Easter is something that I have always looked forward to since I was a young child as we carry on many traditions in my family. Having a day where we get to put on our new Easter outfits, see family, and enjoy the rebirth of spring. I was fortunate enough to have grown up close to my grandparents who lived on a hill that overlooked the California Mountains and at this time of the year were brightly colored with fresh springtime.
Traditionally my grandma would have bouquets of Calla Lilies or Easter Lilies placed on the dining room table to bring the fresh bloom inside. One of my founder memories is going around the garden collecting additional flowers to decorate the house. We would collect flowers in bloom such as Lilies, Roses, Tulips, and many more in the garden that we thought would look nice as an added to the center piece on the dining room table. In addition to collecting flowers for bouquets to dress up the house, we would find daintier flowers that we could use to dress up our traditional Lamb cake, which was a pound cake in the shape of a lamb. These smaller flowers added character and brought the lamb to life with fresh colors.
At the end of the day after the festivities of Easter egg hunting and our family dinner my Grandparents would gift each family their own bouquet of Calla Lilies to take home. For my family I can remember these bouquets lasting for weeks and bring the fresh flowers of spring to our home for weeks.
The more traditional flower that is recognized for Easter day is the Easter Lily. With the trumpet shaped white flower symbolizing the spirit of Easter they are a great centerpiece for your Sunday Easter festivities. Along with Easter Lilies, Calla Lilies are also a popular flower for Easter Sunday as they carry similar significance to each other.