1 Corinthians 15:2-4
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
I have often wondered why Christmas gets more attention than Easter. After all, isn't the death & RESURRECTION of Jesus Christ as important as His birth?? The only thing "exciting" to me as a child when it came to Easter was getting a new Easter dress for church and eating a yummy ham dinner... and I guess that wasn't so bad, but why not celebrate it a little more than that? And, I don't mean by joining in on the commercialism of marshmallow chickens, chocolate bunnies, and candy-filled eggs... but I mean by making a point to talk about Easter with your kids, do Easter activities (focused on the true meaning of Easter), read the "Easter Story" from the Holy Bible as well as children story books (once again, only stories that portray the true meaning of Easter... which, BTW, I have yet to find), decorating for Easter, and even giving your children special Easter gifts that can in some way represent the true meaning of Easter.
Now, I am not saying I have done any of these things in years past (besides reading from the Bible), but I have been thinking about it a lot more this year and am hoping to make Easter more of a celebration than it has been in the past. We will be having our traditional ham dinner with my parents/family on Sunday, but I want to do even more.
I do not have all (or any?) of the answers, so I am asking you all for some help! What do you do for Easter with your children to make it special while celebrating the true meaning? Please share your thoughts & ideas in the comments!