents or special friends would also appreciate receiving one. But of course, you need to put a very special Happy Easter Greeting inside the card.
You might like to write funny Easter greetings or send an Easter blessing to a special friend. Everyone loves a Happy Easter Greeting.
Here are some examples of Happy Easter Greetings
Thinking of you at this special Easter time.
I am sending you HAPPY EASTER WISHES.
May you and your family have an Easter basket full of blessings.
Happy Easter! May Easter bunny bring you lots of yummy eggs.
Here’s a special Easter greeting… HAPPY EASTER!
May your hearts be filled with joy and thankfulness at this special Easter time!
Funny Easter Greetings
We all love funny or silly jokes or clever sayings. When you open an Easter Card and unexpectedly read a funny Easter greeting, you could well be put into stitches of laughter. It’s fun to have a silly joke to make people laugh. You can always make up your own funny Easter greetings.
Here are some examples of Funny Easter Greetings…
So why did the Easter bunny cross the road? …The chickens were chasing him.
Happy Easter! A large Easter Egg is on its way …if the Easter Bunny hasn’t eaten it, like last year!
How does the Easter Bunny stay fit? …He EGG-cersizes
Happy Easter! Funny Bunny!
Happy Easter! Hope you can wait till the bunnies bring your eggs back home.
Wishing you a Happy Easter with lots of Bunny-kin greetings.
Religious Easter Messages
Often Easter is only thought of as a season of family fun, lots of eggs and bunny rabbits …painting eggs and having a meal with family or friends.
But Easter is a special religious time of the year, when we are reminded that Easter is the remembrance of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. And it was his sacrifice that has shown us the path to eternal life with Him in God’s Kingdom!
Here are some religious Easter greetings…
May God bless you at this special Easter time!
Hallelujah! The King is risen. May you receive many blessings this Easter season.
May all the blessings of Easter fill your heart with joy!
Let’s rejoice and be glad in Him for He is risen! …Blessings at Easter time!
May all His blessings come upon us this special Easter time!
Happy Easter! May all the blessings of Easter fill your heart!
“Happy Easter” greetings can be expressed in many ways.
If you are at home with your kids you can help them to make their own free Easter Greeting Cards. “Happy Easter” cards can bring so much joy to the family when they are handmade by the children, rather than the usual Easter greeting cards found in the shops. Card craft is great fun for kids as they can improve their cutting, glueing and drawing skills and develop their own individual creative skills.
There are many different types of free Easter greeting cards. Some are printed Easter cards to colour. Some are animated Easter cards and some may have funny Easter greetings.
In this post, we will show you some Easter cards to make in a short time.
We have several different projects for easy Easter cards to make. As well as Christian Easter greetings, children could write funny Easter wishes. Below, we have some Easter greetings that children can write into their very own Easter greeting cards.
TWO EASTER CARDS TO MAKE …
Yellow Cottontail Easter Bunny EASTER CARD
YOU WILL NEED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR YOUR Yellow 3D Free
Card cut to size … 12in (31cm) x 6in (15.5cm).
White card for Rabbit
Scissors, pencil, eraser,
Black marker pen (texta)
Paper glue plus craft glue
Colored card for Easter Card
Colored paper for star shapes
Coloured card for flower shapes
Doubled sided tape,
One cotton ball
3 small paper punch hole shapes
COTTONTAIL EASTER BUNNY EASTER CARD
1 Download and print the free PDF, perhaps 2 to 4 pictures
2 Cut out all the patterns… 2 stars, 2 rabbits, 3 flowers
3 Trace the 2 star patterns
4 Cut out 2 different stars
5 Measure card and cut to size
6 Fold card in half, carefully
7 Glue large star in centre of card
8 Dry then glue smaller star
9 Mark rabbit position when dry and glue on first rabbit
The origins of the Easter bunny are somewhat of a mystery. One thought is that they stem from an old pagan tradition celebrating the goddess of fertility. The name of the Germanic fertility goddess was Ēostre. The sacred animal was the hare. Hares were profuse breeders; hence they became a symbol of fertility. Over time the hare was replaced by a rabbit that became known as the Easter Bunny who hid colored eggs at Easter.
