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The symbolism of the Easter egg is simple: It celebrates new life. This year, get egg-centric with your baskets by filling them with egg-themed treats, fancily decorated eggs, and all the tools you need for a fun-filled Sunday of dyeing and decorating.
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In your basket, tuck in a personalized Easter card as inspired by the simple oval-shaped silhouette of an egg. Start with a brightly colored photo-frame card and pair it with decorative paper, adding a flourish of rickrack or ribbon.
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These are effortlessly sophisticated. Dip them into a mixture of oil and food coloring, and let them dry. The curlicues of the oil are what paint the one-of-a-kind designs on the shell.
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Remember the story about the goose that laid the golden egg? The metallic sheen of these gold-leaf eggs is reminiscent of Aesop's fables.
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You don't have to be an artist to replicate the intricate illustrations on these eggs. Simply pick a pattern -- we have springtime prints in assorted floral and fauna -- and a color to apply.
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As a finishing touch, fill the basket with everything your special one will need for decorating their own eggs. Things like sparkly glitter and craft paint in a rainbow of colors are a given. But consider handy tools like foam pouncer for perfectly round polka dots or a set of paintbrushes.
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