Eggciting Easter Traditions and Unforgettable Memories

As kids, we all know that rush of excitement when you wake up and realize it’s Easter morning and there are hidden presents waiting for you downstairs. Whether it is Christmas, Thanksgiving, or Easter, every teengager has favorite memories or traditions from when they were younger that they keep hidden in their hearts. Since Easter has just ended and spring has sprung, I have decided to ask some students at Christ Church about some of their favorite Easter memories and traditions.


Sophomore Raine Harris said that her traditions and memories are the craziest, most unique ones out there. The Harris family enjoys getting creative with their decorations; according to Raine, their mom hand makes their dinner decor, creating anything from plates to napkins using brightly colored cloth, fabric, and other materials. Their mom bought fake moss online to create placemats and painted flowers on green cups to add some festivity to the dinner. The final tradition is the Easter tree. The Harris’ get together and decorate a small tree with handmade ornaments such as painted eggs with various easter designs. Dying the easter eggs and creating unforgettable memories as a family is Raine’s favorite Easter memory as a child. Being creative is what makes the Harris so different in the best way.  


Another more simple yet memorable Easter tradition is sophomore Halie Schroeder’s lunch with her nana. She stated that some of her best memories growing up were when her nana created homemade food such as fried chicken, rice, and chocolate cake. Hailie prefers eating homemade food that she helps her nana make rather than going out and buying food on Easter. Hailie also says having cooking wars with her nana while dancing to music in the kitchen will always be one of her fondest memories. This proves that you do not need to do something extravagant with your family; simply just being in each other’s presence is an Easter well spent.


The last Easter memory is an emotional one. When I went to church on Easter Sunday, the preacher spoke about my favorite Bible passages, Corinthians 13:4, which says, “ Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.”


This is my all time favorite passage because it sheds light into the most important message that separates humans from animals, which is love. This passage defines the true meaning of unconditional love. Love is not supposed to be a competition, jealousy, and love is bringing out the best in other people and being there for their worst. This passage means the most to me because it showed me the way love should be and showed me that love is the best thing we do.


It is clear that Easter has different meanings to every single person at this school. Easter is important because of the memories, people, food, church etc. Easter is really a break to get away from school, stress, and material things and reconnect with family, friends, tradition and create unforgettable memories.