Strangely enough, such a thing as an Easter tree already exists, and it can be found in Germany. Around 1945, when he was just a young boy, Volker Kraft saw his very first Easter Tree ( Eierbaum, Osterbaum or Ostereirbaum, in German), and decided he would have one of his very own, when he grew up. Time passed and young Volker became a married man, with a family and everything. But his childhood dream stuck with him and he decorated his first Easter Tree, in 1965. He used 18 colored plastic eggs.
But the tree was growing fast and he and his wife, Christa, couldn't afford to waste so many Easter eggs. So they began drilling holes into the eggs, using the contents in the kitchen, and the painted shells as decorations. When their children grew up, they started helping with decorating, and the Easter Tree became a family tradition, known not only in their home town of Saalfeld, but all of Germany.
After their children were grown and moved out of the house, it seemed the Easter Tree would finally catch a break, but grandsons arrived and the Krafts went back to decorating their giant tree. The number of Easter eggs hung by the tree's branches grew every year, and in 2010 it reached and incredible 9,500 eggs!
Als aanvulling kreeg ik nog een mailtje van Carolyn waarin ze vertelt:
I received an email from a follower in Germany that lives close to the house of the egg tree she reported that this year they have 9800 and next year they plan to make and hang 10,000! WOW, Hugs Carolyn.
Dan nu mijn Paaswens voor jullie. Ook in het Engels, dat leek me mooier dan het te vertalen.
Wishing you and yours
Met liefs van mij en ik neem een paar dagen blog-vrij!