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Here comes the Easter Bunny...and The Little Gnome!

Published 7 months ago by Alexis Alexander

Holidays are a special time for families. They encourage quality time and togetherness, are a great excuse to eat chocolate and give people a chance to slow down (unless you’re a parent, maybe). In childhood, every holiday seems magical. You go to sleep, wake up and boom - TREATS! What could be more exciting?

Easter is my second favourite holiday (number one is Christmas:). Here’s how my family and I celebrate:

Everything starts early in the week when we tell our two young children that a phone call came from 'Buggly Bunny' - aka, the Easter Bunny. We tell the kids that Buggly Bunny is stopping by on Easter to hide some eggs. Naturally, they get incredibly excited and spend the rest of the week looking forward to Buggly’s visit.

Colourful eggs are placed all around the house - some easy to find, some more challenging for our four year old. There is always a clue to a larger hidden prize at the end of the hunt. This year, it's super hero capes that I picked up at a local craft show where Friendly Fables had a table! We will also attend a popular community Easter egg hunt over the weekend with friends - always a fun time!

The whole family gathers on Easter Sunday and elaborately decorates the dinner table. We decorate hard-boiled eggs with brightly coloured dye, and then while eating dinner, everyone picks a 'special egg' and challenges others around the table to an egg battle. Yes, an Easter egg battle! The challenger hits the egg of the opponent and whichever Easter egg survives is the winner. My Russian Opa used to include a shot of vodka in this tradition, but we will not be introducing that particular element to our children for many, many, many years. :)

This year involves a new, Friendly Fables-inspired tradition. I have placed a small garden statue in my backyard that looks just like The Little Gnome. We are excited to move the gnome to different places around the garden this spring and tell the kids all about his adventures in the garden. Maybe these tales will become a wonderful new story! Please don't hesitate to share your suggestions on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Easter means family and springtime. The sun always seems to shine on Easter! If you’re looking for a last minute Easter basket idea, you can order The Little Gnome here. Thanks for your support!

From all of us at Friendly Fables, Happy Easter!

Holidays are a special time for families. They encourage quality time and togetherness, are a great excuse to eat chocolate and give people a chance to slow down (unless you’re a parent, maybe). In childhood, every holiday seems magical. You go to sleep, wake up and boom - TREATS! What could be more exciting?

Easter is my second favourite holiday (number one is Christmas:). Here’s how my family and I celebrate:

Everything starts early in the week when we tell our two young children that a phone call came from 'Buggly Bunny' - aka, the Easter Bunny. We tell the kids that Buggly Bunny is stopping by on Easter to hide some eggs. Naturally, they get incredibly excited and spend the rest of the week looking forward to Buggly’s visit.

Colourful eggs are placed all around the house - some easy to find, some more challenging for our four year old. There is always a clue to a larger hidden prize at the end of the hunt. This year, it's super hero capes that I picked up at a local craft show where Friendly Fables had a table! We will also attend a popular community Easter egg hunt over the weekend with friends - always a fun time!

The whole family gathers on Easter Sunday and elaborately decorates the dinner table. We decorate hard-boiled eggs with brightly coloured dye, and then while eating dinner, everyone picks a 'special egg' and challenges others around the table to an egg battle. Yes, an Easter egg battle! The challenger hits the egg of the opponent and whichever Easter egg survives is the winner. My Russian Opa used to include a shot of vodka in this tradition, but we will not be introducing that particular element to our children for many, many, many years. :)

This year involves a new, Friendly Fables-inspired tradition. I have placed a small garden statue in my backyard that looks just like The Little Gnome. We are excited to move the gnome to different places around the garden this spring and tell the kids all about his adventures in the garden. Maybe these tales will become a wonderful new story! Please don't hesitate to share your suggestions on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

Easter means family and springtime. The sun always seems to shine on Easter! If you’re looking for a last minute Easter basket idea, you can order The Little Gnome here. Thanks for your support!

From all of us at Friendly Fables, Happy Easter!