Generally, what we get out of something is dependent on what we put in. That principle can apply to our experience with Easter. We want to help you and your family make Easter more than just a day, but an opportunity to strengthen your testimony and come closer to Christ.
In case you missed it, we wanted to share with you the weeklong Easter celebration we created in collaboration with Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This. These daily "5-Minute Fireside" videos count down each day of Holy Week. Each video focuses on a different eyewitness to the last week of Christ's mortal life and presents an invitation for your family or a tradition to begin. These simple experiences are not meant to add chores or stress to a reverent holiday season but to offer something different. They give your family an opportunity to slow down from the candy and egg hunts and instead spend time reflecting on the Savior's ultimate sacrifice and triumphant Resurrection.
If you want to start the traditions David and Emily suggest in each video, here are the supplies you'll need:
• Monday: Tree branch and vase
• Tuesday: A roll of jute
• Wednesday: Eggs for dying and yellow onion skins
• Thursday: Plastic Easter eggs
• Friday: Paper
• Saturday: A bouquet of lilies
• Sunday: 12 Rhodes Rolls, 12 marshmallows, sugar, cinnamon, butter
Day 1: The People of Jerusalem
Day 2: Simon
Day 3: Joseph and Nicodemus
Day 4: Mary Magdalene
Day 5: Emmaus
Day 6: Thomas
Day 7: Easter Morning
A companion scene to the best-selling book Celebrating a Christ-Centered Easter, this wooden Easter set depicts the people who were a part of the New Testament Easter story. Available now at DeseretBook.com.