30 Journal Writing Prompts for Easter

Easter is almost here. Are you enjoying yourself? Easter week is a wonderful  time to make extra entries in your journal.  Daily journal entries about Easter are a great way to reflect, express emotions, and enjoy the holiday. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following journal writing prompts for Easter.

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  1. What does Easter mean to you?
  2. How do you celebrate Easter? With your family? With your friends? In the community? School? Work? Go into detail.
  3. How are you going to spend this Easter weekend?
  4. Are you going to participate in any Good Friday services or activities?
  5. Do you send out Easter cards? Why or why not?
  6. How do you plan to spend Easter Sunday? Are you going to church? Sunrise Service? Regular Service? Or skipping?
  7. Describe attending Good Friday or Easter Sunday service. What was your favorite part? What did you dislike? Will you go again?
  8. Do you regularly attend church services? How is Easter time different for your church community?
  9. Did you participate in Lent? What did you give up? Describe the experience.
  10. Why is participating in the Lenten season important to you?
  11. What is your favorite song to hear at Easter? Why does this song mean so much to you?
  12. What is your favorite memory of Easter? Why?
  13. Did you celebrate Easter as a child? What was a typical Easter like for you? Your family? Your friends? 
  14. What is your first memory of Easter at church as a child? 
  15. Did you get Easter baskets as a child? What other traditions did your family do at Easter time?
  16. What was your favorite Easter basket toy, candy, etc.? Why are these items so memorable? 
  17. Do you do any childhood traditions with your family? Why or why not?
  18. Did you create an Easter basket this year for your family? Your friends? Your dog? What did you put in the baskets?
  19. Did you dye Easter eggs as a child? Describe the experience.
  20. Did you dye Easter eggs this year with your friends or family? Describe the experience. Who helped you dye eggs? What colors did you use? 
  21. Did you participate in Easter egg hunts as a child? What do you remember the most about the event?
  22. Are you or did you hide Easter eggs this year? Describe the experience.
  23. As a child, what was your favorite item to find inside of an Easter egg?  Why?
  24. As an adult, what would you like to find inside an Easter egg? Why?
  25.  Do you have a favorite Easter egg? Describe the color, the pattern, and other important attributes.
  26. Are you cooking a traditional Easter meal? What will you serve?
  27. When you were a child, what was your Easter dinner? What was your favorite part of the meal? Do you still cook the same meal today?
  28.  Has the significance of Easter changed for you over the years? Why? 
  29. What was your favorite memory of Easter this year?
  30. What are you going to change for Easter 2024?

Happy Easter!

30 Easter Drawing Prompts

Are you getting ready to celebrate Easter? Do you want to incorporate the upcoming holiday into your daily drawings? Or are you searching for a family-friendly Easter activity? Drawing is an easy way to bring your imagination of Easter to life.  If you need inspiration, check out the following drawing prompts for Easter. 

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  1. Easter Self-Portrait
  2. Easter Scene
  3. Happy Easter!
  4. Pastels
  5. Spring
  6. Easter Decor
  7. Community
  8. Easter Bunny
  9. Easter Basket
  10. Easter Eggs
  11. Easter Egg Hunt
  12. Bunny Paw Prints
  13. Easter Bonnet
  14. Top Hat
  15. Jelly Beans
  16. Peeps
  17. Family
  18. Friends
  19. Tulips
  20. Easter Lily
  21. Wild Flowers
  22. Cross
  23. Church
  24. Tomb
  25. Church Signs
  26. Baby Animals
  27.  Baby Chickens Hatching
  28.  Cotton Tails
  29.  Peace
  30.  Artist’s Choice

95 Non-Candy Easter Basket Fillers

Are you looking for cany alternatives for your Easter Baskets this year? Creating baskets for Easter morning is a fun tradition to share with your loved ones. If you are searching for non-candy Easter Basket fillers, check out the following ideas.

