Proper Easter Etiquette Can Go a Long Way
Not too long ago it was almost exclusive to say “Merry Christmas” to somebody. With the age of political correctness and differing religious views (or lack of religious views), many people opt to just say “Happy Holidays” more often these days.
Easter can present some similar issues because of its religious origins as well. Most of you know that Easter is founded on the Christian belief that Jesus was crucified, died and rose again. However much like Christmas, many people still celebrate this holiday whether or not they are believers of Jesus or not.
So what if you’re invited to an Easter Brunch? Should you bring a gift? What if your host or you yourself are not a Christian? Easter etiquette when it comes to gift giving is really just a matter of good taste and common sense.
Whether or not you celebrate Easter as a Christian, think about the person who has invited you for an Easter meal. If you know they are Christian, then appropriate gifts for this holiday can include symbolic religious gifts. For example, gifts depicting Jesus or a cross are common. Cross pendants or a wall crucifix are some of the more popular Easter time gifts. If your host is not a Christian or you’re unsure of their status, a nice Spring themed gift basket or flowers will be appropriate.
Many people become baptised during Easter. You can easily find related gifts at Christian gift stores around your city that can help you find just the right thing for the occasion. A symbolic candle or picture frame is a great way to help them remember this special day in their lives.
If your gift giving is aimed toward children, you can never go wrong with a plush Easter bunny stuffed animal or the famous chocolate bunny. My personal favorite are the little yellow marshmallow peeps candy. Buy a basket from the dollar store and fill it with your own candy and toys to save money.