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Spring Baskets

Last weekend we gave our grandchildren some Easter/spring baskets, and even though it’s a few days after the fact, I still wanted to share them. I actually shared a version of these baskets earlier, and originally I had planned to make those baskets for all the grandkids, but then—surprise, surprise—reality hit, and I had to simplify a little. (I’m sure none of you can identify with that!) So these are the baskets we ended up giving, a little bit quicker and easier and much more realistic, given everything on my to-do list.

We try to give the grandkids little gifts for most major holidays, and these are one of my favorites ever! We wanted to focus on Easter and spring and new life and growth, and we got it right with these! We gave each grandchild a biodegradable pot, a packet of seeds, and a few goodies. (I’m not a fan of sugary goodies for grandchildren, but I think we’d have pretty disappointed grandchildren if there weren’t any.) The pots are biodegradable, so you can put them right in the garden when it’s time to plant them outside, so we told the grandchildren to take good care of their plant because we’ll be replanting them all in the Gardner Family garden in a few weeks.

In addition, we gave each family a few of our favorite books: The Continuous Atonement and The Continuous Conversion (both by Brad Wilcox), Believing Christ by Stephen Robinson, and The Golden Rule by Ilene Cooper, a beautifully written and illustrated children’s book.

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Reader Comments (7)

Great baskets! What a fun idea to give someone some seeds and gardening things too!
April 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJulie Wadlinger
Love the idea of using biodegradable pots as baskets! Could you share where you purchased them from?
April 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRoni
Lovely!! How did you attach the handles?
April 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterNancy J. Baker
Very cute Easter Baskets!
FYI- your blog picture says "Winter"....can I nicely say that it's time to "Spring" ahead? :)
sorry to mention it, I'm just one of those very detailed people and I notice these things. :)
April 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer K
So glad to know I am not the only one that has "creative time" issues, with three children two of them under 2 yrs old, running my Stampin Up business and generally running the house my creative mind never really seems to match the time I have in which to create them!

Love the pot ideas and the planting though - and of course the pots look uber cute xxx
April 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTraci Cornelius
So neat. Plus the anticipation of seeing nature grow before your eyes.
April 9, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRebecca (Bec) Wynn
Using a biodegradable easter baskets is such an awesome idea! I always look for biodegradable projects myself and recycle everything in the house that I possibly can; I hate to waste anything and all my grandchildren are catching on to it as well.
April 13, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDagi

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