A rush of fresh, spring air is nearly upon us with the arrival of Easter. It’s past time to take those crates of winter decorations back to the garage or storage unit and replace them with the pastel-touched joy of Easter decorations. If you’re looking to up your home decor game, here are some Easter decorating pieces we love.
For any season
This Easter birch tree is 2 feet high and includes 24 warm, white lights along with painted eggs, chicken ornaments and a tree skirt. The branches are flexible so hang some of your handmade trinkets to personalize it. It’s all powered by three AAA batteries (not included). A timer turns it on and off as you like.
Did you know? Easter comes from a celebration of the spring equinox dating back to prehistoric times. Eggs are a longtime symbol of life and rebirth and also pre-date the Christian celebration. It’s reported that during medieval times, eating eggs was forbidden during Lent, so discovering an egg on Easter Sunday was an added treat.
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Bunnies and eggs – those are the yings and yangs of Easter decor. This set is 8.5 inches by 5 inches, so it’s the perfect size for above the fireplace, on the dinner table or even on an office desk.
Did you know? Okay, it’s time to explain the connection between bunnies – or rabbits – and Easter. It turns out there once was a pagan tradition called the Festival of Eostre, where a goddess of fertility – symbolized by a bunny – was honored. Fast-forward the clock a little to German immigrants arriving in America along with their tradition of “Osterhase.” Children would make nests for an egg-laying bunny. The tradition would evolve – baskets replaced nests while candy and other gifts subbed for eggs.
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Delicate and hand-painted
Forget “Elf on the Shelf,” try a “Bunny for Your Honey.” It’s made with premium resin material and is 100 percent hand-painted. Each bunny is 4.5 inches in height, 2.8 inches in length and 2.4 includes wide. The legs dangle about 3 inches. Make room for this on a dining room table, family room shelves or a kitchen sill.
Did you know? Other countries celebrate Easter with their own twist. Australians replace the chocolate bunny with a chocolate Bilby, a small rabbit-sized marsupial. In France, the residents of Haux celebrate Easter Monday by cracking 4,500 eggs and creating an omelet to serve more than 1,000 people. In Hungary, women wear traditional clothes and splash themselves with water.
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Durable and reusable
Sometimes simplicity is best. We love these Easter eggs – already designed with a bow to hang them. You can order them in varying-sized sets; each egg is 2.5 by 1.5 inches.
Did you know? Jelly beans caught on as an Easter treat because they look like tiny eggs. Each year, American eat more than 16 million jelly beans. That’s enough to fill a plastic egg the size of a 9-story building.
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