Wishing a very happy Easter to our customers who make our business possible!
Easter 2017 is less than a week away and many of us are planning our annual traditions. There are hundreds of Easter traditions. Humans have been celebrating Easter as it's known today for more than 20 generations. The yearly game of receiving hidden eggs or "gifts" corresponds with the coming of spring; for Christians it is the resurrection anniversary of Jesus. Easter marks the time for counting our many blessings and receiving the gifts and blessings to come as Spring begins. Easter also marks the end of Lent, a 40-day period in which many Christians give up certain vices or habits they find pleasurable.
Without contest, an Easter egg hunt is the most popular tradition with millions of children across the globe searching for eggs on this day. The unclear origins of the egg hunt came from spoken stories. Historians speculate the hunting of eggs on Easter began with the Pennsylvania Dutch around 1700. They believed in an egg-laying hare called Oschter Haws (or Osterhase). Hares are larger rabbits that live in open areas, such as deserts or prairies, and have their young in simple nests on the ground. Since hares "lay eggs" in the grass, children were told to build nests for them and search for the eggs it left behind. The Easter bunny isn't known for laying eggs anymore, but the game of searching for his presents definitely is.
The Easter Bunny will either put the baskets and eggs in a designated place or hide them among the house or garden for the children to find when they wake up Easter morning. Sometimes children participate in community and school Easter egg hunt competitions.
A fun and creative Easter egg hunt idea -
Making sure young children have a chance to find and collect as many eggs as the older children may be the biggest Easter egg hunt challenge! How do you stop older children who are faster egg finders from getting all the spoils? To allow every child to find the same amount of eggs use color coordinated Easter egg buckets. These unique Easter baskets are perfect for making cute Easter baskets and tough enough for any Easter egg hunt.
We used 5-quart buckets which are available on our website. Each bucket in the picture is holding about 60 plastic eggs. You can personalize and decorate these metal buckets using vinyl stickers or hot glue as adhesive for foam, glitter, felt, fabric, glossy paper and more!
Our color metal buckets are available in 15 colors and four sizes (2-quart, 5-quart, 10-quart, 16-quart)! They're made of durable powder coated steel. An electrostatically charged powder color is applied and baked for 10 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit to thermally bond the color to the substrate bucket steel. Needless to say, this is a quality bucket that will last.
When you've nailed the creative Easter basket ideas using these metal buckets, they double as cute storage containers with lids for small toys, socks, and snacks - order the optional storage lid. Plus the blue, green, and orange are the best Easter basket ideas for boys. Are we right?
Happy Hunting Everyone!
What Easter egg hunt ideas do you have?