ad gifted // First and foremost, I cannot believe it’s Easter already in just a few weeks. Where has this year gone? But Spring is upon us and I typically really enjoy this time of year around Easter. Whilst it might not be the most widely celebrated and extravagant holiday, it’s still a great time to fit in some nice Easter activities and slow down.
It’s been a bit stressful in my life this year so far, so I’m hoping this Easter period will give me some time to sit back and take stock. If it’s been the same for you, then I hope you can get some time to do the same. Easter is obviously closely linked with Spring, a time of year I always think about as a new beginning.
The Winter is close to being over and the new year feeling has worn off. With new baby animals, new weather and new flowers blossoming everywhere you look, it’s no surprise that so many people consider Spring as a time of renewal. And I think that’s beautiful; it’s always a good time to start new.
In this post, I’m going to share some little things I love about Easter. It’s nothing big or crazy, just small little pockets of joy I find in this holiday, during this time of year. I also had a special delivery from Thorntons, which I’m SUPER excited to show you too!
6 things I love about Easter:
Easter wouldn’t be Easter without the chocolate, would it? I love Easter Eggs and I’m a firm believer in them tasting better than “regular” chocolate, just because they’re in the shape of an egg. This year, I’ll be celebrating Easter with Thorntons and their Hoppy Easter Collection, which was kindly gifted to me for this post.
This collection contains 4 eggs and an Easter bunny, so the perfect amount for the whole family. The Marvelous Magnificent Personalised Easter Egg is absolutely HUGE. I’ve never had an Easter egg that big before! The unicorn, white chocolate bunny and the dinosaur eggs are a more “normal” size, so the perfect eggs to gift friends or family. And the bunny? A perfect treat for yourself.
I love Thorntons chocolate. I always have. So I was super excited to tuck into a bit of this collection with a cup of tea. And although this post is going up before Easter, there’s no rule to say you can’t open your Easter eggs yet, right?
There’s not much to say other than it’s Thorntons. Beautiful, creamy, delicious and high quality chocolate in every single bite. The packaging of each of the eggs is lovely too, so the perfect treat for someone you care about this Easter.
A roast dinner
You can’t beat a roast dinner on Easter Sunday! Honestly, I rarely have a roast dinner these days. My family don’t cook them every Sunday like we used to when I was a kid. It’s just one of those things we fell out of the routine of doing. But I can always count on my Mum to do a roast dinner on Easter Sunday!
A proper day off
Easter Sunday is a bit like Christmas Day in that it’s one of the only days of the year that things reaaaally do switch off, slow down and FEEL like a proper day off for everyone! It’s a great day to spend with family, perhaps doing a spot of Spring cleaning or just chilling and watching Netflix.
Time to slow down
I feel like we can really do this around Easter time. If you’re a parent, then obviously your children are off school for the Easter holidays so it might be a bit hectic to begin with, thinking of things to do and how to keep them occupied but it can also be a great chance to switch off from your normal routine and focus on family life and days out with the family.
Who doesn’t love baby animals? Spring and around Easter is that time you’ll see plenty of baby chicks and lambs hopping around in the fields. I’m going to be volunteering at an animal sanctuary near me for their Easter weekend, so I’m expecting to see plenty of baby animals whilst I’m there!
Not always guaranteed of course, the UK can cook up some seriously weird weather at some weird times of the year. But typically, it’s around Easter when the weather starts to get warmer and also more consistently nicer, which is always a great boost to our mental health.