We here at Doozy Cards are thrilled for the arrival of spring because it means Easter, one of the happiest, giddiest holidays, is just about here. If you get giddy over bunnies and colored eggs too, we’ve got perfect fun, beautiful and heartwarming Easter greetings in store for you. To help you choose, we’ve highlighted a few of our best Easter eCards to send to a loved one. Continue reading
We’ve had a blast making our new Easter cards! We hope you will have as much fun watching and sending them too.
You all have really responded to our Doo Wop ecards, so we thought the Eater bunny and his chicks would enjoy donning the 50’s plaid dinner jackets and giving Frankie Valli a run for his money in a Doo Wop Easter card.
The Tap Dancing Doggies are Just. So. Cute. Their little serious faces in their hilarious little costumes. Arg! Cuteness!
Joy can be elegant. The beautiful bluebirds bring in the flowers that herald Springtime renewal.
Whether you send one, all three or just watch for fun, we hope our fun times writing drawing and animating our cards gives your Easter a touch or light and happiness.
What do rabbits have to do with the resurrection of Jesus?
Why do chicks wear little gardening hats during Easter?
Who actually eats those hideous marshmallow Easter bunnies?
Jesus and bunnies have a long history together:
According to the University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, the origin of the celebration — and the origin of the Easter Bunny — can be traced back to 13th-century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The Teutonic deity Eostra was the goddess of spring and fertility, and feasts were held in her honor on the Vernal Equinox. Her symbol was the rabbit because of the animal’s high reproduction rate.
When the early Christians took over, they integrated some of the old pagan tropes into the death and resurrection of Christ.
As for the chicks, similar to Eostra: they represent fertility, newness, birth. They don gardening hats because gardening, too, is a representation of Spring and growth. (And they also look way cute in those little hats, don’t they?)
And only an uncouth and maniacal sugar tooth consumes those awful marshmallow bunnies. (Heck, the sugar actually crunches when you eat them.)
May your Easter be full of renewal and rebirth and a reasonable amount of sugar. And may you send a family member or friend one of our festive Easter e-cards.
I don’t know about you but everything changed the first time I bit into a Cadbury Crème Egg one Easter. I mean, I had gnawed on chocolate rabbits, jellybeans and painfully sweet marshmallow bunnies as a child, but this was a whole other animal. This was an Easter delicacy.
Cadbury has always closely guarded its secret recipe but this much is known:
The Creme Egg season runs (appropriate verb) from New Year’s Day to Easter Day and is an integral part of the British calendar.
Launched in 1971, they are mere juveniles in comparison to the venerable Dairy Milk, but 300 million are sold every year. To meet this demand, the company’s Bournville plant can turn out more than 1.5 million a day. When everything’s going well.
Until recently, the manufacturing process was a closely guarded secret, but they are made – as you might expect – by pouring Cadbury’s chocolate into a half-egg shaped mould, which is then filled with a white fondant, plus a dab of yellow to represent the yolk. Because the fondant is denser than the chocolate, the two liquids don’t mix – instead, the fondant pushes the chocolate outwards to coat the mould.
Two half-moulds are then put together to make an egg, and the chocolate is allowed to set before the moulds are tapped with a hammer to release the eggs for wrapping.
If you’d like to try making homemade crème eggs, there’s a good recipe at this website: http://www.instructables.com/id/Homemade-Cadbury-Creme-Eggs/
Remember to send your loved ones one of our fun, charming Easter ecards. It’s a great way to reach out to friends and relatives this Easter.