While fighting winter cold and gloom, it can be easy for spring to sneak up on us. Before we know it, Easter will be days away. That makes now the perfect time to begin planning your decorations. Not only will it allow you to make a plan and find decorations you’ll treasure, but thinking about Easter now can also help prevent the winter blues. The time after Christmas and the beginning of the year can seem to drag on as we face day after day of chilly weather and long nights. Thinking about Easter and spring and help to elevate your mood while giving you more reminders of why you celebrate Easter.
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Easter is not only a fun day, it’s also a special time of year – so why not have decorations that are reflective of that? Figurines like those made by Willow Tree combine beautiful designs with a heart-warming message. You can pick a few key pieces from their wonderful range of designs to highlight your feelings about the season, and then coordinate around them. Decorative signs, angels and figurines can add a special something to the home.
When we think of Easter we think of spring and new beginnings. This can be the focus of your decorations. Spring flowers can help set the tone. Fresh flowers are great but even silk flower arrangements can add a burst of colour. Pastels are the classic colour scheme for Easter. Especially if you have children, feel free to include cute bunnies and ducklings to keep it all fun and festive.
Take It Outside
Remember to add a touch of Easter and spring to the outside of your home, too. Bright yellow tulips practically scream spring. Why not set up rabbits peeking out of your flowerbeds to enchant children as they walk by? Plant bulbs, flowering plants and hanging baskets that bloom early so that your home will be ablaze with colour once spring arrives.
If planting new plants for spring isn’t an option, look for colourful, wooden flowers on stakes. You can place these so that they peek up out of your existing flower beds or shrubbery. A circle of decorative flowers around a tree or leading up to your home can also be an attractive feature.
Special Days for Children
Get your kids involved to help make your decorations special. Don’t stop at colouring books that can limit creativity. Let your children paint their own images, cut out paper rabbits to hang on the wall, and help them make garlands of flowers to display in their bedrooms and around the home. It is amazing how a few sheets of pastel-coloured paper and a little creatively can help transform a room. It can also help keep your wee ones entertained for a few hours. You’ll enjoy the relative quiet and your kids will have fun making decorations. As Easter approaches your children can dye Easter eggs but, unlike the eggs, your children’s Easter artwork can enrich your home all season.