Have you ever thought about what it would be like to approach Easter for the first time? I realise that each year there are people celebrating this holiday for their first time, but I am thinking back to being as we are now, but seeing Easter for the first time, with the cross, the Easter Bunny, chocolate, eggs, baby chicks, spring lambs, Mini Eggs, bonnets, daffodils and pastel colours.
I don't really have a definite memory of my first Easter, the way I do of Christmas, but I do remember as I got older, sitting with my Gran and Great Aunts - Bell and Nancy - planning Easter celebrations. Much thought was put into what to make, who would sit where, what china would be used. Lists were written and battleplans drawn up. I watched and listened, mouth smeared with chocolate absorbing all they talked about.
This year it is my nephew's first Easter, and it is really exciting. As we watch him take in Easter for the first time, I am struck by how wonderful life is. So full of rich moments that make magical memories. Of opportunities for laughter and joy. Of the chance to look at things that have become routine with new eyes, the eyes of a child.
Here he is wearing his first set of Easter Bunny Ears from Asda. Adorable and cute as a button, he wore the ears without a second thought, and was fascinated to look at himself in the mirror with them on.
These Asda Bunny Ears are fun, and with their one size fits all, work well for adults and children, as a token gesture towards Easter dress, or to make little one's laugh as grown ups wear them. Easter costumes, don't need to be complicated or fancy and I love how these sweet ears bring a smile to everyones face. Everyone roared with laughter on Sunday when I walked into the kitchen cool as a cucumber but wearing the bunny ears. It wasn't long before the little one was reaching out for them.
As you prepare to celebrate Easter - why don't you take a moment to look around you and not see the old, but look just that little bit closer for the new. Why don't you put on a pair of bunny ears and watch the smiles on the faces around you.
That's it for now ...
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