Easter is so early this year, it could almost sneak up on you! Well, it actually has on me! I love Easter for many reasons…most of all because is is the celebration of my Risen Savior, Jesus Christ – who was born of a virgin, died on the cross for the sins of the world and rose on the third day.
I wanted to share this beautiful family tradition with you from Family Treedition. For several years, I have had the Easter Story Egg Ornament Cards and the devotional guide from Family Treedtion. They walk you through Christ’s life, death, and resurrection, while at the same time highlighting one of His many attributes. This year I have added the Felt Eggs to the tree. Each egg corresponds with the card and has a pocket in which to place the card. There is a wonderful story behind the eggs and the felt they with which they are made. Family Treedition partners with craftswomen in Kyrgzstan to make these and other felt ornaments. Each is made with Kyrgyz wool felt. Using techniques passed down through generations, the wool fibers are matted, wet, rolled and pressed together to create the felt. Then, each patter is hand-cut and sewn to make these heirloom ornaments.
This partnership evolved into a cottage industry for the Kyrgys women, allowing them to work in their homes and help provide for their families. Our team of 8 women have been an integral part of the design of these precious ornaments that share an amazing story. They also have other sets that include the Jesse Tree Ornaments. Like an Advent Calendar, the ornaments and devotional take you from creation through the birth of Christ, starting on December 1st and concluding on Christmas Day.
We read the Devotional prior to Easter and then each person at the table on Easter takes a card and reads the corresponding scripture. My family loves this tradition.
Founder Catherine McInnis has given me a set of the Easter Story Egg Ornament Cards to give to one lucky reader of The Lush List so that you can begin this tradition with your family. There are several ways you can win these cards so see below to enter. Giveaway ends Monday at 5pm. I will send the cards to you in time for Easter!
Good Luck and Happy Easter!
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