I've been thinking lately about how, much like one of my friends, I might have decided that I like Easter better than Christmas. Here's why:
1.) Easter is the reason we are Christians. Easter is the follow-through on the promise of Christmas.
2.) Easter is more low-key. It's not about cards and decorating and tons of parties and baking and presents and all the "to dos" on your list. I love those things about Christmas, but pretty soon, you find yourself thinking more about all those obligations than you are about the whole reason you're celebrating in the first place. Easter gives you time to think more about the why, because you don't have so much extraneous stuff to take care of.
3.) Easter is at the change of seasons. I love fall and spring. Winter? Not so much. But I think what I really love about fall and spring is the change of the seasons. Seeing the leaves turn or watching my plants put out new leaves and blossoms makes me happy.
Easter spells out beauty, the rare beauty of new life. ~ S.D. Gordon
Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time. ~ Martin Luther
Easter says you can put truth in a grave, but it won't stay there. ~ Clarence W. Hall