Welcome To Easter Stuff!
We welcome you to our site Easter Stuff. Here you will be able to find some of the cutest Easter decorations available, or at least we think so. We have tried to find the best Easter products available at the best prices, giving you the fantastic prices. We also have tips for decorating eggs, party favors, and free graphics to help you entertain for Easter if that is your plans. Of course, we have more available and hope to grow into one of the largest Easter sites, offering you the most variety of Easter decorations and other Easter Stuff available online.
Please contact us if there is something you are looking for and we will be glad to research it and find it for you. This can be anything from products or anything related to Easter. We hope you enjoy your looking around our website and welcome you to come back to Easter Stuff again and again!
Easter Stuff Products Featured In Magazine
We recently had some of our products featured in a photo shoot in the Yum For Kid's Magazine. To view Easter Products featured click on the link. You will also find some Tips On Making A Homemade Easter Tree. Lots of fun for you and your kids to have when making a homemade Easter Tree!
Easter's date for 2013 is March 31.
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A Little Bit About Easter - Easter's History
Easter is a Christian holiday, the term Easter is derived from the German word Ostern. It is celebrated in many countries all over the world. Easter Sunday is the 3 day after Christ was crucified and rose from his tomb. The Friday is known as Good Friday then Easter Saturday. In a Christian calendar Easter is 40 days after Lent.
The earliest recorded observance of an Easter celebration comes from the 2nd century, though the commemoration of Jesus' Resurrection probably occurred earlier. There are many controversies of when the actual date of Jesus' Resurrection and trying to fix a date. The 20th century had proposals for fixing it after the 2nd Saturday in April. This of course had some supporters but it hasn't come to past. Easter will shift with the Georgian Calendar each year, it can never fall before March 22nd or come after April 25.
There are many customs associated with Easter. One is putting lamb on the alter and having it blessed. The lamb is the symbol for Christ - "behold the lamb of God which takes away the sins of the world," John 1:29. The lamb is then ate on Easter. Once the Lenten fast ended a feast of ham, eggs, bread, and cheeses were eaten that had also been blessed for the Easter occasion.
Easter Eggs came about in the 13th century when there were abundance of eggs because people couldn't eat eggs during Holy week. The chickens of course continued to lay the eggs. Since the eggs were laid during Holy week the eggs were painted and used as decoration. The eggs then became a symbol of Resurrection, because of new life coming from the eggshell. Orthodox tradition is to paint eggs red to symbolize Jesus' blood shed on the cross.
In 1884, Lucy Hayes, the wife of Rutherford B. Hayes, had the first annual Easter Egg roll on the White House lawn. Easter Egg hunts have become a popular tradition in the US.
The Easter Bunny
The custom of having a rabbit in Easter is a Protestant tradition that started in Europe in the 17th century. It came about to reject Catholic Easter customs and traditions. It was said that the Easter rabbit laid the eggs and hid them. However it didn't become well known until the 19th century. Other European countries use other animals instead of the Easter Bunny like a fox or cuckoo.
Other Symbols Of Easter
Of course the are other symbols associated with Easter. The cross, Easter Lilies, Tulips, and Daffodils. Most of Spring symbols can be used as Spring symbolizes new and reborn.