Easter for me always meant dying eggs the Friday before the holiday, making yummy appetizers, a very festive Sunday breakfast and an even more festive family meal.
I've always believed in the importance of traditions. And, while living at home (near our parents and families), all came natural, just being there was enough to get us in the right mood and it was great!
Now we live in another country, we are starting our own family and I believe it's important to make our own traditions, based on the ones we grew up with, but also adding our personal touch.
So, we kept the dyeing of the eggs on the Good Friday, we also prepare some yummy appetizers for the Sunday lunch, but we've added our all time favorite cupcakes (red velvet - I'm sure you saw that one coming!) and we've upgraded the Sunday breakfast to a brunch with sparkling wine, cheeses, grapes, fresh season veggies and, of course, the beautiful colored eggs.
This year I used an egg carton to display the Easter eggs. I wanted to make it prettier, so I painted it in green and added pink polka dots. It's really easy and quick to make and you could use them for all kinds of things and storage.
We used turmeric powder and raspberries to dye the eggs. The ones with turmeric came out with a most gorgeous yellow color, and the ones we dyed with raspberries turned out in a faded shade of pink, but still pretty. I really love the natural dyeing process, and the results are always great!
The postcard is illustrated by the very talented June.
Have a very Happy Easter (if you will be celebrating it tomorrow) and enjoy a great weekend!