Get our three tips to celebrate Easter with kids after divorce to keep it fun.
Easter is one of the holidays that may be addressed in your divorce agreement with assigned time for each parent. You may have the day split, or you may rotate it year after year. Regardless of what your setup is, Easter can be such a fun holiday for your children no matter when you end up celebrating it. Here are 3 ideas to celebrate Easter with kids after divorce and keep it special.
1) Maintain a prior tradition. While your holiday may need to be significantly different this year because you can no longer go to the usual holiday home or because you’re not celebrating on the actual calendar holiday, it doesn’t mean all traditions are out the window. Consider what you’ve done in the past that can be repeated and make time for it, whether it be decorating Easter Eggs or cooking some special cookies. These small moments are what our holiday memories are comprised of.
2) Incorporate something new this year, and be excited about it. Maybe your ex-mother-in-law loves ham and you hate it but every year you had to deal with that. Good news…you don’t have to do the things you used to hate anymore! This year, decide what you would really enjoy and make this a part of your new holiday tradition.
3) Get your family/friends on board with whatever celebration you will be having that is going to work for you and your children. Easter is one holiday that is rotated in my family, and this year I will not have the kids for the holiday. This is not a problem, as I will not miss celebrating Easter with them. We simply need to have a family celebration on another day that the kids will love, with many of the traditional elements being included, along with some new ones. My kids never mind multiple celebrations and will be delighted to have Easter more than once!
Holidays after divorce don’t need to feel sad, or inadequate or strange. Remember the big picture of what the holiday means to your family, make a plan for the celebration that strings together elements of old tradition and new traditions and enjoy the time together, whenever it falls on the calendar for you. There’s no “wrong” way to recognize a holiday that’s important to your family and finding new ways to celebrate Easter with kids after divorce can let you make it truly unique and special to all of you.