Colouring eggs the day before Easter has been a tradition in my family for as long as I can remember. One that I looked forward to as much as the chocolate bunnies, marshmallow eggs, and cheap plastic springtime toys that the Easter Bunny faithfully delivered early the following morning.
Over the years, however, I've never deviated in my colour choices from soft pastels and bright spring hues. Pink. Yellow. Mauve. Robin's Egg Blue. It didn't seem fair to distract and confuse the Easter Bunny on eve of such an important journey. Also, it just didn't occur to me.
But clearly, others do not share this concern. Because they have taken the traditional art of egg decoration and given it a decidedly Halloween-ish twist. No soft pastels here.