Easter Day 1 & 2 – 2016

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Easter Day 1 & 2 are significant even in the last week of the Savior’s life on this Earth.   The first day is where Christ rides into Jerusalem on a donkey.  The second day is a curious day with lots of pondering.

If you don’t know what happened on Easter Day 1 read this post and if you don’t know what happened on Easter Day 2  read this post.
Something I have wanted to do for some time now is to get an Easter Tree.  If you look on Pinterest you will find all kinds of Easter Trees.  Some are painted; Some are decked out in eggs.  I decided this year to simplify, so I just made my tree out of branches from my tree outside.  I just cut some off and put them in a vase.

I have to say it is a different feeling having an Easter Tree in my home.  Here is what it symbolizes for me.

The first day the Savior rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.  The second day he cursed the fig tree. The tree for me is a symbol of the palm leaves and also a symbol of the tree he cursed.  (If you don’t know why he cursed the tree, I give some insight here.) Some people use twigs that no longer have leaves, which can be a symbol that the people took the leaves off the trees to lay down for the Savior to ride into Jerusalem.  However you do it, the symbol is the tree.  I love that you can make your own and that it is cost effective.  It’s free!  All you have to do is decide how you want your tree. Painted or plain, it is a great way to remind yourself that it is the beginning of The Week of Easter.

My challenge to you is to make an Easter Tree!  So go!  Make your tree! 🙂

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