With a request from FamilySearch that asked people to share their own Easter traditions, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints responded and shared their personal experiences.
Kristina Manscill from the Westwood Ward, Helper Utah Stake, shared her tradition of an Easter egg hunt her family does every year featuring green eggs and a single golden egg. “The green eggs have money in them. ... (anything from coins to $20 bills) and are always well sought after,” she said. “Oftentimes my mom will hide most of these in high places so that those who are in high school or college find them. I remember feeling so blessed as a college student when I found multiple eggs with $20 bills in them.
“Among all the Easter eggs that my mom hides, she will hide one golden egg. Inside the egg is a picture of Jesus Christ. Whoever finds the golden egg gets something special and memorable, and then my mom will usually read something about the true meaning of Easter and the importance of the Resurrection.”
With her in-laws, Manscill also does an Easter egg hunt but this one features color-coded eggs. Each family member is assigned a color. This creates fewer problems with older children finding a majority of the eggs and instead allows them to help younger children find their eggs. “Besides just candy, my mother-in-law includes tokens of the Easter story (and a scripture) inside several of the eggs,” she said. “When all of the eggs have been found, we sit down and read about Christ’s Resurrection and show the symbols inside the eggs, such as a thorn or rock.”