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EASTER 2020


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22 IDEAS FOR CELEBRATING EASTER.

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JOURNEY TO EAS TER COLLECTION Our most popular Easter item! NEWLY updated, our Journey to Easter Collection includes our bestselling “Waiting on the Lamb” Banner, two calendars and one Resurrection Day Stories. $58

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BEGIN EASTER PLANNING TODAY. Don’t wait until Palm Sunday to think about Easter. Use Lent to help you and yours prepare your hearts for Easter. Our Journey to Easter Collection with the Waiting on the Lamb banner comes with two spiral calendars for counting down the days to Easter just as we do with Christmas. Each day has a verse with one to three questions to discuss if you choose. In addition we include Resurrection Day Stories.

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PLAN MEANINGFUL DECORATIONS FOR YOUR HOME. Forego the chicks and bunnies this year. Start buying tulips, daffodils or other spring flowers to signal spring is coming. Use some of our new and classic pieces in your home.

WO RTHY I S THE L AMB PRI NT Barbara’s original watercolor, acrylic and charcoal painting reproduced for framing. Display for Easter, a baby or child’s room, or a year round reminder of Jesus the Lamb of God. Each one signed by Barbara. $30

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T E T E LES TA I B OARD Remember His finished work on the cross at Easter, and all year, with our weathered wood board printed in gray and royal gold, declaring these meaningful words from John 19:30. Gold frame not included. $30

EAS TER LAMB (S TAN DING) Decorate your home for spring and Easter with our hand-carved whitewashed solid wood sheep. $36 EAS TER LAMB (LYIN G DOWN ) For a matched pair, our lying sheep is also handcarved and whitewashed in solid wood. $28 CROS S WOOD BLOCK Painted on a small wood block, our colorful gold cross will nestle in any location in your home: on a bookshelf, a tabletop or amidst an Easterthemed tablescape in your dining room. $28 E A ST E R

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GET YOUR CHURCH AND COMMUNITY I N VO LV E D. Start now thinking ahead to plan a neighborhood or church sponsored egg hunt using Resurrection Eggs from FamilyLife. RES URRECTION EGGS Present the gospel of Christ to your children this Easter in a fun and interactive way. Using Resurrection Eggs, they will touch and see memorable symbols as the story is read. Available at Shop.FamilyLife.com $16.99

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INVITE YOUR FRIENDS OVER FOR A D I Y C R A F T N I G H T. Our NEW Easter candle templates include a set of 7 to use during Holy Week with the Holy Week spiral calendar included in the Journey to Easter Collection, and a second set of 4 candles to use for Easter decoration. Download here.

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P R E PA R E Y O U R H E A R T T O W O R S H I P. Read Fifty Reasons Jesus Came to Die by John Piper. Or choose another of many good books focused on the wonder of the Resurrection.

SEND AN EASTER CARE PACKAGE. Send a meaningful gift to family and friends who live too far away to join you for Resurrection Sunday. Our Resurrection Day Stories are inexpensive to mail and are perfect for personal devotions during Holy Week. (See page 15.)

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INCLUDE T RU T H-T E L L I N G GIFTS IN YOUR CHILD’S EASTER B A S K E T. Candy and other treats are expected, but a book that teaches the real message of the cross is more needed and much longer lasting. GROWING TOGETH ER IN FORGIVENES S Seven heroes-of-the-faith stories will inspire courageous faith in all who listen—children of any age and parents, too. All of us need models—real people who faced real painful dilemmas and yet still chose to respond God’s way with love and grace and forgiveness. $10

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WEAR ALL WHITE ON RESURRECTION SUNDAY. Historically Christians have dressing in white at Easter to symbolize both our new freedom from sin and our future as the Bride of Christ at the marriage supper of the Lamb. Think through what you already own in white or start shopping!

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HELP YOUR CHURCH MAKE RESURRECTION SUNDAY MEMORABLE. My good friend Andrea, a pastor’s wife, told me Easter at their church is always a grand party. They shoot confetti cannons, encourage members to bring bells to ring and banners to wave. Last Easter everyone was given a cake pop as they left the service!

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INVITE OTHERS. Around the world, big events are rarely celebrated alone. Weddings, birthdays, milestone anniversaries, graduations and other grand occasions are shared with family and friends. Easter should be the same and more. Use our free printable invitation (click here) to invite extended family, friends or neighbors to join you. Ask a friend or two to plan the celebration with you and share the happy preparation work.

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CREATE A GRAND TABLESCAPE. We decorate for Christmas at least a month ahead, so before Palm Sunday arrives set your dining room table to reflect the celebration to come. Use a gold and white color scheme—gold to remind us of our victorious King and white to represent the purity of His sacrifice and our future purity one day in Heaven! Arrange our Holy Week Candles down the center of the table with ivy or other greens, and on Easter Sunday add white roses, tulips or hydrangeas.

