When my husband and I married we each brought family traditions that have passed from generation to generation. Some of our Easter customs were similar such as searching for our hidden Easter baskets early on Easter morn followed by church services. Then our immediate families ate a light brunch in anticipation of a larger family gathering later in the day. The afternoon brought the annual Easter egg hunt with real dyed eggs along with plastic eggs filled with small toys or coins. Dinner was always barbecued chicken, ribs and hamburgers and mom's potato salad. An Easter barbecue was the perfect way to usher in Spring and the upcoming summer season. These were the Easter Day commonalities our families shared. We also had a few things our families did differently, and we have added them to our own unique family traditions. When I was a little girl my mom would make the most beautiful Easter bonnet for me, and it was always a perfect match for my Easter dress. I can still remember how excited I was to see the Easter hat my mom had created just for me so I have continued this tradition with my daughter. My mother-in-law always made sure everyone's basket in her family was filled with chocolate covered marshmallow eggs and had a huge solid chocolate Easter bunny as the centerpiece. The bunny was always from a well known chocolatier and my husband reports it was divine! To everyone's benefit we have continued this tradition as well! Another difference between our family celebrations was that the Easter Bunny always left the kiddos in my family an Easter plush such as a bunny, lamb, or Easter chick in addition to our basket of candy. It was a sweet keepsake year after year, many of which I still have and use currently as Easter decorations in my home. This is a tradition I have especially loved and continue to this day. So, if you are looking for a cuddly soft Easter gift for your little ones Zoey's Attic can help. Zoey offers adorable Angel Dear lamb lovies, bunny curved pillows, and a sweet ducky napping blanket. All of these items can be personalized with an embroidered name making it an "egg"stra special Easter gift. Whatever your Easter traditions, these are the special gifts that link the generations.