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Easter bunnies enjoying Easter as empty nesters

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 each stage it is important to create new traditions or ways to celebrate.

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.

2 adult bunnies embracing and empty nest easter
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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 W

Golf the adult version of an easter egg hunt

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.

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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.

Janine Di Giovanni Quote
“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” ‚Äď 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.

An empty nest Easter Poem

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Lifestyle Anytime

Angie blogs about setting goals and mastering habits as well as productivity and living abroad. She started blogging while learning the skills to start an online business. Her goal to work online came about due to wanting to see overseas family and travel around Australia. Her mission is to help others succeed with their goals. Angie often shares tips and tricks while walking the beaches or near the lake on the Central Coast NSW Australia. 

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    6 replies to "Changing Traditions: An Empty Nest Easter"

    • Kay

      Hi Angie: I enjoyed your post. I’m not looking forward to empty nesting myself quite soon, but your article makes me think it might not be as bad as I think. I especially related to the Easter tree lady, sounds like me.

      • Angie Emde

        As we let our kids fly, we can enjoy the memories and the knowledge that one day new memories and new traditions will be made together again. With technology today, they are never far away. Happy Easter Kay.

    • Marjorie

      Great post! It also serves as a reminder to “celebrate” any time we get to spend with our adult children. No need to wait for a holiday.

      • Angie Emde

        Thank you Marjorie. Definitely not just in the holidays, spend as much time as you can with your adult children. Have a Happy Easter.

    • Lauren

      Great post! Interesting read for me as I don’t have kids, but I’m the youngest so I left my parents with the empty nest if that makes sense!

      • Angie Emde

        Leaving home is harder on the parents, as young adults you have a world of adventures to explore (just as I and your parents did). I hope you are creating a wonderful home for yourself and of course keeping connected with your family.

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