So, I gave up. Easter is big for us. We go to a very solemn Good Friday Service. Then we CELEBRATE our risen Savior.
We partake in "secular" Easter fun - why? Because it is fun! God wants us to live JOYFUL lives. Look at their faces ... they are full of joy!
Then Easter morning (we did our egg hunt on Saturday because of predicted weather) the basket hunt.
You further know it is okay to embrace the secular-ness of Easter when this happens.
In the basket there is a crown. (Because of Jesus, we can wear our crowns of righteousness.)
Look Mommy, a crown! I am a real princess now.
Yes, you are a princess of the King of Kings. The Easter Bunny gave you a crown to remember that today is the day Jesus went to Heaven. (A 3 year old explanation of the resurrection.)
Later that day at church ... one of my friends -
I love your crown!
Are you a princess?
No, Jesus went to heaven.We shared Easter with our family, The Hickman Five. We called Grandma and Grandpa and wished them a Happy Easter. Little Miss talked to Grandpa and Little Mister talked to Grandma. We also decided that God gave us REST. So that is what we did, we rested. There was no huge meal, there was no huge get together. It was just what this Mama needed. We had spaghetti.