Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza - Giveaway Hop!

Hoppy Easter 2
4th Annual Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop
April 17th to 24th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Read Now Sleep Later
I love participating in these giveaway hops! It gives me a chance to show my followers my appreciation! This one is no different!

Why is Easter so important to me? Not only does it mean I will get to see my family and friends, but it means celebrating the life I have in Jesus. The Easter season is not all about the Easter bunny and candy. It's about the death and resurrection of our Lord. It's one of my favorite times of the year because it reminds me how much Jesus had to suffer for our sins.
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Simple! Fill out the form below! There is one manual entry: Why is the Easter season so special to you? Leave me a comment below. The other options are optional.

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149 comments:

  1. i love that it's a time to really reflect on what the cross means to us!

    Beth

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  2. I love what Beth said :) We can pause and really think about what Christ on the cross means to us .

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  3. As an adult, the Easter season isn't important to me because I don't celebrate the religious aspect. When I was a kid I loved the time off from school and the candy.

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  4. Its important to realize what Jesus did for us on the cross.

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  5. Easter is a time of reflection for me. It is also a time of joy. Easter means that Jesus is alive again! It's a very exciting, wonderful time. Yes, He died on the cross for our sins. But He was not dead forever. He rose again! That is what Easter is about.

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    1. Amen! That is definitely what Easter is all about. Thank you so much for the reminder! :D

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  6. Jesus has rose again! Also it's my Mom's bday!

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  7. What a fun idea! And I *love* your wallpaper. All my favorites are there--Honey Bunch, Heidi, The Happy Hollisters. So fun!

    As for Easter, I love the colors of Easter. The family time. And the exciting message that Jesus is alive.

    Wishing everyone a happy Easter! (P.S. Don't enter me in the drawing. I just wanted to stop by and say "hi."

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    1. Hi Deeanne -
      Thank you so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it!

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  8. I don't really think about it actually...family does not live near so we don't really celebrate.

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  9. We aren't very religious, but Easter is important to me because it's another holiday I get to spend quality time with my family.

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  10. Easter is a time to reflect on blessings.

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  11. It's important to me because we are able to spend time together as a family.

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  12. I enjoy the Spring, the sunny days, and the beautiful flowers and growth on trees, ...life!

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    1. Are you having spring weather where you are? Here in NC, we've been having almost *winter* weather still!! I can't wait for Spring temps and sunny days!!!

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  13. I love easter because i get to spend extra time with my family!

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  14. I love Easter because it is the most hopeful holiday of the year. :)

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    1. Hi Anna,
      That is so true! It is a very hopeful holiday because Jesus is alive!

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  15. THanks for the giveaway! I like to spend time with my family! <3

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  16. I love Easter because it always reminds me of the greatest sacrifice of love that was ever made. And it was for me.

    Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  17. Easter is special to me because Jesus rose from the dead. Also you get to spend time with your family. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  18. It isn't really special to me because my family doesn't celebrate it but its nice to be with my family for break

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  19. It is special because it is the time we celebrate our Lords resurrection from the dead. Thank you for the giveaway!

    purplefreak13(at)live(dot)com

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  20. Easter is special to me because I love Jesus!!!!

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  21. Easter signifies change and joy! I feel empowered and ready for whatever is thrown at me!

    Barrie

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  22. I love remembering the resurrection of Christ, and the hope it gives us to be reunited with our loved ones that have passed on.

    http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com

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  23. Family, friends, and the resurrection of Jesus!

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  24. Easter means Jesus rose again to give us new life and new hope.

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  25. I love Easter because of the time I am able to spend with family.

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  26. Easter is a great time to spend with the family

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  27. I love Spring. And getting to spend time with family. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. spend it with family

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  29. I get to celebrate Jesus with my family

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  30. The most important is the remembrance of the rising of Jesus. I also love to see the kids happy and running around Easter egg hunting.

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  31. Most of all it is because Christ was resurrected so we will all live eternally. Then because of His Atonement so we might be able to return to Heavenly Father's presence if we live obedient.
    It is a symbol of new life and new beginnings.

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  32. I love Easter because I get to spend lots of time with my family.

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  33. Easter is special in my eyes because it is the season to celebrate Jesus' redemption of sin on the cross and to thank him for his sacrifice, grace, and mercy.

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  34. I love this time of year because it's a time of renewal

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    1. Ohhh I like that description! Thanks for sharing!

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  35. The Easter season is special to me because of the Resurrection of Jesus. This is the day we celebrate it.

