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Watch: 7-day Easter advent from Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler will bring you closer to Christ

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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.

These daily "5-Minute Fireside" videos from Emily Belle Freeman and David Butler of Don't Miss This 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

Check out each of the daily videos below and get Emily Belle Freeman's Christ-Centered Easter Creche here, available now at DeseretBook.com

Day 1: The People of Jerusalem

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An Easter Celebration by LDS Living + Don't Miss This (Day 1 - The People of Jerusalem)

Day 2: Simon

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An Easter Celebration by LDS Living + Don't Miss This (Day 2 - Simon)

Day 3: Joseph and Nicodemus

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An Easter Celebration by LDS Living + Don't Miss This (Day 3 - Joseph & Nicodemus)

Day 4: Mary Magdalene

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An Easter Celebration by LDS Living + Don't Miss This (Day 4 - Mary Magdalene)

Day 5: Emmaus

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An Easter Celebration by LDS Living + Don't Miss This (Day 5 - Road to Emmaus)

Day 6: Thomas

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An Easter Celebration by LDS Living + Don't Miss This (Day 6 - Thomas)

Day 7: Easter Morning

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An Easter Celebration by LDS Living + Don't Miss This (Easter Morning - Our Testimony)

Editor’s note: This article was originally published on LDSLiving.com in April 2020.


Christ-Centered Easter Creche

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.

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