Whether you celebrate Easter with a focus on religion, a new season, or simply the fun of candy, colors, and a magical bunny, creating and keeping tradition is important. This is especially true when you find yourself away from home and loved ones.
Regardless of how you celebrate, Easter is a special holiday that brings families together and creates lasting memories. However, for military families who may be separated from loved ones, creating new Easter traditions can be challenging. To keep the spirit alive, here are some family-focused ideas to help military families celebrate Easter as a family.
Decorate hard-boiled eggs with your family using dyes, stickers, or other materials. This is a fun way to get creative and bond with your loved ones.
If your family has traditional Easter recipes, continue to make them and share them with your family. This is a great way to feel connected to your loved ones and keep the tradition alive.
Host an Easter egg hunt in your backyard or community space. This is a fun and exciting way to celebrate the holiday and make new memories as a family. Get creative with the hiding places and make it a competition between family members.
Gather your family together and create Easter-themed crafts like decorating Easter eggs or making bunny ears. This is a great way to bond and get creative with your children.
Bake Easter-themed treats together as a family, such as cupcakes, cookies, or a bunny cake. This is a fun way to spend time together and create delicious treats that everyone can enjoy.
Attend Easter services together as a family. This is a meaningful way to celebrate the holiday and connect with others who share your faith.
Host a family Easter brunch and invite other military families to join. This is a great way to create a sense of community and celebrate the holiday with others who may also be far away from their loved ones.
If you are unable to be with your loved ones during the holiday, consider setting up a video call to participate in the same Easter traditions as a family. This could include watching the same Easter service, sharing photos of Easter baskets, or even participating in an Easter egg hunt together virtually.
Send Easter cards or letters to your loved ones to show them that you are thinking of them during the holiday. You could include photos of your family celebrating Easter or write about the new traditions you are creating together.
As military families navigate the challenges of being away from loved ones during Easter, it’s important to remember that creating new traditions and keeping existing ones can help make the holiday special and meaningful. Whether it’s hosting an Easter brunch, decorating eggs, or attending Easter services as a family, there are endless ways to celebrate the holiday and create new memories.
So, grab some Easter baskets, dye some eggs, and make this holiday one to remember. Happy Easter to all military families, near and far! At the end of the day, the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the time you have with your loved ones.
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Written by Brandy Hall, MSN, RN
Brandy Hall, Nurse Writer, turned a passion for patient teaching into content writing. By creating easy-to-understand patient education content, she helps people understand their health without complex terms and jargon. She is published on Sleep.com, Healthnews, Healthcentral.com, and more.