Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Easter Baskets

I love looking at all of the fun creative Easter Baskets that show up each year.  As I've gotten older, I now look for baskets that are functional and can be used throughout the year.  I'm loving this sweet little toolbox basket from Pottery Barn.  I'm already thinking of all the different ways I can use this.  It can even be monogrammed.  Nice!

Easter is celebrated because it signifies the resurrection of Christ.  Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter, is the time when many Christians sacrifice the consumption of certain foods until Easter Sunday. The 40 days of Lent is based on two Biblical accounts; the 40 years of wilderness wandering by the Israelites and our Lord's 40 days in the wilderness at which point he was tempted by Satan.

During our Lenten time, we participate in abstinence, fasting, confession and acts of mercy to strengthen our faith and devotional disciplines.  We should leave Lent stronger and more faithful than when we entered the season.The tradition of feasting on a large Easter meal is symbolic of the end of Lent.  Historically, the Easter feast was brought in large baskets to the church to be blessed by priests. This is where the link between the Easter holiday and Easter baskets was formed.

I'm loving this monogrammed toolbox.  How about you?

Have a great Tuesday and remember to be loving and be kind.