The Perfect Easter Favor

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Remember and celebrate what Easter is all about and gift your guests a symbolic favor.

The Sand Dollar is ideal.  Did you know they uniquely represent the story of the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus and are a special way to teach children how God in visible in creation.  

The legend of the Sand dollar
That I would like to tell
Of the birth and death of Jesus Christ
Found in this lowly shell.

If you will examine closely,
You’ll see that you find here
Four nail holes and a fifth one
Made by a Roman’s spear.

On one side the Easter Lily,
It’s center is the star
That appeared unto the shepherds
And led them from afar.

The Christmas Poinsettia
Etched on the other side
Reminds us of His birthday,
Our joyous Christmas tide.

Now break the center open
And here you will release
The five white doves awaiting
To spread good will and peace.

This simple little symbol,
Christ left for you and me.
To help to spread His Message
Through all eternity.

You can find Sand Dollars in most craft stores, and on Etsy.com here>.  A pretty way to gift them is to put one at each place setting on your Easter table.  In addition to using them as favors, invite the children at your Easter celebration to create colorful Sand dollar art!  Set up a craft table for young or young at heart party guests to paint sand dollars.  You can also print out the poem below on white paper and let children decorate it with colored pencils and crayons. It’s a great way to provide a fun and meaningful activity at your holiday celebration.

Print here> sand dollar poem

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11 Responses to The Perfect Easter Favor

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  2. Andrea says:

    Love sand dollars! Great post

  3. Naomi says:

    We only found broken ones on our spring break trip but they are pretty amazing critters!

  4. Shane says:

    Cool idea!! We have so many sand dollars and had no idea what to do with them. This poem is perfect and I know our family would love it with a sand dollar. Thanks for the great idea.

  5. Dawn says:

    Welcome Niki! So glad you found us.

  6. Niki R says:

    Beautiful! I am a new follower, and a total fan! Thanks!

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  8. Dawn says:

    Thanks Sunshine!

  9. Marco says:

    This is a great idea for Easter. I have never heard the Sand Dollar used at Easter. And if you can not find them using the cut out with the Legend is great. The Bunny napkins are so cute. Love your ideas!
    Sunshine

  10. Mama Kat says:

    I’ve never heard of this before!! Love it!

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