5 Ways To Get Your Easter “On”

GO TO CHURCH

After all, the resurrection of Christ Jesus is the reason for the Easter celebration.  After Jesus was crucified (Good Friday) he was buried in a tomb.  Three days later, when the tomb was reopened, his body had been resurrected.  If you want to know more, LeadingTheWay.org has some fantastic videos and resources about Christ’s ministry.  Expect a larger than usual crowd at church.  Easter is always the most attended day of church each year.

If you live in or are traveling to Chicago, USAChurch.com and Yelp.com  have links to a variety of church services.

GO SEE THE EASTER BUNNY

Sure- it’s not eggsactly what the celebration is all about, but it’s fun and one of my favorite childhood memories.  And if you aren’t going to volunteer to don the FULL BODY bunny costume (not just the cute little ears), take the kids- or be a kid and see where the Easter Bunny is hopping around in your city.

If you live in or are traveling to Chicago, Peter Cottontail is paying a special visit to the Maxwell Street Market from 10:30 – 1:30!  Don’t forget your camera!

GO TO BRUNCH

You won’t go wrong with a fancy hotel Easter brunch- or any brunch with mimosas, for that matter.  And when you want to take it easy, and make sure you have quality conversations that are not interrupted by the kitchen timer, a good old-fashioned stuff-your-belly brunch could be just the thing.  Don’t forget to overtip today.  Your servers would rather be relaxing on Easter too- and it’s just the cool thing to do on holidays.

If you live in or are traveling to Chicago, OpenTable.com has a slew of Easter brunches for your to compare.

PLAY OUTSIDE

Spring has sprung and as long as it’s not storming- today is the perfect day to run around outside hiding and finding Easter eggs.  Growing up in Texas, Easter was always a warm day of running around in my grandparent’s yard searching for eggs and planning my next cascarones victim.  God, I miss confetti eggs.  I’m sure there’s some “game” on tv, but how about instead- we all go outside and get our game on.  You dig?

If you live in or are traveling to Chicago you can’t beat a walk from Navy Pier to Millennium Park along Lake Michigan.  Take a picnic or get ice cream and snacks along the trail.

TELL PEOPLE YOU LOVE THAT YOU DO

If you forgot to mail a card- it probably won’t get there in time for Easter.  BUT you can still send a ‘happy spring’ card, or a ‘thinking of you’ card… or any kind of card, really.  Don’t we all love “happy mail”?  USPS is old school and that’s what makes a colorful piece of mail all the more special.  You can similarly send an e-card from Hallmark or JibJab- just make sure you personalize it.  I’m gonna Skype my family since I wont be there.  If you haven’t tried video chatting with people you love- Sunday’s a good day to get on it.  At a minimum- call.  If you are short on time, just say, “I don’t really have time to talk, but I just wanna say that I love you and Happy Easter.”  It really is the thought that counts.

Ta-dah!  Of course there are ton more ways to share the spirit of hope and spring, and I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments below.

Happy Easter!

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