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What are Your Easter Traditions?

While at Blissdom, I got to meet the Easter Bunny! He was hanging out at the Hershey’s booth. The lovely people at Hershey’s spoiled us with some yummy treats. Each day they had a new treat…I was told that Reese’s Peanut Butter eggs would be making an appearance at some point so I made sure to keep checking back. They are my absolute favorite!

I had so much fun creating my very own Easter basket full of my favorite treats. Hershey’s let us create a basket…mine came in the mail today. YUM! I filled it with my favorites:

- Reese’s Peanut Butter Egg
- Reese’s Mini Reester Bunnies Chocolates
- Jolly Rancher Jelly Beans
- Mini Cadbury Crème Eggs
- Kit Kat Miniatures Wafer Bars

I don’t like to give my kids a ton of Easter candy but every year I buy those mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. They usually sell out fast. This year, I’ve already bought 3 packs just to make sure I got my hands on some! ;) I also like to get them small little gifts too. They start out with an Easter Basket to gather everything but end up having to have a grocery bag to put it all in.

What do you like to put in your Easter Baskets?

Once we have everything separated per child, we each take a part of the yard to hide everything. With my 4 kids, my nieces, nephew and a few cousins, it’s a good thing my parents have a big front and back yard!

Easter has always been a big gathering for us. A lot of extended family comes together. My mom makes a wonderful meal and the kids go on the hunt for everything the bunny left behind. It’s a wonderful day and I look forward to it every year.

Of course the bunny is not the main focus of Easter. We make sure that our kids understand why we celebrate Easter and what that means to our family. My grandmother is now 97 years old and we’re thankful for every Easter we have with her. It’s always been a tradition that she says the dinner prayer in German.

Komm, Herr Jesu, sei unser Gast
Und segne, was Du uns bescheret hast
Gott, der Vater, Gott Sohn, Gott Heiliger Geist.

Amen

Translation:
Come Lord Jesus and be our guest
and let these gifts to us be blessed
God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost.

Amen

What does Easter mean to your family and how do you celebrate? Do you have any special traditions?

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