While it’s true that children never tire of chocolate and sweet confections why not make this year’s Easter basket a bit more meaningful? There are any number of inspirational gifts parents can tuck inside the brightly colored Easter grass to reinforce the true message of the holiday. And children aren’t the only ones you can bless with an Easter basket, adults also will be blessed by a basket full of special Easter gifts. Here is a list of gifts that you can give to share the message of Easter to get you started.
Little girls will enjoy finding a new cross necklace or bracelet in theirbasket. It might be fun to put her jewelry in a plastic Easter egg – sort of a prize in a prize. Boys might enjoy pocket prayer medallions. Dad, too, might like receiving a more masculine stainless cross necklace. The cross and the empty tomb are at the center of our Easter
celebration and our faith. We wear these symbols in honor of our Lord.
Religious books make terrific inspirational gifts. Choose from children’s bibles, activity books for Lent or Easter (use the Lent books next season) or children’s bible story books depending upon the ages of your children. These books will help your child remember that Easter morning is about more than chocolate bunnies. And they will be the vehicle for many blessed hours together sharing God’s true words.
So much of Easter focuses on children and the joyful hunt for eggs on Sunday morning. But the truth is that Easter is a celebration we share with one another as believers. Isn’t there someone special in your life with which you’ve shared spiritual things? An older Christian who has guided you with godly counsel or a younger believer whom you’ve had the privilege to encourage in the faith? Make this Easter special for them with the gift of religious artwork. Reproductions of icons, stained glass depictions of the Last Supper or a Resurrection Triptych all make terrific inspirational gifts this Easter season.
For those special ones who live far away, consider tucking a religious bookmark inside an Easter card. Look for bookmarks with uplifting messages like No problem is too big for God or Each moment is a new beginning. There also lovely bookmarks bearing the words of scripture itself. Your loved one will be delighted to be remembered and will feel that way every time they open the pages of a book!
At The Printery House you’ll find religious books and jewelry, faith-encouraging artwork and a wide array of bookmarks and Easter greeting cards. We want to help you find the inspirational gifts that will help you share the real meaning of Easter this year.