5 After 5, Ways to Celebrate Easter

Saturday we remember a dark day, but the good news is that we already know what happened the day after!

How do you celebrate Easter? See if these five are on your list!

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It's time for another round of 5 After 5!  In case you missed it, last week's list was Top Spring Cleaning Tasks and if you're new to this series, you can read more about it here - then catch up on all the old editions here.

Today I've got my list of 5 to share, as well as next week's topic for you to stew about over the upcoming days.

And this series is a link party, so be sure to scroll down and join in all the fun with us this week!

List five ways you celebrate Easter

It's funny, because I was thinking that even though Easter is the most important holiday for Christians, most of us probably don't have quite as many traditions associated with that day as Christmas.

Nevertheless, I was still able to think of five things that we always do each Resurrection Day:

1. Decorate eggs

I grew up using the good old Paas kit, with the four dye tablets, wire egg retriever, and the box that turned into an egg holder.

Nowadays, we color our eggs with things like onion skin or purple cabbage, but the fun is the same.

2. Go to church

This one certainly isn't a surprise. We'll be there, along with pretty much everyone else, crammed shoulder-to-shoulder in the pew!

3. Easter basket

The Easter Bunny hid my eggs and brought my basket growing up, but Gv's basket comes from me and G (Grammy and Papa usually sneak one in, too)

I bet my parents wish dollar stores had existed when I was little, because gee whiz, they make it so easy to put together a fun little basket for just a few dollars (our limit is 5).

This year, Gv's basket is stuffed with lots of fun books (from reviews), a puzzle, some stickers and new watercolors.

4. Egg hunt

I'm laughing at this picture (I didn't take it, obviously) because I'm wondering where on earth one still has to wear a coat like this to search for eggs!

I don't remember how many eggs my parents would hide for me when I was growing up, but it was quite a few and there were certain spots around the house (we did it inside) that I would always find an egg. It became a joke as I got older because I'd walk right over to one particular fake plant and find an egg sitting right there on top, every year.

Gv hunts for her eggs outside and there are always six. There aren't a ton of spots to stick them in, but we have a big yard, so it's lot of fun watching her search. 

5. Family photo

Most years when I was growing up, we'd head over to my grandparents' house and have a big meal and lots of cousin fun. After dinner, we always took a big family photo (I'm wondering why we always waited until after dinner, because maybe if we'd taken the photo beforehand, my Granddad's belt and top button would have still been fastened!)

My parents and I would take some photos right after church, too. It's fun to look back and see all my fancy Easter dresses throughout the years.

G and I have tried to continue the family photo tradition. Last year's photo (above) is one of our favorites. I wonder how this year's will turn out?

For next week:

List 5 books worth rereading

This list could be extremely difficult for me, but I'm pretty sure I can find five that stand out from the rest.

I can't wait to see which books you share!

And now, here's this week's link party!  Another fabulous blogger has teamed up with me to create a list of five each week and we hope that you'll join us, too!

That's right, every post will be read, pinned and tweeted!  

Every Saturday, just stop by one of our blogs to add your own list of five, then pop over and read as many other posts as you're able to each week - treat it like a true party and really mix it up and mingle with our fun little community!

The rules are simple:  just write your own list following the prompt each week (feel free to interpret it loosely - or in a unique way!), follow both of the hosts on the social media channel of your choice, and then get into the spirit of the party by grabbing your favorite beverage or snack and reading the lists of the other party-goers.

Your Hosts:

Lisa, at Syncopated MamaFacebook // Twitter // Pinterest // Google+ // Bloglovin'
Samantha, at Motivated DaysTwitter // Pinterest // Google+ 

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