In this vintage Easter postcard we see two rabbits or Easter Bunnies bearing the gift of a brightly colored Easter Egg.
The tradition of the Easter Bunny and the colored Easter Egg originated in Germany and was brought to America by German immigrants. This tradition has become a beloved one for children and adults as children look for their hidden Easter basket full of brightly colored eggs and chocolate on Easter morning.
This Easter postcard has old-fashioned writing in a script text that says: “Greeting At Easter”
One may ask, what does all this have to do with Easter, the celebration of the risen Christ? Well there is a spiritual side to these types of vintage postcards. First, the bunnies, eggs and or chicks, along with flowers, all present bright, colorful images of Spring which is a time of rebirth. Easter, which comes at the beginning of Spring, is also a time of spiritual rebirth for Christians.
These bright and colorful vintage Easter postcards with Easter Bunnies, Easter Eggs, and flowers all represent life, rebirth, happiness, joy, the ending of winter, and also the ending of Lent, which is a time of fasting and prayer. The Lentin sacrifice of fasting and prayer is ended Easter morn with celebration – including Easter Egg hunts and Easter Basket hunts and lots of eggs and chocolate to eat!