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  1. Books
  2. Bible
  3. Magazines
  4. Comic Books
  5. Sports Cards or other trading cards
  6. DVDs
  7. Gift Cards (These are a favorite among teens).
  8. Movie Tickets
  9. Digital Download Subscriptions
  10. Money (For extra fun, hid the money inside plastic Easter Eggs)
  11. Socks (Themed socks are a great choice)
  12. Jump Rope
  13. Sand Toys
  14. Sunglasses
  15. Beach Towel
  16. Flip Flops
  17. Goggles
  18. Water Toys
  19. Beach Tote
  20. Sunscreen
  21. Glow Sticks
  22. Paddle Balls
  23. Marbles
  24. Frisbee
  25. Kite
  26. Balloons
  27. Bandana
  28. Summer Hat
  29. Lip Gloss or Chapstick
  30. Kazoo
  31. Harmonica
  32. Toy Binoculars
  33. Butterfly Net
  34. Bug Catcher Jar
  35. Magnifying Glass
  36. Baseball and Glove
  37. Golf Balls and Tees
  38. Bouncy Balls
  39. Playdough
  40. Slime or Silly Putty
  41. Sidewalk Caulk
  42. Slinky
  43. Construction Paper
  44. Scissors
  45. Markers
  46. Colored Pencils
  47. Water Paints
  48. Acrylic Paints
  49. Paint or Sponge Brushes
  50. Glitter & Glue
  51. Art Paper
  52. Modeling Clay
  53. Coloring Books
  54. Bead Kits
  55. Rubber Stamps and Ink Pads
  56. Lego
  57. Hot Wheel or Matchbox Cars
  58. Toy Dinosaurs
  59. Army Men
  60. Stuffed Animals
  61. Animal Figurines
  62. Barbies
  63. Action Figures
  64. Baby Doll
  65. Travel Games
  66. Mini Puzzles
  67. Posters
  68. Jewelry (Cross necklace is always a great Easter gift)
  69. Hair Ties and Accessories
  70. Hairbrushes and Combs
  71. Enamel Pins
  72. Perfume/Cologne
  73. Nail Polish
  74. Body Spray
  75. Face Masks
  76. Travel Cups
  77. Travel Kits
  78. Backpack Clips
  79. Umbrella
  80. Rain Boots
  81. Journal
  82. Writing Pens
  83. Washi Tape
  84. Stationary
  85. Stickers
  86. Temporary Tattoos
  87. Punch Balls
  88. Yo-Yos
  89. Ear Buds
  90. Memory Cards
  91. Wallet
  92. Coin Purse
  93. Flashlight
  94. Expandable Washcloths
  95. Homemade Coupons for Fun Adventures

Enjoy! Happy Easter!

39 Photo Prompts for Easter 2023

Easter is almost here. Are you looking forward to the holiday? Do you want to capture Easter-related photos? If you do not know where to start, check out the following photo prompts for Easter. 

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  1. Easter-themed selfie
  2. Easter Sunrise
  3. Religious
  4. Church
  5. Cross
  6. Faith
  7. Prayer
  8. Holy Week
  9. Breakfast
  10. Easter Bunny
  11. Eater Baskets
  12. Easter Decor
  13. Dyed Eggs
  14. Hidden Eggs
  15. Dyed Eggs
  16. Chocolate Bunnies
  17. Peeps
  18. Easter Candy
  19. Pink
  20. Yellow
  21. Green
  22. Flowers
  23. Baby Animals
  24. Nature
  25. Family
  26. Friends
  27. Church Signs
  28. Community
  29. Display
  30. Renewal
  31. Peace
  32. Lamb
  33. Easter Bonnet or Hat
  34. Easter Attire
  35. Brunch
  36. Easter Dinner
  37. Beverage
  38. Photographer’s Choice
  39. Easter Sunset

30 Photo Prompts for April

April is here! Do you believe that April showers bring May flowers? Only time will tell. What a great month to snap some photos. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following photo prompts for April.

