Legend of the Easter Bunny – MARCH

easter kitten in bird nest
Penny Playing in Bird’s Nest. 18th Century German folklore say children left out nests on Easter Eve for the egg laying hare “Osterhase” to lay its magical colored eggs.

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.

Easter Kitten
Ally playing in a modernized 21st century colorful, glitter filled Easter basket. Even the Easter grass has a polka dot pattern!

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.

 To see over 50 new Easter Kitten images click here to go to the image-bank!

Easter cat
Easter Cat Book titled, “Here Comes the Easter Cat”. Books make great sugar free gifts on Easter.

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!

Here is a link to my Pinterest Album that contains Easter Kitten Books for Kids.