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Easter Day History and Celebration

Easter is a Springtime festival. At this time Christians celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

Traditionally Easter is associated with Spring and fertility. The Easter rabbit being a symbol of fertility and the Easter egg representing fertility and new life. The word Easter is believed to be derived from the Anglo-Saxon goddess of the dawn and Spring Eostre.

Easter in the West is a moveable feast. Easter Sunday follows the full moon on or after the Spring equinox 21st March. This year Easter is celebrated on the 16th April. In the East, Easter falls according to the Passover and is fixed. This year in the East, Easter will be celebrated on the 16th April also.

Traditionally in Celtic lands this was a family day. Eggs which had been saved over Lent were now decorated and egg rolling was practised. This evolved in the 19th century to gifts of chocolate eggs.

Gift Selection

Highly recommended for Easter are our range of beautifully embroidered gift bags. They are ideal for giving gifts whether it's a birthday, wedding, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day or just to say 'Because I love you'. The gorgeous gift bags are ideal for Easter gifts including chocolate eggs.

All items can be gift wrapped and sent with a personal message at no extra cost.

Favour Bag in Be Happy design Favour / Small Gift Bag in Daffodil design Favour Bag in Fairy design Favour Bag in I Love Mum design Favour Bag in I Love You design
Small Davina doily in Daffodil design Yellow Napkins in Lily Nouveau design Davina Jewellery Purse in Daffodil design Davina Pocket Tissue Cover in Daffodil design Spectacles case in Daffodil design

Photograph showing Celtic Tree Of Life 1 productsOur beautifully embroidered Celtic table runners make a lovely gift to grace the Easter dining table.

Runner in Celtic Cross design Green Runner in Celtic Eternity Knot design Runner in Celtic Tree Of Life 1 design

Always popular at Easter are our Celtic glassware and items from the Winged Heart range of stained glass giftware, as well as jewellery and bookmarks from Sea Gems. The selections below make ideal Easter gifts.

Window Roundel in Winged Heart Celtic Cross design Compact Mirror in Celtic Cross design Green Pill Box in Celtic Cross design Bookmark in Sea Gems Celtic Cross design
Paperweight in Collie Dog and Lambs design Alice and White Rabbit Window Panel in Alice in Wonderland design Window Roundel in Doves of Peace design Cornfield Flowers Window Roundel in Poppy design
Jemima Puddleduck Static Window Cling in Beatrix Potter design Mrs Bunny and Peter in the Woods Static Window Cling in Beatrix Potter design Static Window Cling in Kitten and Geraniums design Static Window Cling in Daffodils design
Daffodil Goblet Celtic Cross Goblet Iona Cross Goblet Canterbury Cross Goblet St Patricks Cross Goblet
Green Standing Celtic Cross D & J Glassware is one of the UK's leading suppliers of artistic glassware, with a passion for design and quality. Their Friendship glassware range for the home and garden include Friendship Gazing Globes, Friendship Oil Lamps, Friendship Footed Candleholders, Friendship Wishing Drops, Friendship Celebration Bubbles, Tree of Life Glass Friendship Balls, Friendship Hearts, Farmyard Friends Fused Glass Collection, Penguins and Puffins Fused Glass Collection and Fused Glass Celtic Crosses. The crosses and chickens shown here are currently on Special Offer making them great value Easter gifts. Amethyst Hanging Celtic Cross
Corky the Cockerel Amber Hen Pink Spot Hen Red Spot Hen
New Beginnings Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball and Stand The Friendship Tree of Life mouth blown glass balls are very popular choices with our customers. Each one contains strands of glass to represent a tree and like the trees in the forest, no two Tree of Life balls are identical. A handmade and unique perfect gift for a special person. The New Beginnings Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball displayed to the left represents a new chapter in life and the Spring Tree of Life Glass Friendship Ball to the right represents Spring, when trees are covered in fresh green leaves. Spring Tree of Life Large Glass Friendship Ball on Stand
Friendship Glass Globe Scent Diffusers

An ideal gift for Easter is the Friendship Glass Globe Scent Diffuser. Each mouth-blown glass globe is individually made by an artisan glassblower which makes it unique.

Available in 4 gorgeous colours – amethyst, blue, green and white - and including a 200ml bottle of English-blended fragrance oil. Each globe colour has its very own fragrance oil.

All tastefully packaged in a gift presentation box, they make the perfect stylish gift for Easter.

Scent refills available to purchase separately.

Citrus and Passion Fruit scent refill Fresh Linen scent refill Box for the Friendship Glass Globe Scent Diffuser Lavender Garden scent refill Lily and Jasmine scent refill

The Friendship Guardian Angels are in our Fused Heart collection. Each one is handcrafted, no two are the same. Available in a selection of colours: ruby, purple, blue, clear, green and pink, and supplied with a tea light they make a perfect gift for Easter.

Ruby Fused Glass Friendship Guardian Angel Tealight Purple Fused Glass Friendship Guardian Angel Tealight Blue Fused Glass Friendship Guardian Angel Tealight Clear Fused Glass Friendship Guardian Angel Tealight Green Fused Glass Friendship Guardian Angel Tealight Pink Fused Glass Friendship Guardian Angel Tealight
Amethyst Wishing Drop This Easter give a Wishing Drop to wish your loved ones health, wealth, happiness and good luck. Supplied with a white satin ribbon and Wishing label. Each item is boxed and available in Amethyst, Blue, Kaleidoscope and Rainbow vibrant colours. Rainbow Wishing Drop

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