i’m not religious, and i don’t have children, so easter is about 2 things for me – 1) spring will finally be here, and 2) chocolate.
the first one is more important to me, but i will never deny the opportunity to have a bit of chocolate. i can only have small amounts at a time though, so it does last a fair while. that’s my (truthful) excuse, anyway.
homesense kindly gave me a voucher to purchase some items to show what easter means to me. though i was – as always – tempted by everything in store, i settled on some chocolate, a floral scented candle, and a william morris-esque tin, which, i didn’t realise until after, had a mug in!
i realise that besides the chocolate (in the form of eggs, flowers and a bunny) these things aren’t really typical of easter. as i said, to me, easter is my celebration of spring which means floral patterns and scents, going out for chilly but sunny walks, longer days and much more. oh, spring!
i love how people interpret holidays in ways that are special to them, even if all that means is gorging on a bit of food. i’m not one to judge.
as it’s something i never really celebrated (i got an egg or two as a child) i don’t really have any easter specific memories to call back on. but i do remember as a child, walking to school in late march sort of time, more flowers coming out, the trees being greener, it being a little warmer, and feeling a sense of change in the air.
how do you celebrate easter, and what does it mean to you? are you a traditionalist or do you like to mix it up?