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  36. So many people have commented this already, but now is a time of hope and joy because of the resurrection of Jesus. Also, the inner kid inside of me loves the deals on chocolate.

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  37. Because of the Rising of Jesus from the dead

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  38. I love the meaning of Easter, and love making Greek Easter cookies with my kids.

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  39. i like spending time with family

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  40. Because I get to spend the whole day of Easter with my family, and the season of Spring is full of new beginnings :)

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  41. I'm not religious but my family enjoys spending time together on Easter.

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  42. Easter is a great time to spend with the family

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  43. Because our family is together again.

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  44. Easter is special to me because i know that is the day that is celebrated to be when Christ rose from the dead. it lets me know that i wont just lay in the grave but will be raised to live my life with God.

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  45. I don't celebrate Easter so to me is all about the chocolate.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  46. It's a good time to remember what Jesus did for us.

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  47. Love your blog! So pretty!

    Easter has become a time of reflection for me and to set aside busy moments for quiet ones so I can reflect on my spiritual well being and my relationship with God :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    -Sonnie @ ParaDays

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your stopping by! Reflection is a great way to get in touch with God and make sure you're on the path He wants you to be on. I need to do more of that!

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  48. Easter is special because Jesus rose from the dead

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  49. The resurrection of Christ is the most important thing about Easter

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  50. It reminds us to be joyful in our salvation.

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  51. I love the warmer weather that comes with spring! I love spending time with my family on Easter :)

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  52. Spring, spending time with family and marshmallow eggs!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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  53. Family time, spring, and getting together. thank u so much

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  54. Easter is special to me because it is when Christ rose from the dead! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. Easter is special as the resurrection of Jesus, family, friends, and food and a great family meal

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  56. It is a great time to spend with family.

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  57. Because it's one of the few times I can hang out with my family. We're all so busy with work and school that it's hard to even have dinner together at night. But on Easter, nothing's in the way. :)

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  58. I like to come together with my family and share a nice meal.

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  59. Easter is special to me because I get to show the meaning of Easter to my kid. As well as spend time with family and treats.

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  60. I love the family getting together at any Holidays, for Easter we are all having dinner together.

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  61. For religious reasons and for the family being together

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  62. It's special because I get to be with my whole family!

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  63. I'll be honest and say it's the sweets. ;) And how profound the whole occasion is.

    Since my "clan"—relatives, in-laws, close family friends—is very tight, everyone always sees one another, and we don't need excuses to get together.

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  64. Easter is a time to be thankful for the resurrection of Jesus and that we are saved through his sacrifice on the cross. Happy Easter!

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  65. Easter is what makes me really realize that it's spring.

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  66. It's special because it allows me time with my family.

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  67. I get to spend time with my children and grandchildren.
    rita.navarre@yahoo.com

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  68. My father died on Easter, so for me it's a time of remembrance.

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    1. Oh Melinda, I'm sorry to hear that. Believe me, I understand the pain and grief that comes with losing a loved one... I hope each year gets a little less painful and the memories you have with your father become a comfort instead of a hurt. God Bless you!

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  69. It reminds me what Jesus did for us.

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  70. Because I get to spend it with my family. :)

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  71. Easter is all about family for me!

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  72. Easter is special to me because of the Resurrection of Jesus.

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  73. We don't go to church, but that doesn't mean we don't reflect on the true meaning of Easter. Church is just a place - it's what in your heart that counts. It was a beautiful sunny day, but not very warm.

    Bonnie Hilligoss - bonnie at bonnieanddave dot com

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  74. The Religious aspect is the main reason and also it is a family tradition for us.

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  75. Easter is a time of reflection, that Jesus died on the cross so that we can all be born again. Happy Easter!

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  76. The Easter season is special to me because it marks the resurrection.

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  77. Easter is important to me because I get to spend time with my family. My dad works every night except Sundays, but because of Easter I was able to also see him on Saturday :D

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  78. It is the single most important event in the Christian religion. Much of who I am is formed based on my relationship with God, and without Easter (and all it represents), that relationship could not exist.

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  79. Besides being a time of contemplation and renewal, Easter also means family time and chocolate bunnies!!!

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  80. It means spring is here and a time for renewal.

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  81. Spring is here! Longer days, warmer weather, flowers. I love this time of year.

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  82. It is a great time to reflect on Jesus.

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  83. I love the time I get to spend with my kids decorating the eggs, cooking with them and then watching them hunt the eggs!

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  84. Easter is special to me for religious reasons.

