I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!
Here is another holiday not often used except, perhaps, in Christian stories, but it could be a neat holiday for children’s books and any stories that revolve around families. That’s not all though, a story featuring wiccans/pagans (witches) can also use Easter scenes because Christians and Wiccans do the same things, but for Wiccans it is for the Spring Equinox.
1. Dye Eggs
This is always an activity that kids love, so let your MC’s children get colorful fingers by dying eggs with water, vinegar and food coloring, or with paint.
2. Egg Hunt
Now have your MC and his/her spouse or bf/gf hide eggs (real and plastic) all over the house and/or outside. This could be a fun and sweet moment between your characters. Then you get to describe the shenanigans as the kids look high and low for the eggs. This really would make a cute scene. I want to write one now!
3. Easter Bunny
And of course if you’ve got kids in your story, you also need to include the Easter Bunny! The Easter Bunny brings all kinds of goodies. He’s almost as loved as Santa. So let the parents mention this furry friend and have the kids squeal with excitement when they see a carrot was devoured and treats were left. Parents can do this and also teach their kids about Jesus and the real meaning behind this day.
Many people go to church on Easter. If your characters are religious, you can mention the Easter service they attend. Keep it short and sweet, though. Not all readers will want to read a long-winded church service scene. You could always add more to this scene, such as a romantic meeting…many couples meet at church.
5. Easter Dinner
A feast with honey-glazed ham, green bean casserole or collard greens, and yams/mashed potatoes is nice to do for a family-oriented story. Or even a romance…think: meeting the parents for the first time. This could go smoothly or be a disaster…like a Thanksgiving dinner.
QUESTIONS: I still dye Easter eggs for fun but also because I like hardboiled eggs. Do you dye eggs? Do you remember when you stopped believing in the Easter bunny? I think I was about 8 or 9. I tried hard to keep believing, though.
If you’re participating in the A to Z Challenge, can you share the blurb, image and links for Seismic Crimes on its release day (April 22nd, which is for S)? I don't expect anyone to have a theme to fit my book, just to maybe add it to the bottom as a bonus S. :)