The Old Order Amish do sometimes incorporate secular celebrations into their holiday observances. Some don't, but some do. It's more a matter of preference than church teaching. Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, wrapped presents and colored eggs are generally viewed as harmless fun for children as long as - and this is an important caveat - the true meaning of the holidays are stressed first. Lovina does let her children color eggs. It's a fun way to get rid of some of the extra eggs that the hens lay, but I can vouch personally for her children's deep spirituality, faith and reverence for religion. There's no threat posed by colored eggs, their faith is first and they are secure enough in that to incorporate some fun. Aren't these eggs pretty? First they boiled up a big batch and then it's time to color! The bottom photo are the eggs after Lovina's children colored them.
such vibrant colors.I am doing the eggs today.
we have church service this evening. Good Friday. will do them
i take them along with other goodies and foods in a basket on Holy Saturday to church to get them blessed.
Have a great Easter everyone!
Nice. I think this is one thing I'm not going to get to this year. (No fun doing it by myself anyway.) How does she get the color so even? Mine always come out blotchy.
Linda from KY
Those Easter eggs are beautiful! Like Lovina, we focus on Jesus Christ's resurrection while still incorporating some fun. This evening after I got home from work the kids and I colored Easter eggs and we made birds' nests. Tomorrow we're making Resurrection Rolls.
Do you ever die Easter eggs using onion hulls?
Yes, have used onion skins to color eggs. It turns out a rich color. The produce people at my local market are used to me asking to get the skins.
What does Lovina use to color the eggs ? Mine are never that pretty, I have tried many brands of egg coloring, and also food coloring.
The eggs are beautiful. We also use beet juic
The eggs are beautiful. I wonder what they use. Beet juice also makes a beautiful eggs.