According to folklore, the legend of the Easter bunny was brought to America in the 1700’s by German immigrants. German folklore believed an egg laying hare called “Osterhase” left children colored eggs on Easter morning. As part of the tradition, children made nests and left them out on Easter Eve for the creature to lay its colored eggs.
As the tradition spread to America it has evolved through the centuries. Now, an Easter basket is filled by more than just colored eggs on Easter. Modern day Easter baskets are very decorative and colorful, are made out of a variety of materials: colorful woven straw or wood, plastic, and some are made of canvas, and woven cloth. Modern day Easter baskets almost always contain candy: chocolate bunnies, chocolate chicks, chocolate eggs, even chocolate kitty cats! In America, Easter has become the 2nd best selling candy Holiday after Halloween. Sometimes even gifts are included in Easter Baskets: gift ideas include no sugar alternatives such as children’s books, plush toys, itunes cards and much more.
Motivated by Easter, Kelly planned several LuvKelly Kitten Easter Basket photo shoots:
A spring nature-inspired butterfly and bird nest photo shoot specially created for the month of MARCH to coincide with the LuvKelly Recycles Campaign. We recycled a twig wreath, some bird feathers and a soft brown blanket. we covered the twig nest with a soft brown cloth and feathers to make it nice and soft for the kitten to sit in.see Penny playing in bird’s nest above left.
A soft and inviting neutral burlap with old-fashioned speckled eggs photoshoot
A bold and bright blue background, with sequin Easter garland and polka dot patterned paper grass.
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We researched Easter Kitten Books for our cat lover readers. These make great gifts for grandchildren, nieces and nephews, sons and daughters and is a “healthy choice” that contains NO SUGAR!