I never thought I’d say this, but I am thankful for my son’s food allergies.
It’s because of his allergies that we accidentally created what has become a wonderful and meaningful Easter tradition.
Our son, among other things, is allergic to dairy. Which means that his Easter Egg options are severely limited. Knowing that he would receive the same dairy-free Easter chocolate from a couple of different family members we bought him a board book about Easter instead. He was one year old.
The next year we also bought one for our little niece as we had the honour of being her godparents.
The next year we bought one for each family of children in our extended family. And so, a tradition was born.
This year, as we browsed through the shelves at one of our favourite Christian bookstores trying to choose the perfect books for our precious sons, nieces and nephew, we discussed how special this tradition has become to us.
We love that our Easter gift is meaningful and we love that Easter gives us the opportunity to give a meaningful gift.
Over the past few years we have given:
– Books about Easter
– Big Picture Bible Books
– Bible Stories
– Missionary Biographies
– Christian Fiction
This year we are giving:
The Garden, the Curtain and the Cross by Carl Laferton
The Biggest Story by Kevin DeYoung
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis
Imagination Station Box Set (Books 1-6)
What special Easter traditions do you have?