Easter is always fun to celebrate, and these frugal Christian Easter traditions make it even better for your family. Easter can be costly if you do all of the events and baskets, but these frugal ideas are perfect Christian Easter traditions that focus much more on your faith and much less on possession and candy.
Seven Frugal Christian Traditions for Easter
Read the scriptural account from each of the Gospels and compare details. Instead of just one account, read all 4 Gospels account of the Triumphal Entry, Last Supper, Peter’s Denial and of course the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. Take time each evening from Palm Sunday until Easter Sunday to read these accounts and see the details each focused on.
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Rise at sunrise on Easter to celebrate the resurrection with your family or church if possible. Many churches host a sunrise service in celebration of Christ resurrection. Even if your church does not, you can rise early with your family to watch the sunrise in honor of the Son, read scripture and pray together as a family.
Host a “last supper” meal on Maundy Thursday. Many churches do this, but you can also do this in your home with your family Have a special Last Supper meal and share communion with your family as a way to prepare for the services on Easter Sunday.
Sing traditional Easter Hymns. Throughout the weeks leading up to Easter, take the time to share with your family the traditional Easter hymns that speak of the resurrection of Christ. Teach your kids the fun songs that kids often sing, but also the classic hymns that will be sung during worship services.
Plant seeds for a new creation. This fun tradition has become more popular in recent years. As Christ is the representation for us on the cross allowing us to have new life, you can plant seeds for flowers or even vegetables on or around Easter to begin a “new creation”. They are a great reminder of how something so small can become something so beautiful.
Watch the Passion of the Christ. This isn’t appropriate for younger viewers, but the movie the Passion Of The Christ is a great choice to watch with your older children, or just the adults. It is a poignant reminder of what Christ did on the cross. While somewhat violent and graphic, it can easily remind you of what Easter stands for.
Make Resurrection Rolls. This simple and yummy recipe is a popular choice around Easter. Resurrection Rolls are not only great to eat, they easily show how the tomb was empty when the disciples came to look for Christ after his death. The rolls start out whole and closed, but cook to be empty on the inside just like Christ tomb.
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These simple frugal Christian Easter traditions are ideal for sharing with your family this year. They are meant to not only remind you of the reason for Easter, but also of the love you have for your family in this time. Creating new Christ centered Easter traditions is important for your family and easy to do with these ideas.
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