I am dreaming of a White Christmas Easter

Christmas Eve is the most important part for children of German Christmas celebrations. It's the first day with the X-Mas tree in Germany, and the perfect X-Mas Eve is a white X-Mas, with snow. When I was a child, Christmases usually were white. Alas, I think the last 15 years have been without snow.

However, today is Easter Sunday. Perfect would be green grass, daffodils, tulips and sunshine. Yesterday was cold, but no snow. The picture has been taken this morning. It really was a big surprise for me.

I guess Easter is much more important in Germany than in the USA. It's also a big holiday with presents and good food. And of course with huge family gatherings. Since I overslept last Christmas sick and with high fever, this feels much more like Christmas today. And for the rest of you without snow: Happy Easter!


I think I see the Easter bunny hiding in the snow! ;)

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter!
My family is very Catholic, so we celebrate Easter just as much as we celebrate Christmas--with a big meal and gifts (in the form of candy, stuffed animals and baskets of goodies).

We had snow for Easter here in New Hampshire as well. In fact, nothing but snow all winter, with a new storm every two to two and a half days. So pretty--and so tiresome!

My husband and I aren't religious but we do a nice Easter dinner. Our observance is more Pagan in its meaning--fertility of the land and return of life in nature.