The origins of the Easter egg came from the dietary restrictions of Lent hundreds of years ago. Since eggs were not to be eaten they were prized gifts exchanged on Easter morning. As the custom went on people started to dye, color or decorate Easter eggs. This tradition reached its pinnacle with the eastern Europeans in the 1800’s when the prized Faberge Eggs were created. In more modern times the Easter egg plays a major part in the White House Easter Egg Roll that happens on Easter Monday.
In most Christian and many non-Christian families Easter basket are given out to children. These baskets are usually filled with fake grass, excelsior or some other packing material and filled with chocolate, jelly beans and other candies, and no basket is complete without a few Easter eggs. Some families also include a few gifts as well.
Some adults and corporations are also giving out Easter Gift Baskets where appropriate. The most appreciated ones are these tailored specifically to the recipient like gourmet cooking items, golf equipment, beauty and healthcare products, even some personal development and business books. There are no hard and fast rules it’s all about being creative.Photo by PersonalCreations.com