April 06, 2011

Happy free Easter printables Wednesday!


I have lost count as which cold we are going onto now. It seems as soon as we are all getting over something, along comes another cold right behind it.  I am in love with tylenol flu extra strength and cepacol, they have become my BFFs. On a good note this makes for instant diet because I have no appetite and can't really swallow.

Good thing it's already April 6 and I am busy getting the last minute preparations done for Easter to really let this cold drag me down.

History of Easter

Easter is the celebration of new life.At Easter, we celebrate the earth’s new year of growth, after the cold, dark days of winter. Eastre, the goddess of spring, gave the Easter festival its name and favorite animal, the rabbit. The rabbit, or hare, represents love, fertility, and growth. Many people around the world have a day to celebrate the arrival of spring.Easter has its beginnings in ancient Christian holidays, pagan celebrations, and spring festivals. Long before the celebration of Easter as the resurrection of Jesus Christ, people celebrated a spring festival. The sun was an important part of the celebration. Without it, there would be no life on earth. The people feasted, danced, sang, and exchanged gifts. They rejoiced over the rebirth of life in the fields and forests. Today these customs and legends combine to make our Easter Sunday.Easter is some time between March 22 and April 25 and comes at the end of the Christian Holy Week. It may fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following March 21 which is the first day of spring.The Easter egg is a good example of a custom that began many thousands of years ago. For ancient peoples, the symbol of new life was an egg. When the shell was broken, a new life came into the world. Some myths state that the world itself began as an huge egg. The world-egg split in two. The upper half became the heavens and the lower half the earth. For thousands of years, it has been the custom to give eggs as gifts during the spring festival. Today we have fun dyeing them in bright colors and decorating them with simple designs.Other customs and practices of Easter include wearing new clothes to celebrate the new year of life. In New York City and many other big cities, an important part of the holiday is the Easter Parade. People stroll in their new clothes, with many women and young girls wearing Easter bonnets, hats that have been decorated with flowers and pretty ribbons.


I am in love with these adorable FREE Easter tags

 

Or how about these sweet vintage bunnies! Click on image to download.



Cheery pink and lime green and lemon yellow. LOVE LOVE LOVE




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I hope they make your Easter planning a little easier : )

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23 comments:

Fuegita said...

Thanks for following me! Following you back!

Debbie said...

Thanks for the follow. Following you back. Enjoy the day!
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Amateur Mommy said...

thanks for the printables and i love your banner!

new follower from the hop
would love a follow back :)
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-becky

Mrs. Sherman said...

Thank You for stopping by Moms Bookshelf & More. Very cute site! Following back!

Jen said...

Thanks for stopping by and following. I love your blog design!
Cheers!
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Ashley said...

Love all those printables!
Thank you for following me and leaving a comment. Your blog is super cute and I'm now your newest follower!

Patti D. said...

Great post, very nice indeed!

Sabina Bint Benjamin said...

I stopped by to return the follow (thanks so much!)...hope you'll get over your cold soon.

spearmint baby said...

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Mama Spaghetti said...

These are so so cute!! Thanks.

Heather said...

Adorable!!
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Lukes Life said...

What a nice blog! I hope you start feeling better! Im'ma follow you!

Sami said...

thanks for following.. Love the blog.. Now following back
Sami
Life of a wife n mom

Leontien said...

ohhh it's been a week since i been here! and i still love your little droplets! (easter eggs???)

Thanks
Leontien

Michelle said...

Cute printables!! Thanks for posting. Following you now on GFC from a Friday blog hop! Have a great weekend!
Michelle
http://www.heartfeltbalancehandmadelife.blogspot.com

Beth said...

Interesting history of Easter. Isn't it amazing how so many customs have been put together to make our current holiday?

I'm a new follower from the Fab Friends hop. Great post! eclecticwillow.blogspot.com

allenaim photography and design said...

LOVING those sweet little vintage bunnies...ADORABLE!

Time4Mommy said...

I hope you feel better, we've been sick all week too

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Lindsey Stipes said...

love your blog-the background/layout is so cute!! now following you via friday blog hops!!

Maria-Isabel @ Agape Love Designs said...

Awesome, thank you so much for featuring my printable! :) God bless!

Russo said...

Oh I love those tags! And I really enjoyed reading the history of Easter, I had no idea on some of those details. Thank you for taking the time to write out this lovely post.

Russo @ www.threegnomes.blogspot.com

Valery (CEO Wanna Be) said...

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Have a Happy Wednesday and a blessed rest of the week! :0)

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