Posts Tagged ‘e cards for Easter’

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

Happy Easter! I hope you all have a lovely day with your friends and family.

Katie x

Floral Easter Ecard

Floral Easter Ecard

 

You can still send you Easter ecards today!

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

If you haven’t sent your Easter greetings to your friends and family yet then don’t panic, you can still send one of our Easter ecards today and it will arrive by tomorrow. When you send an Easter ecard from our collection, it whizzes around the world and instantly arrives in the inbox of the recipient. Alternatively, you can schedule your Easter ecard to be delivered first thing on Easter morning and, since each of our ecards can be customised to include your own personal message, what could be nicer to wake up to on Easter morning? Except for a visit from the Easter bunny of course…

You can view our full Easter collection by clicking here.

What’s the story behind the Easter bunny?

Friday, March 29th, 2013

For many children around the world, the excitement of hunting eggs left by the Easter bunny is part of the magic of Easter. Rabbits are often associated with Spring due to their fertility at this time of year … but where did the story of the Easter bunny come from? The story of the Easter bunny dates back to the Anglo-Saxons and their celebration of Eostre – the Goddess of Light and Fertility, whose earthly symbol was the rabbit.

Dancing-rabbits-1

German settlers in the U.S.A then introduced the story of the Easter bunny in the 1700s – children believed that if they behaved themselves, then they would be left a basket of eggs. The boys turned their hats into baskets and the girls did the same with their bonnets. We couldn’t resist including this adorable photograph of some little Easter bunnies! We have a funny animated ecards featuring a group of dancing Easter bunnies which you can view here.

 

Homemade Easter Eggs

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

If you feel like getting creative then why not try your hand at making some homemade Easter eggs? You can find a good recipe here. One of the perks of making your own Easter eggs is that you can mix and match different types of chocolate – you can make an egg which is half dark chocolate and half white chocolate or you can carefully mix two different types of chocolate together to create a marbled effect on your egg. Though the heating of the chocolate may not be appropriate for children to help with, children of all ages will love the opportunity to pipe their own shapes and Easter messages onto the eggs.

Easter Ecard

Easter Ecard

The best part of it is, of course, eating your egg when Easter Sunday comes! We have an EGG-Cellent collection of Easter ecards available on the Katie’s Cards website which are perfect for you to send this week.

Why do we hunt eggs at Easter time?

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

One of the reasons that eggs are associated with Easter is because they conjure images of revival, renewal and rebirth. Historically, eggs were forbidden by Christians in the days leading up to Easter and so they became a treat when they were finally allowed on Easter day. So why do we hold Easter egg hunts? There are many explanations from all different cultures behind this but one of the reasons that spans across cultures is the belief that finding eggs brings good luck. Apparently, decorating Easter eggs is also an age-old tradition that people have been doing for thousands of years. The first chocolate Easter eggs were made in 19th Century France and  Germany.

So, now that you know a brief history of the Easter egg, you’d better get decorating/hiding/eating yours! We also have some EGG-cellent Easter ecards on the Katie’s Cards website.

New Easter ecard!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

We are delighted to announce that there is a new Easter ecard on the Katie’s Cards website in preperation for Easter Sunday this weekend. This colourful Easter ecard depicts the sun coming up on Easter morning, a cockerel happily crowing away and a line of adorable chicks chirping an Easter message.

Easter Cockerel Ecard

Easter Cockerel Ecard

 

This Easter ecard joins a beautiful collection of Easter ecards on the Katie’s Cards website. To send any of our ecards, simply sign up for a Katie’s Cards membership and you will be able to send an unlimited number of ecards for the duration of your membership. You can find out more about joining Katie’s Cards here on the Katie’s Cards website and can view our entire Easter collection by clicking here.

 

Easter Ecard of the day!

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Our Easter ecard of the day is this lovely ‘Easter Chicks’ ecard, illustrated in various pastel colours, it features all of the signs of spring. It ends with some beautiful Easter eggs cracking open to reveal some adorable little chicks inside.

Easter-chicks-ecard

You can view this ecard and the other ecards in our Easter collection by clicking here.

Brand new Easter ecard! 2012.03.28.

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

Hi all,

I am delighted to show you a brand new Easter ecard that we have made for you to send this Easter season. We have been asked on many occasions to create cards with more of a Christian theme and so we decided Easter was the perfect time to do this.

Here is Easter Sunday. We hope that you like it.

'Easter Sunday' Easter ecard from www.katiescards.com

'Easter Sunday' Easter ecard from www.katiescards.com

Katie x

Why do we egg-hunt at Easter time? 2012.02.01

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

The custom of egg hunting has become a fun game that is played by children at Easter time all over the world who believe that the Easter Bunny has hidden chocolate eggs for them to find.

Having looked around at various pieces of information on Easter I have found that there are strong symmetries between religion and folklore. It is easy to understand why the egg would symbolise spring being a new beginning, but in Christianity the egg also symbolises the resurrection. The events origins are different for different cultures, religions and countries but the celebrations and symbolism attached to them are all the same or very similar.

I have found a number of explanations regarding the egg hunt, one of them being that the custom was carried from Germany (where their Osterhase (a hare) would lay her eggs in baskets that German children would leave outside of their homes) to America. It is thought that once German immigrants arrived in America the activity transformed slowly into what it is now. I also read that the act of egg hunting came about around the time of the rise of Christianity over paganism. I have read two versions of this rumour, one suggesting Christians were persecuted by Pagans and one that said the opposite. According to the rumour, the victims who were either Christians or Pagans were found and persecuted for practising their religion. They celebrated their custom by burying eggs instead of exchanging them and were found by their tormentors who bribed children to look for eggs buried around homes and on land. When an egg was found, the owner of the land would then be persecuted for following Paganism/Christianity.

Today, this fun filled tradition is celebrated by people all over the world, unaware of what made their ancestors begin doing these things. It brings joy to so many people along with the rest of the vast array of modern day Easter practices which now includes sending of Easter e cards. I wonder what customs we will take with us into the future and what they will evolve into in years to come?

Katie x

Dancing Easter Eggs and Rabbits, the perfect Easter Ecard?

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

At Katie’s Cards we just love dancing Easter Eggs and Bunnies, so we could not resist filling our new Easter Ecard with them. Inspired by the films of Busby Berkeley and a little nod to Austin Powers with a cool latin 1960s music track.

Dancing Easter rabbits ecards

Dancing Easter rabbits ecards

We hope you enjoy sending it to all the younlings in your family or friends family.