Every year we read The Egg Tree – an old Caldecott Medal winner by Katherine Milhous. It’s a lovely story about Dutch custom of setting up an Easter tree decorated by blown and hand painted eggs. My husband comes from Northern Germany, and this tradition is well known there as well. Last year he and Anna decorated our first Easter tree (or, rather, a bunch of twigs), and we did it again this year. There is something very relaxing in the process of decorating eggs with watercolors and markers.