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  1. Prank
  2. Selfie
  3. Water
  4. Flowers
  5. Shapes
  6. Nature
  7. Black and White
  8. Shadows
  9. Happy Easter!
  10. Motion
  11. History
  12. Tilt
  13. Rule of Thirds
  14. Soft Focus
  15. Signs
  16. Technology
  17. Stillness
  18. Colors
  19. Macro
  20. Pathways
  21. Secret
  22. Fantasy
  23. Distance
  24. Skyline
  25. Street Life
  26. Sunrise or Sunset
  27. Wild Animal
  28. Blurred
  29. Lines
  30. Photographer’s Choice\

Have a great month!

55 Quotes for Easter 2023

Easter is getting closer. For many, Easter is a celebration of Christ or a timely visit from the Easter bunny. Do you plan on posting inspirational quotes or sayings on your social media platforms for Easter? If you need inspiration, check out the following quotes for Easter.

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  1. “Easter is very important to me. It’s a second chance.”- Reba McEntire
  2. “I still believe in Santa, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and true love. Don’t even try to tell me different.”– Dolly Parton
  3. “Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life”- S.D. Gordon
  4. “It’s when you crack open a chocolate Easter egg, that smiles emerge.” – Anthony T. Hicks
  5. “Dawn and resurrection are synonymous. The reappearance of the light is the same as the survival of the soul.” – Victor Hugo
  6. “Easter is never deserved.” – Jan Kanron
  7. “That is one good thing about this world, there are always sure to be more springs.” – L.M. Montgomery
  8. “I am the resurrection and the life.”- John 11:25
  9. “For I remember it is Easter morn, and life and love and peace are all new born.” – Alice Freeman Palmer
  10. “Spring unlocks the flowers to paint the laughing soul.” – Luther Burbank
  11. “The resurrection gives my life meaning and direction and the opportunity to start over no matter what my circumstances.” – Robert Flatt
  12. “The Easter egg symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with.”- Siobhan Shaw
  13. “We proclaim the resurrection of Christ when his light illuminates the dark moments of our existence.” — Pope Francis
  14. “Easter is the demonstration of God that life is essentially spiritual and timeless.” – Charles M. Crowe
  15. “The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day He created spring.” – Bernard Williams
  16. “Let us rejoice.” – Psalm 118:24
  17. Blessed are those who have not seen and have yet believed.” – John 20:29
  18. “He knows the way because He is the way.” – Jeffrey R. Holland
  19. “The resurrection is at the core of our beliefs as Christians. Without it, our faith is meaningless.” – Joseph B. Wirthlin
  20. “The story of Easter is the story of God’s wonderful window of divine surprise.” — Carl Knudsen
  21. “To a Christian, Easter Sunday means everything, when we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.” — Bernhard Langer
  22. “The great gift of Easter is hope.”- Basil Hume
  23. “The very first Easter taught us this: that life never ends and love never dies.” – Kate McGahan
  24. “God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.” – Saint Augustine
  25. “And he departed from our sight that we might return to our heart, and there find Him. For He departed, and behold, He is here.” – Saint Augustine
  26. “Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” – Pope John Paul II
  27. “People celebrate Easter with their near and dear ones. Nothing can be a better holiday to spend with your family than to celebrate the journey of the life of Jesus.” -Roma Downey
  28. “By grace, we are saved through faith.” – Kevin DeYoung
  29. “Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won’t stay there.” – Clarence W. Hall
  30. “Faith makes all things possible. Love makes all things easy.”- Dwight L. Moody
  31. “The entire plan for the future has its key in the resurrection.” – Billy Graham
  32. “I really do believe that God is love, one of deep affection and grace and forgiveness and inspiration.” – William P. Young
  33. “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.”  – Martin Luther
  34. “There would be no Christmas if there was no Easter.”- Gordon B. Hinckley
  35. “Easter is the only time when it’s perfectly safe to put all your eggs in one basket.”- Evan Esar
  36. “Jesus gave us spring as a reminder of how beautiful life can be after death.”- Unknown
  37. “Golf is just the adult version of an Easter Egg Hunt.” — Unknown
  38. “Egg hunts are proof that your children can find things when they really want to.”- Unknown
  39. “But from this earth, this grave, this dust, my God shall raise me up, I trust.” – Walter Raleigh
  40. “‘Twas Easter-Sunday. The full-blossomed trees filled all the air with fragrance and with joy.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  41. “In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” -1 Peter 1:3
  42. “Christ the Lord is risen today, sons of men and angels say. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens and earth reply.” – Charles Wesley
  43. “I believe in Christ, like I believe in the sun—not because I can see it, but by it I can see everything else.” – C.S. Lewis
  44. “Death is the justification of all the ways of the Christian, the last end of all his sacrifices, the touch of the Great Master which completes the picture.” – Sophie Swetchine
  45. “On Easter Day the veil between time and eternity thins to gossamer.” — Douglas Horton
  46. “Bunnies are cuddly, the large and the small, but I like the chocolate ones best of all.”- Unknown
  47. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” -John 3:16
  48. “Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” – Janine di Giovanni
  49. “Christ has not only spoken to us by his life but has also spoken for us by his death.” – Soren Kierkegaard
  50. “The Cross was the manifestation of Divine love without reserve or limit; but it was also the expression of man’s unutterable malignity.” – Sir Robert Anderson
  51. “The Easter eggs symbolizes our ability to break out of the hardened, protective shell we’ve surrounded ourselves with that limits our thoughts and beliefs. As we break open our hearts and minds we discover a transformation to new, life enhancing thoughts and beliefs.” – Siobhan Shaw
  52. “If Easter says anything to us today, it says this: You can put truth in a grave but it won’t stay there.” – Clarence W. Hall
  53. “Easter is one of my favorite holidays with the kids. They get to run loose, and we always have our family and loved ones all around us!” – Camila Alves
  54. “Easter can be the highlight of the year. Better than Christmas. Bigger than a birthday. And about so much more than just chocolate.” – Ed Drew
  55. “A man who was completely innocent, offered himself as a sacrifice for the good of others, including his enemies, and became the ransom of the world. It was a perfect act.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Happy Easter!

