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In many families Easter just isn’t as big of a deal as it was when we were kids. There was so much fanfare around the big day and just thinking of it makes us feel warm and fuzzy. From the Easter egg hunt to the Easter baskets to the big family dinner that always followed it was really important day. Did your family do these Easter traditions?

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12) Easter Egg Hunts

In some families (mine included) the Easter egg hunt was staged by the parents and was a massive undertaking. The adults would wake super early to hide the eggs all in and around the house and we could have Easter dinner until the kids found every last one of them. This was good incentive to find them since a forgotten hard-boiled egg would be pretty ripe in about a week if no one found it.

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11) Pastel Dresses

Easter was the time to get a new outfit and special new Sunday best shoes. Little girls were dressed in pastel dresses, often with some kind of lace collar, and then white or black patent leather mary jane shoes. Hair bows, flowers, or an easter hat usually completed the look.

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10) Chocolate Bunnies

These little guys were once completely ubiquitous around Easter. The favorite thing when we were little was bite the ears off of a hollow chocolate bunny then and then fill it with milk. You’d eat and slurp together in a messy, but fun ritual.

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9) That “Straw”

The plastic straw for the Easter baskets seemed to get into and into everything in the house. But, just like tinsel at Christmas, it added to the fun of the holiday.

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8) Picking Bouquets of Daffodils

Nothing quite says Ester like the blooming of daffodils all around the neighborhood. A bouquet of these delightful buds on the table really made it feel like Easter and it was almost always the first daffodil bouquet of the year.

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