MEANINGFUL GIFTS, RELIGIOUS JEWELRY AND CHURCH ATTIRE

The Easter season marks the triumph of spring, embodying rebirth and renewal after the bleakness of the winter months. For many, Easter has a deeper significance, beyond the traditions of bunnies, eggs and candy, as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Make your Easter celebration extraordinary with meaningful gifts, jewelry that expresses your faith and your best church attire.

BEYOND THE BASKET: GIFTS OF FAITH

For children or grandchildren, a faith-related gift will be a reminder of the powerful message of Easter long after the candy is gone. An angel figurine or other inspirational gift will be a constant sign of God’s love—and yours.

A gift is also a beautiful way to express appreciation to a minister or their spouse, who may sometimes be taken for granted. A handsome Bible cover with pockets and pen loops to keep study tools at hand would make a practical and warmly received gift. A praise dancer figurine would make a lovely gift for a church friend, one that would especially lift the heart of someone facing struggles.

EXPRESS YOUR BELIEFS WITH RELIGIOUS JEWELRY

Religious jewelry makes a quiet statement of faith that’s not just for Easter, but anytime. Options range from affordable fashion jewelry like a charming angel wing necklace, to jewelry in 10K or 14K Gold. Choose the imagery that has the most meaning for you: a cross, a crucifix, Jesus, Mary, Our Lady of Guadalupe or a pair of angel wings.

HEAD-TO-TOE STYLES FOR CHURCH

The cornerstone of Easter weekend for the faithful is, of course, attending church. Though services and dress codes have become more casual through the years, the major holidays are still dress-up events. Many women love to be seen in an entirely new outfit for Easter, especially if it’s a tradition from their childhood.

EASTER DRESSES

There are two beautiful approaches to take with Easter service apparel. Dresses are always appropriate, of course. For an early Easter, jacket dresses provide an extra bit of warmth while looking polished. The Gold Stud Jacket Dress has a simple silhouette in white, with a subtle touch of embellishment on the jacket. A floral dress is a lovely nod to the season of new beginnings. It can be a sweet print with delicate pastel hues, or a statement-maker with bold patterned flowers.

SKIRT SUITS

Another elegant option is the skirt suit. Whatever your personal style, there’s a suit to match, whether sleek and sophisticated or lacy and feminine. Our current favorite is the Garden Party Skirt Suit, with its capelet jacket with a cascade of demure embroidered flowers.

EASTER HATS AND HANDBAGS

The head-to-toe look calls for the perfect accessories, including a stylish hat. A beautiful crown for your Easter ensemble is the Feather Flower Hat in champagne. Its soft hue makes it a versatile choice to take you through spring and summer weddings, graduations and other celebrations. (It also comes in equally versatile black.)

Some women like a head-to-toe color with outfit, shoes and handbag. Others prefer a coordinated look that matches accessories in a different hue from the dress or suit. We love the way the Skylar Shootie by Penny Loves Kenny complements the champagne color of the hat above. However, the choices are practically endless. Find the perfect shoe for you by searching Dress Shoes.

A handbag in ivory or sand will go well with these choices, but there are myriad colors to match the hue you choose, including gorgeous spring pastels like the mauve Cutwork Satchel by Marc Chantal. Search Women’s Handbags to find your ideal bag in the perfect color.

Renewal, hope and love make up the heart of the Easter season. May your own celebration bring you joy.

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