My childhood church, Clatsop Plains Pioneer Presbyterian, has a wonderful Easter tradition of creating a daffodil cross on their front lawn. The bright yellow display is such a hopeful sign of Spring after what is often a dreary winter on the North Oregon coast. This congregation claims to be the oldest continuing Presbyterian congregation west of the Mississippi. I don't know how long they've been making this special floral display, but certainly as long as I can remember! Sometimes the daffodils don't emerge perfectly with the Easter calendar, but the congregation makes it happen regardless. After the Easter service, I fondly remember hunting for eggs in the pioneer cemetery behind the church--such fun!
There are so many Spring traditions around the theme of new life. As you reflect on your own traditions this special time of year, consider decorating your home with something that will transport you back to these special moments. We've taken a yellow antique doily from our family's collection of linens, and without even cutting into it, made it into a darling little clothespin doll. We put her next to a vintage book that has a lovely embossed daffodil on the cover. Dressed in her 'Easter Best,' she is ready for church. Of course, a bouquet of fresh daffodils will complete our Easter scene.
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