Bunnies or Eggs for Easter?
What's The Meaning Behind Easter Eggs?
Eggs are not just for Easter, but they are certainly very popular around this time of year! Eggs represent many things including birth and rebirth, generation and regeneration, springtime or atonement. In a nutshell (or p'raps in an eggshell) eggs symbolise new beginnings.
While eggs have long been part of Christian Easter celebrations denoting the Resurrection, decorated eggs were also given in pre-Christian Spring celebrations to represent continuing life, with glorious colours telling the story of nature's renewal. Some stories also tell of the Sun-Bird being hatched in the World Egg, or two halves of an egg forming heaven and earth.
Easter Gift Ideas
Oh My Giddy Aunt's Egg charm and pendant range is not for eating, but to tell the stories of new beginnings, for Easter and for many other chapters in the story of life.
Other well-loved Easter symbols include chickens, spring flowers and bonnets, lambs and bunnies, and in Australia, the lovely Bilby has become recognised as part of the Easter celebrations.
Rabbits, including the Easter Bunny, are also symbols of new life and many people enjoy the magic of the story of the Easter Bunny hiding eggs for children and the young at heart!
We've gathered a few more Easter keepsake and gift ideas to help you tell your story.