Easter is an important Christian holiday. It is the high point on the church calendar and it is a celebration of hope! It reminds us what had to be done to bring those who were far away (us), near to God.
As wonderful as Easter is, it isn’t always possible to share it in person with all the ones we love. There are any number of reasons why family members and loved ones might be separated during this most joyful holiday, nevertheless, it is possible to make the person far away feel included and near to your heart.
Shower them with cards
One way to create that shared feeling is through the sending of inspirational cards. Inspirational cards with a clear Easter message are inherently full of hope and receiving cards makes the person remembered and thereby included in your family’s Easter celebration. Send a card to grandparents living in another state, to aunts or uncles serving in the military or to loved ones spending the season in a hospital bed. In fact, you don’t have to send just one – why not send them a card every day for an entire week?
Instead of an Easter basket, make an Easter box
Another way to include people at a distance is to make up an Easter box. You (and your children) can decorate a shoebox or other box with colored paper and fill it with brightly colored Easter grass. In your box you can place a tiny cross, a book about a favorite saint or some new devotional reading. You could also make some handmade crafts to include. Construction paper eggs decorated with rickrack and ribbons or a cheery spring bookmark make wonderful additions.
A taste of Easter is like a taste of home
If your family enjoys special cakes or cookies at Easter time – this is a great time to send some to loved ones far away. If you like, you can send the recipe with a note explaining that these goodies are part of your yearly Easter observance. Even though they are not able to be in your home, you are sending part of your Easter celebration to them.
Phone calls – just do it
Phone calls are another way to help erase the miles at Easter. With today’s technology your phone call might be a Skype video call – but the idea is the same. Take the time to enjoy a leisurely visit, just as if they were physically in your home.
Easter is a significant holiday and one you’ll want to share with the significant people in your life. Inspirational cards and gifts are one way to share the joy, but there are lots of ways to make your loved ones feel that they are somehow part of your celebration this year. Pick up inspirational cards and religious gifts at The Printery House and start planning ways to help those far away feel near at Easter.