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G E T YO U R C H I L D R E N I N VO LV E D. Encourage your children—boys will love this—to build a cross with pieces of old wood. Supply them with hammer and nails and then let them decide where to display it. You can explain that crucifixions were a common form of execution used by the Romans who ruled in those days. Jesus probably saw crosses standing on a hill in the distance as He arrived in Jerusalem the day before Palm Sunday.

T U N E Y O U R H E A R T T O W O R S H I P. Just as we listen to Christmas-themed music in the month of December, so we should fill the air around us with songs of His resurrection. Listen in the weeks leading up to Easter, but on Easter Sunday play them all day long. And respond as your heart desires with clapping, singing along, or with exuberant dancing! Easter is a day to party like no other. Here is a great Easter focused worship list from PraiseCharts.com.

ENCOURAGE YOUR KIDS TO RE-ENACT THE PALM SUNDAY STORY. Read the story out loud in John 12. Let them create costumes, a backdrop and seating for mom and dad and grandparents to watch.

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CELEBRATE PASSOVER. This year Jewish Passover is on April 8 and 9. For recipes, a dinner guide and activities, click here.

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Starting on Palm Sunday, read the daily devotions in the Behold the Lamb spiral calendar included in the Journey to Easter Collection. Use the Holy Week candles you created weeks before, lighting 1-6 on Palm Sunday, then one less each day leading to Good Friday, signaling that the Light of the World was about to be extinguished.

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PLAN TO WATCH THE JESUS FILM. Long time friends, Tim and Darcy Kimmel, watch the JESUS film with their family during Holy Week, often on Silent Saturday. They stop the movie when Jesus is nailed to the cross and then share communion together, explaining the meaning to their children and grandchildren. After communion they finish the movie. Watch here.

ADD RED ROSES TO YOUR TABLE ON GOOD FRIDAY AND AT TEND YOUR CHURCH’S SERVICES. Buy a dozen red roses during Holy Week. On Good Friday pull off all the petals and put them in a basket. Then gather your family and together sprinkle them down the center of your table around the 7 candles. Ahead of this day find or buy a piece of muslin fabric. As you read the day’s devotion in Behold the Lamb, rip the piece of fabric so your children see and hear the sound and can better understand the eye-popping wonder as God Himself ripped the curtain in the temple in half from top to bottom on this day.

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ADD RED TO YOUR FRONT DOOR. Another way to remember Jesus’ sacrifice is to sprinkle some of the red rose petals on your front porch or add a long red ribbon or sash over your front door to mimic the blood of the lamb celebrated in God’s Passover in Exodus, a foretaste of Good Friday.

MARK SILENT SATURDAY. To help your family feel what the disciples felt after Jesus died on the cross, cover your table and the candles with black cloth. Close all your curtains or blinds and leave lamps and lights off to remember the disciples mood; for them all hope was lost.

EVERYTH IN G EAS TER COLLECTIO N From Lent to Easter Sunday this collection has everything you need to celebrate and anticipate the greatest moment in history. Includes: • 1 Journey to Easter Collection - Originally $58 • 1 Tetelestai Easter Board - Originally $30 • 2 Sets of Easter Placemats (4 in a set) Originally $48 • 1 Worthy is the Lamb Print - Originally $30 • 1 Growing Together in Forgiveness Originally $10 $132 14

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R E S UR R EC T I ON D AY STO RI ES An ETH Fan favorite‌Our 8 double-sided cards with beautiful pen and ink illustrations each tell a story from the first Easter to help you and yours experience the wonders and miracles of the first Resurrection Sunday. $12

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RESURRECTION DAY IDEAS: Sweep up all red rose petals and add your pre-purchased white flowers to your table and elsewhere as you choose. Flip your Waiting on the Lamb banner over to the white and gold He Is Risen side. Place the 8 Resurrection Day Stories cards on your table and after everyone is seated read them out loud in order from 1 to 8 and fill the air with spontaneous amens, hallelujah’s and praises to our God! Light all 7 candles and more if you choose to celebrate the Light of the World is Risen just as He said! If the weather is glorious, move your feast outside. Use gold-rimmed white paper plates and cups and gold plastic silverware. We even found gold and white striped paper straws. Light your 7 Holy Week candles and celebrate all afternoon long!

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Alleluias WE OUGHT TO SHOUT

instead of murmuring them. – N .T. W R I G H T

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2020 Easter Catalog  

2020 Easter Catalog with 22 ideas for Easter

2020 Easter Catalog  

2020 Easter Catalog with 22 ideas for Easter