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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Caroline this morning hunting eggs

Easter
Our Easter week has been a long and wonderful week. As a family we started having A Christ Center Easter about 3 years ago. We do a various of things each night to follow the last week of Christ's life. I will try to recap the week after Spring Break. It has been a simple tradition with such wonderful meaning.
Last year I sent out Easter Cards to a few friends. I loved making the cards but after I put them in the mail I had already started to think of what I could send the next year to have the card be more focused on the true meaning of Easter.

So this year I decided to send an empty envelope. I know it sounds crazy. Inside the envelope near the top I put the scripture Mark 16:1-6 on a clear sticker. I hope those who receive the envelope will then be prompted to go to read the scripture which talks about when they looked for Christ but the tomb was empty. I think of how surprised they must have been, fully expecting there to be His body inside. Just like you would never think to open an envelope and have it be empty. I think of how fast the word must have spread after they found the empty tomb - "He Lives, He Lives"
It is a miracle that He lives. It is all apart of the wonderful plan for us all to live again.

Happy Easter

21 comments:

Amanda L. said...

I LOVE this. I am going to remember this for next year! We do the Easter Eggs with the scriptures and symbols inside each year...and the last egg is always empty and it's our favorite. There is just this quiet peace that everyone feels and I love it.

What a wonderful idea! Thank you for sharing.

Liz said...

I am glad you posted about this. When I got the envelope I was a little confused, but then based on your Happy Easter address label, I thought she must have a meaning to this empty envelope. I was right. Thanks for the lovely reminder!

Rachel said...

Isn't that the goal with our kids? To focus on the true spirit of the season. I look forward to reading about HOW you do this!
Where did you find those white wire baskets? I LOVE them!!!

Jill said...

The empty envelope is a great way to send Easter greetings that really conveys a strong message.

Shauna said...

Happy Easter! With this knowledge, it is truly HAPPY!
I LOVE this idea! Thanks!

Ashley said...

Great idea. I get very frustrated with the secularism of Easter. I don't know how to handle it, so I am looking forward to more posts with your Christ-centered Easter ideas. Thanks for always being willing to share your genius!

Marie said...

The empty envelope is, not surprisingly, a brilliant idea.

J&K Freeman said...

My husband and I were just discussing what to do about Easter in the future because it does seem to get out of hand. I can't wait to see the post about your eggs and what your family does. Thanks for the brilliant ideas.

crystal said...

What a GREAT idea for an Easter card. Or a non-card, I guess I should say. A perfect thought.

Cecilia Mills said...

Great Idea for the cards!!!Way to go girl!!!I love the picture of our daughter hunting eggs!!!

Heather said...

This really touched me...thanks Kristi for thinking of our family this Easter. I tear up every time I tell someone about it. Such a terrific reminder to us!

michelle said...

Please do post about what you did the week before Easter! Yesterday I decided that from now on, Easter will be different in our family. I want my children to feel what I feel. But how to accomplish it? I am waiting anxiously to see what your tradition is!

Anonymous said...

Sounds Like so much fun. And Bless your heart. Also cograts on your sweet niece being discharged from the Hospital Thats great. She is such a Cutie Pie

Chris said...

Thanks Kristi for the tips on tickets to the White House Egg Roll. We made it! What a blast! You will have to check out some pics www.rikerhome.blogspot.com. I hope you made it in as well!
Happy Easter (a little late)

Claudissima said...

GENIOUS....CAN'T BELIEVE I did not think of this...I did see the scripture, but was going to read it when the caos subsided...been really stressed and busy....but now that i read this, IT IS A WONDERFUL MESSAGE, A BEAUTIFUL ONE, AND SOOO INSPIRIING. THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS THANKS....YOU MADE ME SMILE AND MY HEART IS HAPPY! i WAS EXPECTING SOMETHING, AND i JUST RECEIVED IT. the most precious of them all...TO know that he lives...
thank you .kristi.
lv.
claudia

Melinda said...

Your girls dresses are so beautiful. I love them. I guess I need to check out ebay more often.

I bought the book Having A Christ Centered Easter and did some activities. I am hoping for a better year with it next year and being more prepared. I love the book and all that it has to offer.

elshmobelsh said...

We also made it to the Easter Egg roll! Thanks so much for all your help and guiding us in that direction. We had an awesome day!
Happy Easter!

Laurie said...

Very cool idea, simply beautiful.

TheVasquez3 said...

i am seriously stealing this for next year. GREAT idea!

joslyn said...

love the empty envelope idea. thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

sweet action sis

Adam