Holiday cards for all the kids who, like me, didn’t grow up in a religious home but still exchanged gifts on Christmas and hunted for eggs on Easter Sunday. The cards briefly describe the ancient origins of these holidays, the connection these celebrations have to the seasons, and why these special days may be worth celebrating whether you're religious or not.
People have always celebrated the end of winter and the start of spring. Eggs and bunnies are ancient symbols of what make this season special: new life and a fresh start. Folklore, religion, and popular traditions have mixed and changed over time, but families and friends still gather in the spring for the same reason they always have: to celebrate stories of rebirth. It’s a brand new day! What story will you add to it?
People have always celebrated when the longest nights of winter pass, and days begin to lengthen. Evergreen trees are ancient symbols of life prevailing through dark times. Folklore, religion, and popular traditions have mixed and changed over time, but families and friends still gather during this season for the same reasons they always have: to share joy and celebrate stories of light brightening the earth. Every day grows brighter! What will you do with your light?