Most years I have an Easter tree in my house. No one else in the family is interested - it's just my little indulgence. I enjoy collecting the twigs (twisted willow and pussy willow this year), cutting and arranging them and then deciding what to hang from my collection of eggs and birds. The fluffy white chick always gets a branch.
I love it because it's simpler and cheaper than a Christmas tree – I collect new branches each year and my decorations (collected and edited over the years) fit into one small box. The combination of natural twigs, colourful eggs and their symbolism of new life epitomise spring and Easter to me.
It makes me happy as does this project Nature in the Home led by Lou from Littlegreenshed. I hope to join in most weeks.