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greek_ggirl

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It's my first Easter as a Godmother (nona). What can I get my Godchild? He's one years old. Thanks!
 

dimi_pat

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I would say baby clothes or a nice piece of jewelry like a cross that they could wear in the future.
 

Joni T.

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It's my first Easter as a Godmother (nona). What can I get my Godchild? He's one years old. Thanks!
My godmother always gave me a decorated candle to light during the Resurrections service. She also liked buying me an outfit to wear on Easter Day. However, my godparents went way above and beyond. I like the idea of a godparent buying the godchild a little religious gift like a komboskini bracelet, a small icon, or a child's religious books.
 
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axariotisxy

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My godmother always gave me a decorated candle to light during the Resurrections service. She also liked buying me an outfit to wear on Easter Day. However, my godparents went way above and beyond. I like the idea of a godparent buying the godchild a little religious gift like a komboskini bracelet, a small icon, or a child's religious books.
That's such a good idea! Religous gifts are great, and they really make the holiday special. It sounds like you had great godparents, what a blessing :)
 
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Can I use natural dye to dye red Easter eggs?

I've been trying to avoid toxins and chemicals these days. Has anyone used natural dyes to dye their eggs? Or even tried dyeing eggs with beet juice? Would it end up looking like the picture below or would it come out like a lighter pink?

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Dying Easter eggs

Traditionally Greeks dye their red eggs on the Thursday of Holy Week. Greeks are really into tradition. I'm wondering what other people have come up with as being easiest. It has taken years of analyzing the way that works best for me, so I thought I'd share.... So, when I was a kid my mother used Ritz red dye, and we used to EAT the eggs. It's a miracle we didn't get poisoned. Then I decided to use red food coloring and eggs came out pink, not the rich red symbolic of the blood of Christ. Then I discovered that the Greek store (I go to Sophia's in Lowell, MA) sells dye specific for dying eggs with directions in both English and Greek on the back. So I followed the directions on the back and dumped the whole packet into a huge pan which ended up hard to clean. As time went on, I discovered I could use only ½ of the packet and use a small container, doing 4 eggs at a time. This year I only used ⅓ of the contents of the packet. So what do you do?

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