Encouragement Easter Basket ideas – because Easter is a time of hope #FCevents

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What does Easter mean to you? savingsinseconds.com What does Easter mean to you?  For some, Easter is a colorful time of flowers, eggs, and candy.  For others, Easter represents hope.  The life that comes from death was symbolized through the resurrection of Jesus.  Unfortunately, Easter isn’t always a happy holiday for everyone.  Think of that person you know who is going through a hard time.  Perhaps it’s a single mom struggling to make ends meet.  It could be a friend who lost a loved one.  Could it be a hard worker who lost a job, an elderly person who misses her independence, or a church member facing an uncertain diagnosis?  This year, remember that an Easter basket can be a gift to anyone at any age.  Let’s put together an Encouragement Easter Basket! 

The contents of an Encouragement Easter Basket can be customized to fit the needs of your recipient. I found several examples at Family Christian.  Here are the basics I’d include:

Blank journal 
Pens, pencils, or markers for journaling
a soothing CD
Small extra items – candy, candles, or stickers

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Specifically, for this example, I chose the beautiful Better Is One Day journal. Its cover has an old-fashioned look that appealed to me, and I like the idea of full-color interior layouts.  Color always brightens my day!  The Maude Asbury paper-wrapped pencils are a beautiful indulgence.  If you prefer a pen, the Faithful Servant pen is a good choice.  The Piano Music for Prayer CD
offers instrumental versions of traditional hymns.  I also loved these inspirational reminders – Moveable Stickers and Magnet Set – that offer a kind word of support.

You never know how a moment of thoughtfulness might change someone’s outlook on life.  If money is tight, look for ways to brighten someone’s day using things you already have at your disposal.  Could you donate some old towels to the animal shelter?  Fill a cosmetic bag with those samples you’ve never used, and offer them to a friend.  Take a moment to email an old friend.  These little things can make a difference!  Of course, if you want to go big, the Encouragement Easter Basket would be welcome, too!

Would you like to receive a basket like this?  Do you know someone who could use a little bit of encouragement right now?  


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  1. I love the idea of bringing encouragement baskets to those who need it!

  2. Such a beautiful gesture. There are so many people who need encouragement in Life.

  3. You are so right about that little thought of helpfulness and it’s affect on others

  4. what a great idea for an encouragement basket! This is great! Thanks for the suggestions

  5. Sherry Compton says:

    I love this idea. What a great way to let others know they are thought about. We help out at Christmas, but I hadn’t thought about taking baskets to nursing homes or just a gift to a neighbor. Thanks. This is a beautiful thought.

  6. God has really worked on my heart in this area. The holidays can be very difficult for many. We can be His hands and feet by thinking of those who need a blessing to lift them up. Thanks for the reminder.

  7. I saw those moveable stickers last time I was shopping at Family Christian online. I might just have to buy them for my own little Easter gift! 😉 Thanks for sharing!
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  8. Heidi Bee says:

    This is a terrific collection of items that would be fun to give or receive!

  9. Emily Endrizzi says:

    What a wonderful idea to help someone in need of some encouragement! I will try to think of someone to send one to.

  10. amanda whitley says:

    these are great ideas. i think itd be great to make up a few and keep them handy for when i find someone who needs it.

  11. These are some awesome ideas for gift basket ideas. I have a friend who lost someone very close to her and she would use this.

  12. Stephanie says:

    cool ideas kids will go wild for them

  13. Putting these items in a Easter basket sounds like a good idea! It gets tiring giving candy every year.

  14. I would love to get things such as journals and pencils! I think it’s a better way to express what Easter is really about!

  15. Sherry Compton says:

    This is a good post to remember all throughout the year. Jesus think s of us always. He encourages, supports, and loves us. We all need that. We all need to know that other people care too, and we need encouragement year round.

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