75 Hashtags for Easter 2023

Are you getting ready to celebrate Easter? Do you plan on posting Easter-related content to your social media platforms? Using hashtags has the potential to attract more people to your posts. If you are searching for inspiration, check out the following hashtags for Easter.

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  1. #Easter
  2. #Easter2023
  3. #HappyEaster
  4. #HappyEaster2023
  5. #EasterWeek
  6. #HolyWeek
  7. #HolyWeekBegins
  8. #ChurchBound
  9. #PalmSunday
  10. #PalmSundayS0ervice
  11. #GoodFriday
  12. #GoodFridayService
  13. #GoodFridayBlessings
  14. #EasterBonnet
  15. #EasterWeekend
  16. #EasterSunday
  17. #EasterService
  18. #EasterSunrise
  19. #EasterSunriseService
  20. #SunriseService
  21. #EasterBlessings
  22. #EasterAttire
  23. #EasterDress
  24. #EasterHat
  25. #BlessedandGrateful
  26. #Blessed
  27. #Jesus
  28. #HesRisen
  29. #HeIsRisen
  30. #Faith
  31. #ResurrectionSunday
  32. #Resurrection
  33. #JessusChrist
  34. #Believe
  35. #HolySpirit
  36. #PraiseHim
  37. #Peace
  38. #Love
  39. #Hope
  40. #Church
  41. #Christian
  42. #PraiseTheLord
  43. #GodFirst
  44. #SundayVibes
  45. #SundayFunday
  46. #EasterBreakfast
  47. #EasterNails
  48. #EasterStyle
  49. #EasterVibes
  50. #EasterSuprise
  51. #EasterDecor
  52. #EasterBunny
  53. #Bunny
  54. #Spring
  55. #SpringTime
  56. #PeterCottontail
  57. #EasterBasket
  58. #Family
  59. #Friends
  60. #ChocolateBunny
  61. #EasterEggs
  62. #EasterEggHunt
  63. #EasterTime
  64. #EggHunt
  65. #EasterFun
  66. #EasterDinner
  67. #EasterBrunch
  68. #EasterMeal
  69. #EasterLove
  70. #EasterSquad
  71. #EasterIsComing
  72. #EasterHike
  73. #EasterDay
  74. #EasterOutdoors
  75. #EasterSunset

Happy Easter!

