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Easter Tree…(Lent Begins on February 17th!)

For those of you wanting to do an Easter tree…here is something I created to get you prepped early! You now have a couple of weeks to get everything together if you want to do it! You can find this post later under “Crafts” also so you don’t have to search through past entries to find it. Todays scripture reading…to come later:)

For those of you wanting to join me in creating a Lent tradition, I have created 5 word documents for you to download and print. This activity requires you to find 41 treasures for the 40 days of Lent (a few after to celebrate the resurrection!). The list that I used is in each document download. I found these 41 treasures (one day is a “nothing day” as you wait on the resurrection) at Dollar Trees, Hobby Lobby, ebay and some I made myself out of felt. These word documents were created to be printed on shipping labels—so you can easily print them on 2″x4″ labels and stick each label on a ziplock bag to store your ornaments in to remind you the story and verse—as well as to store safely from year to year.

All the work has been done FOR YOU! Your welcome;). Now…you just need to run to the store and buy white shipping labels – 10 per sheet 2 in x 4 in. (I bought Office Max’s offbrand and it matches the download template of Avery 8163). But as long as you purchase the 2″x4″ with 10 on a sheet—this should work!


Lent Days 1-10
Lent Days 11-20
Lent Days 21-30
Lent Days 31-40
He Is Risen Days 41-42

I followed the instructions found in Carol Brazo’s book “No Ordinary Home: The Uncommon Art of Christ-Centered Homemaking”…which by the way is a must have in any mommy’s library! Carol Brazo walks you through how to beautifully celebrate the final week of Lent, Holy Week, with your children—and this is SURE to be a memory they will forever hold dear in their hearts as they encounter the Savior this powerful week in an amazing way. My favorite is one of her explanations of how she celebrates Sunday…

“Every Easter Sunday I am the first one up. Mark, like the disciples before him, hears those magical words, “He is risen” from the mouth of a woman. The little girls are awakened by their mama’s cries of joy, “He is risen!” and they in turn wake up their brother. Those first words belong to women. They are our gift and our heritage. And every year, as I hear women cry out their joy, a place deep inside me, inside the female part of me, is resurrected and brought to nerve-tingling life. He is risen! He is risen! Wake up and rejoice!”

I hope you enjoy this wonderful experience with your family from year to year. Happy treasure hunting as you prepare for Lent!

julie@Flitterbugs - January 26, 2010 - 1:31 pm

I am soo excited about this! Thank you for sharing. i just got back from Target where I found a miniture globe on the $1 isle. I was planning on hanging it above our table with verses about preaching the gospel to all nations, but I think I will save it for the Easter tree!

april - January 26, 2010 - 2:33 pm

such great ideas…never heard of an easter tree! :0)

Amy @ Filled With Praise - January 26, 2010 - 3:31 pm

Thanks for sharing. You are so sweet!

Heidi - January 26, 2010 - 5:58 pm

I love it!! I will be for sure doing this sounds great! Thanks for sharing your creative!