This vintage Easter postcard shows a discarded shoe out in the yard overgrown with flowers and little Easter Chicks using it to play in. Mom and Dad chicken look on.
The tradition of the Easter Bunny and the colored Easter Egg originated in Germany and was brought to America by German immigrants. Originally, the tradition was to use a shoe, rather than basket for the Easter eggs. This vintage postcard may be of German origin, in which the woven shoe is the predecessor to the Easter basket. 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.
In this early 1900s, this scene of the Chicken family with kids playing in the backyard was symbolic of what the average American family would be doing on Easter day after attending their local church for Easter services.