People are likely seeing all manner of decorations, trinkets, and other collectibles readily available in stores, with Easter here. Easter can mean many things, like hope and new beginnings as Easter is always at the start of spring, or close to it in addition to religious beliefs for the holiday. There are many traditions and affiliations attached to it when it comes to Easter in any case such as Easter eggs, Easter baskets, and of course the Easter Bunny. Commonly seen in Easter décor, traditional animals include chicks, lambs, and bunnies. As a part of Easter, we at Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings would like to elaborate on chicks, lambs, and bunnies.
Chick Chainsaw Carving
Chicks are born in springtime, much like lamb. From the ancient symbolism of fertility, the eggs hatching symbolize rebirth. The chick, being the symbolism of rebirth, is often associated with Easter, because the eggs play a major role in Easter traditions.
Wood Carved Lamb
In early spring, sheep have their lambs frequently. Lambs are often a good representation of the start of new life where spring represents new beginnings. Since He is often referred to as ‘the Lamb of God’ the Lamb is a symbol of Jesus and in the Bible, as the religious aspects associated with it. Because they were a sacrifice for people’s sins and wrong doings and Christians, as the Lamb of God, was sacrificed for everyone, Lambs are also a part of Jewish Faith. Lamb is often served in Easter meals for tradition as well.
Bunny Rabbit Carved Out of Wood
Commonly depicted with Easter celebrations baby bunnies, are like the lamb and chick. The bunny has a primary part to play in, everyone knows the Easter bunny as well. They run around the empty fields competing for mate, as the hares are also seen in spring and part of the Easter animal because in northern Europe during March. The females are often a part of the fray as they fight off the males. When German and Dutch settlers took the custom over to the USA, the Easter Hare evolved to the Easter Bunny. When people worshiped several gods and goddesses, the Easter Bunny’s origins can be traced to 13th century, pre-Christian Germany according to University of Florida’s Center for Children’s Literature and Culture. Where on the Vernal Equinox, feasts were held in her honor, the goddess of spring and fertility is the Teutonic deity Eostra. Her symbol as the rabbit, due to the animal’s high reproduction rate. 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, which was documented in the 1500s. The legends followed and became a widely used tradition in the United States according to the University of Florida’s Center for Children when the German immigrants settled in Pennsylvania Dutch country in the 1700s as mentioned.
Spring Chainsaw Wood Carvings in Las Vegas, Nevada, Helena, Montana & Nampa, Idaho
Carve Me A Bear! Chainsaw Carvings has something for you as a unique carving can enrich your home or garden in your collection, whether you have a soft spot for lambs, chicks or bunnies. To see what we have in stock or for your custom carving, call us today.