Some of my fondest Easter memories are of the days of preparation for our family gatherings–especially the days of shopping for all the little girls’ dresses with my mom. It was no easy assignment, but my sister, sister-in-laws and all the nieces and nephews would spend the day at the mall in search for our Easter outfits. The boys added their own type of excitement to the day but there’s something about the enthusiasm of the little girls when they picked out a beautiful new dress that made these memories so precious. The joy of a child adds so much to the celebration of my favorite holiday.
I love Easter because it honors the very core of my faith and celebrates the new life that we all long for. There is nothing like a fresh start; a new beginning. Life after death; joy after sorrow. These are the thing that give us the hope to go on when things are difficult and winters are long. Like this one. We may not have any flowers blooming this year, but Spring has shown up after every winter I have ever known and I believe it will show up again, even if it doesn’t happen until after Easter.
We don’t have many little kids this year either. Most of them are teens now.
But though the grass is covered in snow and the kids are less excited about dressing up, one thing remains: whatever age we are and whatever the weather will bring: even if we need to leave our eggs white in order to hide them outside, Easter represents the hope within us and it is worth celebrating!
Are you still excited about dressing up? If your Easter celebration calls for a new outfit, and you are wondering What2Wear, I offer my suggestions:
- Classics: A pencil skirt and suit jacket with your finest pearls
- Naturals: A simple sarong of pastel colors with some texture to the fabric.
- Dramatic: A monochromatic maxi dress with lots of accessories.
- Ingénue: A soft floral dress of pastel colors and freshwater pearls
- Romantic: A lacy, tiered floral skirt with a soft flowing blouse and droplet earrings
- Gamine: A strong A-line dress with metallic buttons and bright, bold, contrasting colors (at least 3)
Catrina Welch is an inspirational author and speaker whose personal experience with rejection, betrayal and loss–as well as her expertise as a cosmetologist, image consultant and Biblical life-coach–is empowering women to BE and LET BE.
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