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Spring Equinox and Handmade for Easter

Easter is the main festival we celebrate in England that I feel most uncomfortable about because I am not Christian. I feel that Christmas has evolved to mean something different to people – often it’s about celebrating time with family; however Easter is purely and simply about Jesus. For the last fifteen years or so I’ve done a mini easter egg hunt for my kids at Ostara, the spring equinox, which this year falls today. The Pagan religion interests me and resonates with me, although if pushed to label myself I’d say I was agnostic, bordering atheist with leanings towards Paganism, Buddhism and Christianity! So anyway, whatever your beliefs, I’ve put together a selection of handmade items that would be lovely as gifts at this time of year….

I absolutely love the hare motif – maybe because I’ve never seen a hare in real life so it seems rather magical. Send the beautiful card above by HeArtofNatureStudio.

Decorate your living room with these cute little clay decorations by ForKeepsByAmie:

Easter decorations

Easter decorations

If you’re looking for an alternative gift for an older child or teenager (they aren’t suitable as toys), maybe these adorable needle-felted lambs by LuckJudgementCards are just the thing. Made to order, you need to make your purchase quickly!

Easter Lambs

Easter Lambs

And of course Easter wouldn’t be the same without chocolate. I would be extremely happy if this chocolate hamper arrived for me! Handmade in England by Cocoa Tabby with fair trade cocoa beans, I think it’s really good value too:

Easter chocolate hamper

Easter chocolate hamper

I hope this post has given you some ideas to buy handmade for Easter rather than the standard plastic items from the supermarket. Do you decorate your home for Easter? Will you be getting crafty? Let me know in the comments!

 

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Clare

I just wanted to thank you for featuring my needle felt lambs. It’s so sweet of you to include them! Have a great day, Clare

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Helen

Thanks Clare. They are gorgeous lambs!

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