Why Easter eggs?
Pagan Anglo-Saxons had held feasts in Ēostre’s honour, but this tradition was replaced by the Christian Paschal month, a celebration of the resurrection of Jesus. Easter is a religious holiday and the Easter eggs are a representation of Jesus’ emergence from the tomb to his resurrection. Eggs were and still are representative of new life and the decorating of eggs for Easter dates back many hundreds of years to the 13th century. Churches encouraged their followers to abstain from eating eggs and to paint and decorate them instead, during the time of Lent… then allowing them to eat them once again on Easter.
Easter is a very important time on the religious calendar and is celebrated widely around the world, having grown out of the ancient symbol of fertility and new life. The egg is associated with spring and “fertility”, “rebirth” and “the beginning”. With a rise in Christianity across Western Europe, many pagan customs and beliefs were adopted into Christian tradition. The egg was a symbol of new life represented by the Resurrection.
Easter Traditions across the Atlantic
Immigrants brought their traditions with them when they decided to migrate to new lands. New continents were being discovered and new traditions were developing. The earliest Easter Eggs were painted with different vegetable dyes and were duck or hen eggs. Flowers and baskets were a later addition. These varying customs eventually spread, along with the fabled Easter Rabbit. These customs developed into the famous morning Easter hunt for multicoloured Easter Eggs, along with other candy ones. Decorated Easter baskets became essential to collect these special eggs, replacing the original nests. Carrots are also sometimes left out the night before to entice the hungry Easter bunny to add additional eggs and so that he would not get hungry while jumping around the garden.
Family Easter fun
The painting of Easter eggs is still a strong tradition and quite fun to do with children. It’s easy to do, but only paint hard boiled cooked eggs.
Children love to paint and cut out Easter shaped eggs and decorate Easter egg cartons along with straw like decoration.
This is a picture of my 3-year-old grandson’s decorated painted cardboard Easter egg carton. We had so much fun using various colours and blending different colours together. Some of them we placed in a cut-out green basket, rolled together, that stood up on the table. We had a lovely three hours of bonding, chatting, and painting while he was using his skills of drawing, painting and cutting out shapes which he does extremely well. I allowed him to experiment and explore his creative side. It’s such a fun activity to do for Easter.
Easter is celebrated in France just as in so many other countries around the world, even though some traditions may vary.
In France Joyeuses Pâques! means “Happy Easter!”
When French chocolatiers start making their delightfully carved chocolate creations, wonderful displays start appearing in their front shop windows. When this happens, you can expect that Easter is going to be right around the corner.
French chocolate is deliciously smooth and will tickle and tantalize your taste buds for more. This is why the French love eating them.
The delicate chocolate chickens, eggs and fish are filled inside with even more delightful bonbon surprises and they are almost too beautiful to eat.
Chocolates begin to appear in every chocolate store, months before Easter as the French people just adore them… along with chocolate hens, bells with wings and wonderful varieties of friandises. The very first chocolate eggs were produced in France and Germany during the 19th Century.
Easter Traditions in France
The French people have a Fish symbol for their Easter Season, much as the Rabbit is a symbol of Easter in other countries across the world. The French fish is called The Poisson d’Avril or the “ April Fish.” French children love to play at sticking as many paper fish onto the backs of as many unsuspecting adults as possible. The children then run away screaming “Poisson d’Avril!”
Another French Easter Tradition is the Cloche Volant or Flying Bell.
On Holy Thursday, all the church bells in France are silenced. The legend goes that all the church bells fly to Rome to see the Pope, then on Easter morning the bells return from Rome, just in time to ring out across France declaring the joyous news that Jesus has risen again.