Easter has always been one of the favorite celebrations in our house -- colorful crafts, garden treasure hunts, delicious baked treats, not to mention all the minty-fresh patches of green crowned by startling fresh blooms and those dizzying new smells in the air! Coming on the heels of the Spring Equinox, Easter unrolls its grassy carpet for warm weather, gentle sunshine and much needed after-winter breath of loveliness and hope. It also packs a cartload of well beloved traditions. And while some of these traditions and symbols are all too familiar -- painted eggs, plush bunny decorations, flower door wreaths awash in pastels, delectable anthropomorphic concoctions in nearly every store window -- others are, well, not.
Wee Easter Witches on a prowl!
More Easter Witches!!! Love those freckles!
Finns decorate willow branches at Spring Equinox with feathers and brightly colored paper."Easter Witches" deliver the branches and recite a poem in exchange for candy/treats.
Homemade Easter Witch ornaments -- ooh, I know what Dasha and I are doing on Easter eve!
Easter Witch race...because really, why not?
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