Why parents are digging out Christmas decor and repurposing it for Easter.
There's no denying that Christmas trees bring the joy of the holidays to life into our homes. They make us happy and decorating them creates moments of happiness with our family. And now during these trying times, people are finding that same joy decorating Easter trees.
Some parents are digging out their faux Christmas trees and redecorating them for Easter.
"Given the current situation and the craziness of it all, I thought we'd try and cheer the house up a little bit, because we're all stuck here for the foreseeable future," says mama Louise Connolly.
"And it gave the kids something to do. They thought it was hilarious! I just want to make this time memorable for them in nice ways," Connolly says.
While the trend is fairly new in the US, Germany and Sweden have followed the trend for centuries. Known as Ostereierbaum, the tradition symbolizes the start of the spring season.
Some mamas are opting for minimalist versions while others are going full Christmas with faux evergreen trees.
From whimsical pink and farmhouse to sparkled and rustic, there are a rainbow of Easter tree varieties to buy or DIY. Just don't forget a pair of bunny ears at the top!
Need ideas? Here's what to put on your Easter tree for a cheerful pop of color:
- Plastic dyed eggs
- Rabbit-themed stuffed animals
- Faux peonies + roses
- Pastel-hued lights
- Faux carrots
- Paper bunnies + chicks
- miniature birds or bugs
Krezalek tells Mothery some moms in her neighborhood suggested outdoor Easter trees as a way to cheer up everyone's kids.
Strung up lights on the stairs today to make it more fun and cosy at home for Hayden (and us!) 🍭🍭🍭 pic.twitter.com/Gn98H9hh7b
— Camilla Luddington (@camilluddington) March 28, 2020
During these hard times, we all need something to smile about, and if you're one of the people who can't wait to get their Christmas decorations up you now have the perfect excuse to get them back out.