Creating a meaningful Easter tradition is so important whether you are a family, living alone or empty nesters.
Life goes through stages and through all the cycles of life, Easter is remembered differently. At e
An Empty Nester Easter Poem
The memories of Easter linger clear,
Of childhood traditions, families draw near.
Then, as a young adult away from home,
Easter fun you made your own.
Next came your family and new traditions were formed.
Family picnics, egg cracking games and Easter egg hunts at dawn.
Different from your childhood, but days you held dear.
Fun family traditions, year after year.
Alas came the day, the one you had feared.
When Easter egg hunts were no longer cheered.
Your children all grown, their own dreams to chase.
The dining table had more than one empty place.
The holiday traditions were changing once more,
With new ways to celebrate, new options to explore.
An empty nest Easter, new memories to make.
New ways to enjoy Easter, new found ways to celebrate.
6 Ways to Embrace Being an Empty Nester at Easter
Ditch some old traditions. As the children leave home or grow up delete some traditions that don’t serve you.
Go away for Easter. If the family are not home for Easter, why not go away. Go and explore new places or enjoy a relaxing spa. Start a new tradition of going away at Easter.
Last year, we went and enjoyed a long weekend in the wine district. The children were not meant to be coming home for Easter so we booked a beautiful relaxing golf spa for the weekend. The children at short notice decided they were going to spend it together at home.
I had brought some little Easter eggs for an Easter egg hunt and placed them in the fridge. While we enjoyed our spa, our now adult children created their own Easter egg hunt and took pleasure in sharing it with us over Whatsapp.
Golf (n) – the adult version of an easter egg hunt.
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Take a day trip. Make a day of Easter by taking a day trip. A day trip is a fun way to explore new places locally or relax at a favourite local spot. Whether, you pack a picnic or support local cafes, going out for the day is always a great way to unwind and relax.
Spend time with other empty nesters. You are not alone at Easter or on other traditional holidays, there are many empty nesters or people spending Easter alone that would love to get together. As families celebrate, create your own celebrations with other empty nesters.
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” – Janine Di Giovanni
Be flexible with dates. As families move away and grow it is important to be flexible with dates. Many times the children still want to celebrate, just not on the day. Celebrate the event on another day that suits the whole family.
“Celebrate the occasion, not the day”
Bring back some old ways. Were there things you did at Easter before children that you’d like to do again. Maybe things you did for a while with children than stopped as they got older or maybe traditions you had prior to children. What tradition would you bring back?
When living in Switzerland I saw how people decorated their homes with chicken, bunny and springtime ornaments. Even making an Easter tree. At first, I thought creating an Easter egg tree was strange but it is colourful.
As the children grew older, I stopped decorating the dining area for Easter and stopped creating an Easter tree.
At the time I felt like I was the only one appreciating the special touches, now I will do it for me. This is something I”ll bring back for it was joyful and I enjoyed it.
As the children flee the nest, the holidays do not need to bring about sad and lonely times. The holidays are about creating new memories and embracing being an empty nester. Discover ways to celebrate Easter without your adult children, have fun and enjoy chocolate without feeling guilty this Easter.
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