What are your memories of Easter Sunday? Perhaps dressing in your Easter finest to attend a church adorned with Easter Lilies. Maybe wearing an Easter bonnet. Coloring Easter eggs. And hopefully a sumptuous meal. And for many of us, the Easter Bunny and an Easter basket come to mind. Chocolate is an awesome surprise, but we suggest you consider a unique and healthy gift – custom water bottles from Lively Bottle.
Custom Water Bottles Are A Healthy Gift Idea
Custom water bottles are a healthy gift idea for an Easter basket. We live in a world that often sees poor health habits exhibited by kids, and improved hydration and replacement of sugar drinks with water is a good thing. Lively Bottle custom water bottles also are a source of pride. Create a personalized water bottle using pictures, names, even a piece of art created with Easter eggs!
Easter Egg Traditions
We spoke with Asta Zimkus, who is both an artist and the art director at the Lithuanian World Center in Lemont IL,. Asta describes Easter egg decorating as an 18th century tradition rooted in Christianity. Lithuania is one of three Baltic countries in northern Europe, with a population of 3 million.
Since there wasn’t a Walgreen’s on every corner selling Easter egg colors, decorators used natural materials, such as tree bark and onion skins. They even used the water from nails rusting in buckets! And vinegar not needed! Knives were used to etch decorations in the eggs. After 5-7 years the contents of the eggs evaporated, leaving a hollow, decorated egg shell that became a keepsake.
Eggs were regarded as a natural source of life, and became associated with many traditional Lithuanian folkloric customs. Eggs were imbued with additional power and meaning when colored and decorated. The color red was believed to protect man from evil spirits. The patterns used to embellish the eggs symbolized the sun, moon, stars, love, devotion, and more.
Asta described egg decorating as an expression of the soul, and likened the calming effect of this craft to yoga and meditation. Single women used their Easter egg decorating talents to woo bachelors looking for future brides. On Easter morning baskets were placed in competition on front porches.
How To Design Your Own Custom Water Bottles
This video explains how to design your own custom water bottle. If you need more help contact our design expert [email protected]. Lively Bottles are made in the USA, BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and include a choice of lid colors.
Shipping is always free, and we require no minimum order quantities – buy just one if you’d like! We are happy to help!
See our fun custom water bottles with Easter designs. Or, create your own personalized water bottle by adding a picture and name, or multiple pictures and text.