I have to admit that Easter is one of my favorite holidays. My family isn’t all-in on religion, but we certainly respect the festivals and traditions in our community.
For me, Easter is one of those days when the whole planet feels like one big community. It’s an unforgettable experience!
We like to take care of our extended family on Easter. All of my nieces and nephews get special eggs that represent the different ways we care about them.
Each one gets a specific egg with money in it. The amount sometimes varies, but it is still a message about generosity and thankfulness we want to provide. It’s always fun to spend your money as a kid.
Additional Gifts I Put in Easter Eggs Besides Cash
I know what some of you are thinking right now. Cash is a cop-out gift. I suppose that’s true in some situations, but it doesn’t apply here.
I love the phone calls I get from my nieces and nephews when they tell me what they bought with their money. A couple of years ago, they said they gave it to the food bank down the street, and I had more than one tear to wipe away.
Glad I wasn’t on FaceTime for that conversation!
Here are the other items I put in there to get some smiles.
1. Starburst Jelly Beans
These candies are my favorite ones! They’re smaller than the average jelly bean, which means you can stuff about half a bag into those larger eggs.
I take the time to unwrap the packages to load up eggs with Smarties. It only takes a few minutes, but I can make jokes about how I’m supporting my family’s intelligence for an entire year. It’s worth the sacrifice.
3. Gold Coins
This Easter egg stuffer isn’t as common for some, but it is a family tradition.
My nieces and nephews collect sand from different places in the world. I always try to find something to add to their stash.
I used to give them taffy, but I switched to this candy because it ships and stores better. That’s assuming I haven’t eaten them all first!
What are your favorite Easter candies to hand out each year?