Saturday, March 11, 2017

Easter Ideals 2017 by Melinda L.R. Rumbaugh [Review & Giveaway]

My thoughts: I have enjoyed the Ideals publications (seasonal) since my teen years when my mother would purchase them - specifically the Christmas and Easter/Spring editions. Each year Ideals collects poems, sayings,  Scripture, hymns, and beautiful pictures to bring the reader a collection suitable for that season and filled with inspiration, beautiful word usage, and readings worth perusing again and again.

The reading of poetry is somewhat a lost art and most folks won't sit long enough for the nuances of poetic phraseology to envelope their heart and mind. But if introduced early in life it is often enjoyed throughout life.

In Easter Ideals 2017 the collection speaks to the loveliness of bursting Spring, colors of flowers, and the dressing of nature reflected in the dressing of little girls in spring dresses and bonnets. The readings segue into the more serious aspect of the Easter season - that of the resurrection of Christ the Lord. I love this aspect most of all.

I recommend the acquisition of Easter Ideals 2017. Note: I personally do not like the Easter egg traditions and this Ideals does include some of these.

Publication information: Spring brings renewal, hope, rebirth, new growth—and a new issue of Easter Ideals, which celebrates all of this and more. The annual compilation of poetry, prose, recipes, and Bible excerpts, paired with gorgeous seasonal photography and artwork, returns once again with a new edition for 2017.

This beautiful softcover treasury will inspire readers after a long winter, evoking the joy and warmth of the emerging spring, celebrating the resurrection of life, and honoring the risen Lord. Authors and poets such as Pamela Kennedy and Eileen Spinelli reflect upon the season’s special moments and the holiday’s spiritual significance. Bible excerpts and inspirational poetry remind us of the reason we celebrate Easter, and beautiful photographs and artwork bring color and life to each page.

Easter Ideals will appeal to all who wish to embrace and experience the traditions, beauty, and joy of this special time of year.
Begins March 11
ENDS March 20 @ 12:01 a.m. EDT.
Open to USA addresses only.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher to facilitate a review. Opinions are my own and I was not compensated.


  1. I celebrate Easter at Church with my friends.

  2. We fill baskets and color eggs. We also read the Bible and Easter books. We watch Mass on television. We also decorate the house.

  3. We go to Easter Sunrise Service and enjoy a breakfast afterwards. Church services at 11 am and then a family dinner. Now that we have a 3 year old granddaughter there will also be an egg hunt.

  4. We go to church, after that we share dinner and have a Easter egg hunt. It's a wonderful day that is shared by three generations. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

  5. We read the Bible and talk about the Resurrection.


  6. We celebrate Easter by going to Easter Mass. We also get together with family to enjoy an Easter dinner.

  7. I celebrate Easter at home with my family.

  8. Have a wonderful dinner with the family.


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