Easter is the most important festival in the Christian calendar and it is a time of celebration for millions all over the world. One way that many people celebrate Easter is by sharing gifts. This Easter, you can make a real impression by sharing Easter gift baskets.
If you’re not sure how to make an Easter gift basket, follow our five easy steps:
- Find a Basket
- Colour – Try to stick to soft colours like white, yellow, pink, green and brown. Unlike Christmas hampers , you can’t use any colours that are too loud and noisy.
- Material – Wood and plastic are great. Try not to use any material that is too heavy.
- Age – Old baskets are fine, just don’t pick anything that looks shabby.
The first thing that you need to do when making an Easter gift basket is to find a suitably sized basket. The basket must be big enough to hold your gifts, but small enough so that there is no excess room inside.
Other factors to keep in mind when choosing gift baskets are:
- Fill Your Basket
Now that you have picked out your basket, it is time to fill it with your gifts. Usually, you will find that most baskets have chocolate eggs, but some Orthodox Christians like to use painted boiled eggs.
In order to keep the eggs from breaking, it is suggested that you use some sort of padding. A great idea is to use grass as padding. Not only will the grass protect the eggs, but you can put a plastic bunny rabbit in there for added effect!
- Extra Decoration
- Tie a coloured ribbon around the basket;
- Sprinkle bows and flowers around your gifts inside;
- Add some inexpensive gifts for the kids;
- Extra Decoration
In order to make your Easter gift basket really stand out, you need some extra decorations. Here are some ideas:
- Wrap Your Basket
In order to protect your basket from dirt and dust, it is recommended that your wrap it in transparent plastic or coloured paper. When you arrive at Church, you can take the wrapping off.
- Attach a Greeting Card
The last step to making an Easter gift basket is to attach a greeting card to the basket. All you need to do is buy a small Easter gift card and attach it to the basket. Just make sure you remember to write a personalized message inside. A great idea is to include a reference from the Bible. For example:
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook and the rocks split. The tombs broke open and the bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs, and after Jesus’ resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many people – Matthew 27:50-53
Now that you have created your Easter gift basket, it is time to go to church and share the joy of Easter!