Easter Basket Charm Sterling Silver Xinar.com
Make your Easter jewelry shine with Xinar.com’s Easter Basket charm in sterling silver! This is an awesome 3D silver casting measuring ½” x ¾.” All of Xinar’s sterling silver charms are hypoallergenic, meaning they’re free of nickel and lead. Select from our extensive jewelry-making catalog online if you have been looking for hypoallergenic treats that won’t cause rashes or itching.
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What’s the History of the Easter Basket?
Today, we celebrate Easter as a Christian holiday commemorating Jesus Christ’s resurrection. The origin of the Easter basket (and the Easter bunny) and its typical stuffers have nothing to do with the resurrection tale. Instead, it can be traced thousands of years back in time.
Easter was recognized in ancient societies as the spring equinox when the hours of day and night were equal. This was the much-anticipated transition from the dark days of winter to the bright days of spring for farmers. It was a period when people prayed to their gods for a bumper crop.
Eostre (sounds like Easter, doesn’t it?) was an Anglo-Saxon goddess of spring and fertility. According to the eighth-century text “The Reckoning of Time, ” People conducted feasts in her honor,” authored by the Venerable Bede (an English monk and scholar). She held a basket on the crook of her arm. The Easter basket tradition was born in this way.
It was all about symbolism with the basket stuffers—the rabbit, the eggs, the candied sweets. The leaping hare has been a symbol of fertility since medieval times. A rabbit was reported to leave a basket full of colored eggs for children in the European tradition, and when settlers moved to America, they brought the story with them.
Throughout history, eggs, whether painted or not, have been used as mythological symbols for new life. Our world was said to have been made from a cosmic egg by ancient Egyptians, Asians, and Greeks. The egg symbolizes Jesus’ empty tomb for Christians, and they dyed them red to indicate Christ’s blood. T
his signified his resurrection when it was cracked open.
This finished the Easter basket when it was bundled together. Early medieval Catholics are claimed to have started the ritual of sharing baskets. They would carry baskets of delectable foods to church to be blessed by a priest to mark the end of Lent. These fertility symbols—the bunny, the eggs, the basket itself—were passed down through the decades to be recreated into the Easter customs we cherish today.
• Purity – 925 Silver Charm
• Size – 1/2″ x 3/4″
• Weight – 4.3 grams
• Nickel & Lead-Free
• Jump Ring Included