Eggs, Bunnies and religion ....... an interesting combination.
Hot cross buns, hot cross buns, one a penny, two a penny, hot cross buns. What are they all about ? Yeast, raisins and candied peel (wrong so wrong). Who would come up with such a weird combo and say it is a nice thing to eat?
The term Easter gets it’s name from Eastre, the Anglo-Saxon Goddess who symbolises the hare and the egg.
Easter is celebrated in the Springtime hence the cute chicks, lambs and rabbits which symbolise new life even if the lamb ends up as Easter Sunday lunch!!
Easter eggs it is believed represent fertility and birth in some certain Pagan traditions. This can be the decorating of eggs, Easter egg hunts and commercially the consuming of a ridiculous amount of chocolate eggs that last until Christmas normally!!
The best Easter eggs in my world are definitely Cadbury’s Cream Eggs. How do you eat yours? Personally, I like to give mine a good fingering to get out the middle!!
There is, of course, a religious aspect to Easter. According to History.com Easter is a Christian holiday that celebrates the belief in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday is a culmination of a series of events that begin with Lent - 40 days of fasting, prayer and sacrifice which ends with Holy Week, Maundy Thursday (Jesus’ Last Supper with his 12 apostles), Good Friday (Jesus’s crucifixion) and Easter Sunday.
We have a cracking selection of cards to depict this in a dark and twisted way and as always I have chosen a couple of my favourites to share with you.
However, to choose to celebrate Easter it is a good opportunity to spend a long weekend doing things that you enjoy with a Spring in your step.
Go have a look at our Easter collection to find a card to send to please or offend someone this Easter time and don’t make yourself sick eating too many eggs!!!