Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the full moon of the vernal equinox on March 21. This means that this festival is celebrated anytime between March 22 and April 25 every year.
The Western Churches follow the Gregorian calendar while orthodox Christians follow the Julian calendar to calculate this.
What is Easter?
Easter is essentially the celebration of the resurrection of Christ from the dead and is one of the most important holidays for Christians. It is not a single day celebration and instead is an entire season of the Christian church year. The 40 day period of Lent is observed by many devout Christians which eventually culminates in Easter. The day before Lent begins is Mardi Gras which is the last day of fun and food before the fasting month. The week preceding Easter is known as holy week and also has Maundy Thursday on which day Jesus had his last supper with his disciples. Good Friday is the day of his crucifixion and Holy Saturday is the transition between Crucifixion and resurrection. In the 50 day period following Easter known as Eastertide, the ascension of Jesus to heaven is also celebrated. Hence, we can say that Easter is the celebration of all things held sacred by devout Christians.
The spirit of Easter
Easter broadly signifies the victory of good over evil and the immortality of the Christ. This is the reason that this festival also signifies hope and faith because if Jesus could undergo the torture of crucifixion and still emerge victorious then there is hope for the millions who are devoid of joy. As a result, people consider Easter an opportunity to wish each other joy and happiness because after all Jesus atoned for our sins. There are many ways in which you can convey your good wishes on this day and the most effective of them all are personalized video greetings.
Commercialization of Easter
Like all other festivals, Easter is also commercialized by opportunistic business owners. There is a flood of Easter Bunnies, Easter eggs, mounds of jelly beans and marshmallow chicks along with baskets and candies that flood the market. Along with these, earlier there were the Easter cards which now have been replaced by e-greetings. Of course, there are many websites that allow you to send e-greetings on Easter to your loved ones, but these are mostly pre-designed and leave little scope for Personalization.
However, it is now possible to send personalized video greetings by creating a video of your own with the help of a mobile camera or more sophisticated equipment. You can give free reign to your creativity while making this video and include songs, music, props and many other elements which will eloquently convey your Easter message. Needless to say, the recipients will be touched by the fact that you actually took the trouble to create a unique Easter message for them. They will appreciate the feelings behind this gesture and acknowledge the message that you want to convey even more gratefully.