Why My Kids Aren’t Getting Easter Baskets This Year

For my seven-year-old: The Miracle of Easter (Young reader level 3, he’s an advanced reader. For smaller kids, I’d highly recommend The Story of Easter. We’ve loved it for years!)

For my eleven-year-old (girl): Glimmer and Shine: 365 Devotions to Inspire. My daughter adores all things in the Faithgirlz series and I know she will love this devotional!

For my fourteen-year-old (boy): The Guy’s Guide to God, Girls, and the Phone In Your Pocket. To be honest, I’m afraid I will get an eyeroll from my teen on this one, but the reviews are REALLY good, so I’m going to give it a whirl!

Our Easter won’t be devoid of treats: after church. we’ll have a fun family dinner, play with cousins, and I’ll make a (hopefully) delicious gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free treat that meets everyone in the family’s dietary needs. We’ll talk about the reason we celebrate Easter, and how it is the day that truly makes our lives here on earth worth living.

This year, we’ll go without Easter baskets, but it doesn’t mean we won’t have an amazing Easter. That ship sailed over 2,000 years ago. Because of that first Easter, every day is filled with hope and joy…even the bad days.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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