What is the origin of the Easter egg?

With Easter fast-approaching (it’s on the 31st March this year!), we were debating the meaning behind the Easter egg. It turns out that eggs are associated with Easter because they symbolise new life and rejuvenation. Traditionally, the church banned eating eggs during Holy Week – the week that leads up to Easter. Modern Easter eggs are often made of chocolate and this practice is thought to have originated in Germany and France during the 19th Century. It seems that chocolate Easter eggs make it into the shops earlier and earlier every year!

 happy easter band

Many of our Easter ecards feature beautifully decorated Easter eggs. You can view the full collection here.

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