Have You Ever Wondered Why a Bunny Delivers Easter Eggs?

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As families around the world indulge in the tradition of hunting for Easter eggs, a question arises: Why is a bunny, a creature that does not even lay eggs, associated with Easter? Let’s dive into why bunnies have become synonymous with Easter celebrations!

The Origins of the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny tradition is believed to have originated in Germany. The “Osterhase” or Easter Hare initially played the role as a kind of “judge”, similar to Santa Claus, deciding if children were good and nice or rowdy and disobedient at the start of the Easter season.

This tradition was brought to America by German immigrants in the 1700s. They brought with them this tale of an “egg-laying” rabbit. Children would make “nests” in their yards so that this very unique creature could lay its colored eggs inside.

Over time, the tradition spread across the United States, evolving into the Easter egg hunts and the Easter Bunny we know today.

Embracing the Tradition

Easter Gift Ideas from Mountain Made Gallery

This Easter, embrace the extraordinary with our exclusive collection of handcrafted Easter gifts . From elegant home décor items like candles and vases to distinctive, handcrafted pottery that reinvents the traditional Easter basket, we’ve got something for everyone. These aren’t just gifts; they’re works of art that tell stories, evoke emotions, and create connections.

Make this Easter a celebration of creativity, and artistry, with one of our uncommon Easter gifts.
Imagine presenting your loved ones with Easter gifts that not only celebrate the holiday but also serve as lasting tokens of the beauty of American-made arts and crafts.

Our gallery has curated a collection that does just that…

Mountain Made Easter Gift Ideas

Ready to give something unique this Easter?

We invite you to visit our art gallery in downtown Asheville to explore our handpicked selection of handmade Easter gifts.

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