Easter is on its way, and it’s the perfect time of year to show your loved ones that you are thinking about them, even when you can’t spend time together. At this time of the “new normal”, it’s hard to make holidays without family and friends feel so normal. We curated a list of perfect ways to celebrate Easter with some-bunny far away.
Mail a Card
Never underestimate the power of a heartfelt card. Words have power, and mailing a heartfelt greeting can truly brighten someone’s day. It’s a relatively simple idea to mail a card, but it can provide much sentiment for the recipient. You can write a note on stationery, hand-make a card, or purchase one from the store, but be sure to let the recipient know how much you care about them and miss them.
While it seems second nature to send a text, email, or DM, taking the time to send a card via snail mail can be meaningful. Greeting cards also give your loved one something to display and preserve. If you aren’t sure where to begin or how to write a letter, check out these tips.
Send A Hand-Made Gift
Taking the time to make a heartfelt gift can communicate how much you care about the recipient. Order craft supplies online, or be creative and go through your stash of DIY materials at home. Sometimes it isn’t the gift itself, but it’s the reasoning behind it that’s important.
Turn this crafting session into a bonding experience with your children, and ask them to help make and package gifts to send. You can create an entire Easter basket, or a few items to go inside of one. The internet and Pinterest deliver fresh inspiration, and here are 66 ideas from Country Living.
Live Stream Your Easter Egg Hunt
We are fortunate to live in a time where we can connect through technology. Use FaceTime, Instagram video chat, or Skype (learn the basics here) to live stream your egg hunt with family and friends. Follow your child around as they hunt for eggs, or have the kids take control of the device. They can lead a guided tour as they search for treasure. Encourage your long-distance family and friends to cheer the little ones on, or they can weigh in on where they think the next treats could be.
Surprise Them with Flowers
Flowers are the perfect gift to show some-bunny how much you care any time of year, but spring blooms bring extra color and cheer. Surprise your friends and family with fresh flowers for Easter. Choose a festive Easter bouquet like traditional white lilies or pastel-colored flowers that resemble Easter eggs. P.S. Don’t forget to include that thoughtful note with your flowers from tip #1.
Chocolate bunnies and treat-filled eggs are a staple for Easter. Send a few edible gifts to your loved ones who are far away, but be careful of any dietary restrictions. Include seasonal sweets that are only available this time of year, such as malted milk eggs, jelly beans, peanut butter eggs, and Peeps.
To add more sentiment to an edible gift, you can bake homemade treats. It’s a fun way to make family memories together as you try baking something new, or a great way to continue the tradition with a classic family recipe. Check out a few of these homemade candy ideas to create, package, and send away with love.
Decorate Eggs Together
Decorating eggs may seem impossible as a long-distance activity, but this is another time where technology can come to the rescue. Choose a time to dye eggs together and send a virtual calendar invite. Gather your supplies, and use Facebook video or Zoom to talk as you exchange decorating ideas and wait for the colors to soak into the shells. This is a unique way to make Easter memories with long-distance family and friends. Get some egg-cellent inspiration from these unique ways to embellish eggs on the web.
Plan a Similar Meal
If your family has a few favorite recipes, you can plan to make identical - or at least similar - Easter meals. Even though you are far apart, you can find a sense of togetherness through your family tradition. You can even consider scheduling your Easter dinners simultaneously so you can celebrate at the same time.
If you aren’t cooking a big meal, you can always do something simple, such as having morning coffee together. Sip your cup of joe while you talk on the phone or FaceTime. Connecting with your loved one first thing in the morning can be a fantastic start to get you egg-cited on Easter morning.
Call Your Peeps
Don’t forget to check on your peeps (and not those cute marshmallow ones). If you’re looking for a simple way to connect with your loved ones on Easter, a phone call will suffice. In an era where we read most of our communication on devices, listening to a person’s voice can make so much difference. Chat about the events of the day, or reminisce about family Easter memories. It’s a fabulous way to use our phones for their intended purpose - talking.
No matter how you choose to celebrate, we hope that you can connect with those that can’t be with you at Easter. Shop our full Easter Collection to see all hand-picked spring arrangements curated for the season.