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  85. I love spending the time with the family while remembering the reason for the holiday.

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  86. It's the one time my family get together and go to church.

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  87. The Easter season is special to me because it marks the resurrection.Thanks for the giveaway!

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  88. Easter was special because the family would get together and celebrate with a large dinner and hanging out together.

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  89. Easter is important and special because of the resurrection of Jesus. Thank you for the giveaway!
    (entered as Alisha Sienkiel)

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  90. My family get together to go to church :D

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  91. easter usually coincides with school vacation week so i get a lot of babysitting work, which helps our family out a lot financially on top of my other job. i like being able to show i care, not just tell them.

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  92. My mother used to host our extended family's Easter dinner when she was alive. I've always felt a deep spiritual bond with her, even after she passed away. So not only does Easter reminds me of Jesus' suffering for our sins, it reminds me how hard my own mother worked to raise me and my brothers and to provide a warm, loving, safe home for us all. I like to say an extra prayer for her during Easter Mass for that reason.

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  93. Easter is special because it is a time to get together with family.

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  94. Easter usually falls close to my birthday (April 21st) so we get to spend even more time together as a family than usual than just the normal post-church Easter dinner. And since to say that my sister and I don't get along would be a massive understatement, two family-observed holidays back to back ensures we are on our extra-special-best behavior...which helps both us and my mom enjoy our time together all the more.

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  95. I get to spend it with my family.

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  96. It's special because it's the resurrection of Jesus.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

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  97. It is special because my family gathers together to celebrate Jesus and our love for him.

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  98. We celebrate jesus but we also enjoy spending time together as a family. Any holiday that we can get together we usually do.

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  99. I am a Christian so Easter is so important to me and my family to celebrate Jesus and his ultimate sacrifice for us
    Jessica Cox

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  100. getting together with the family - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  101. BC I get chocolate sometimes! :D lol I don't really celebrate.
    Mary G Loki

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  102. It is important because of being together with family and celebrating Jesus' resurrection from the dead.

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  103. Spending time with family.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  104. I means the rebirth of everything growing, That's some amazing energy.

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  105. Spending time relaxing with family and friends means a lot to me at Easter.

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  106. We are a Christian family so Easter is the center of our year.

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  107. It's special because it is one of the few times all my family is together

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  108. I like easter because it is a fun holiday

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  109. Easter is special because it is a celebration of renewal and life. It is also a wonderful time to get together with family and friends. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  110. I love the fact that my family usually gets together at this time.

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  111. the children and there cute little face's why searching for egg's.

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  112. Time with family, yummy food and candy. Thanks for the giveaway!
    Ann S

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  113. family, friends, food, what God and Jesus did for us, challenging ourselves to give something up, etc.

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  114. I get to enjoy the company of family and friends!

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  115. We usually celebrate Easter with a family egg hunt and use the day to rest and enjoy the sunshine.

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  116. Being with family on Easter makes it special!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  117. I love remembering the resurrection of Christ on Easter.

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  118. Not a big celebrator of Easter. Too commercialized to be very special.

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  119. Spending time with family - and the beginning of spring! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  120. Easter is special to me because I love watching my children hunt for eggs.

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  121. Easter is special to me because of how my parents made it feel so magical and fun. And now I get to pass those traditions down to my kids. Now that my parents have passed away I try and make it just as special for my kids.

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  122. Easter means Spring: longer, warmer days; green growing things; birds singing. No more snow
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  123. I get to spend time with my side of the family and I have a reason to eat as much chocolate as possible.

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  124. Because I get to spend time with friends and family

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  125. I love spending time with my girls and doing Easter crafts.

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  126. A time to eat hardboiled eggs and watch bunny movies!

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  127. The reason behind it...the Resurrection.
    savewish@yahoo.com

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  128. The beginning of Spring and spending time with family!

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  129. Because I get to spend time with my family and I love bunnies!

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  130. Easter almost always falls on someone's birthday in our families with over 15 people born in April it's bound to happen every other year or so. I love to break out all my bake ware and challenge myself into making new treats and goodies each Easter for my family. Easter is always a party both for religious reasons and for family time together.

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  131. Easter is special to me because it's a time to rejoice and spend time with family! It is a beautiful time of year as well.

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  132. Both of my kids are finally at an age where they are aware of what Easter is all about.

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  133. I like easter because of its religious significance.

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  134. I love easter being with family and friends!

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  135. I love Easter because we celebrate Christ's resurrection!

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  136. It a time to get together and celebrate family and friends.

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