With Easter just a few weeks away, people are likely seeing all manner of decorations, trinkets, and other collectibles readily available in stores. Easter is a religious holiday but for those who are not religious, Easter can mean many things, like Hope and New Beginnings as Easter is always at the start of spring, or close to it. In any case, when it comes to Easter, there are many traditions and affiliations attached to it. A few examples are Easter eggs, Easter baskets, and of course the Easter Bunny. Additionally, chicks and lambs are also commonly seen in Easter décor. Today, we at Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would like to elaborate on chicks, lambs, and bunnies as a part of Easter.
Easter Lamb Decor
Often, sheep have their lambs in early spring. Where spring represents new beginnings, lambs are often a good representation of the start of new life. Regarding the religious aspects associated with it, the Lamb is a symbol of Jesus and in the Bible, He is often referred to as ‘the Lamb of God’. Lambs are also a part of Jewish Faith, as they were a sacrifice for people’s sins and wrong doings and Christians, as the Lamb of God, was sacrificed for everyone. Additionally, lamb is often served in Easter meals for tradition.
Easter Chick Decorations
Like lambs, chicks are born in spring time. The eggs hatching symbolize rebirth from the ancient symbolism of fertility. Because the eggs play a major role in Easter traditions, the chick, being the symbolism of rebirth, is often associated with Easter.
Meaning of the Easter Bunny
Baby bunnies, like the lamb and chick, are depicted with Easter celebrations. Everyone knows the Easter bunny as well, so the bunny has a primary part to play in. Hares are also seen in spring and part of the Easter animal because in northern Europe during March, they run around the empty fields competing for mates. The females are often a part of the fray as they fight off the males. The Easter Hare evolved to the Easter Bunny when German and Dutch settlers took the custom over to the USA. According to University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture, the Easter Bunny’s origins can be traced to 13th century, pre-Christian Germany, when people worshiped several gods and goddesses. The goddess of spring and fertility is the Teutonic deity Eostra, where on the Vernal Equinox, feasts were held in her honor. Because of the animal’s high reproduction rate, her symbol as the rabbit. Documented in the 1500s, the first Easter Bunny legends came about in 1680 from the first published story told related a tale of a rabbit laying eggs and hiding them in the garden. As mentioned, when the German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania Dutch country in the 1700s, the legends followed and became a widely used tradition in the United States according to the University of Florida’s Center for Children.
Easter Animal Chainsaw Carvings & More in Las Vegas, Nevada, Helena, Montana & Nampa, Idaho
No matter if you have a soft spot for the lamb, chicks, or bunnies, Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings has something for you as a unique carving can enrich your home or garden in your collection. Call us today to see what we have in stock or for your custom chainsaw carving.