What is Ash Wednesday?

Originally published on March 2, 2022

Updated today, February 22, 2023

Did you ever notice people walking around with an ash cross marking or smudge on their foreheads around late February or early March? Most people realize the ritual is part of a religious ceremony for the upcoming Lent season. Every year, 40 days without counting Sundays before the Easter holiday, Ash Wednesday occurs. Primarily a Catholic holiday, the day signifies the beginning of Lent or the Easter season.

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On Ash Wednesday, also known as the Day of Ashes, many churches hold special services. The sermons generally focus on repentance and prayer. Often the pastor or priest will provide long periods of silence for the worshippers to engage in personal devotion to confess sins.  

Using the ashes of palms from the previous year’s Palm Sunday, the ashes not only symbolize death but also repentance. Many church attendees use the ceremony to profess their love or recommit their lives to God before Easter. The priest or pastor says, “From dust, you came and from dust, you will return.” Then places the ashes on the person’s forehead.

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When Lent begins, many Christians will use the time for fasting and self-sacrifice by giving up specific luxuries. For example, someone may give up sugar or soda until Lent is over. Also, on Ash Wednesday and every Friday of Lent, faithful followers may forego eating meat.

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The rules of Ash Wednesday greatly depend on your personal faith. Many believe Ash Wednesday involves attending services, receiving the cross of ashes, quiet prayers, and personal reflection. No matter how you choose to begin the Lent season, the day should focus on a Christian’s personal spiritual beliefs and relationship with Christ.

Do you celebrate Lent? What traditions do you follow?

Quick Easter Basket Ideas for Your Dog

Tomorrow is Easter! Are you ready? Are you still preparing Easter baskets? Did you remember your four-legged companion? Dogs are a valuable part of your family. Spoiling them with an Easter basket adds to the excitement of the day. If you are searching for quick Easter basket ideas for your dog, check out the following list.

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Easter Basket Ideas for Your Dog

  1. New Collar: After the long winter, is your dog’s collar looking a little worn? Consider a brightly colored collar to go with the warm months ahead.
  2. Bandana: A new, holiday-themed bandana to wear around on Easter Sunday is the perfect addition to your dog’s basket. Bandanas are an inexpensive Easter Basket filler. You may want to grab a couple extra for the upcoming summer months.
  3. Squeaky Toys or Ball: Does your dog like squeaky toys? Or is playing catch a favorite for your four-legged fur baby? Almost every department store carries a large selection of squeaky toys and balls. Grab two or three for your dog’s basket.
  4. Dog Biscuits, Treats, or Bones: What’s your dog’s favorite snack? When you are out picking up last-minute items for Easter, grab a bag of your dog’s preferred treat. If you want to go the extra step, you can always make homemade dog biscuits to place in the basket.
  5. Doggie Fashion Wear: Shirts, coats, hats, and even pajamas are all available for your dog to enjoy.
  6. New Stuffed Toy (Dog Approved): A stuffed bunny or other dog toys are a perfect addition to the Easter Basket.
  7. Photo with the Easter Bunny: Many organizations host Easter Bunny photos for pets to raise funds. Generally, the cost is low or by donation. As a pet owner, you will get a memorable photo of your dog or the two of you together with the Easter Bunny. The best part, the funds raised go to a good cause.

Whatever you decide to do for Easter, take time to cuddle and love your faithful companion. Happy Easter!

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