Well, I decided to be sad no more about the loss of our grand tradition (which involved dyeing eggs then telling the story behind each egg with an interpretive dance, haiku, or whatever you were moved to do). The grand finale involved reading David Sedaris' Jesus Shaves from Me Talk Pretty One Day, laughing most of the way through it. I think I blogged about this before, but that's a recap for people who may have missed it.
Anyway, I found a set of wooden nesting eggs here and will be sending them two sets of three sizes of the nesting eggs. We'll all decorate our two same-sized eggs and then send one of each back across the country....so we'll both have the same, complete sets of nesting eggs...each of the five eggs will be decorated by one of us (if that makes any sense).
Of course, there are many rules and regulations that go along with creating a new tradition. You want it to be taken seriously so it'll last. It needs to have an air of dignity; a grander purpose, if you will. I'll spare you the details but tell you that it involves a chant ("All hail the New Easter Egg Tradition!") and an open bottle of white vinegar (to give the air of dyeing Easter eggs in the traditional fashion.)Here's the kit that I sent along today (holy crap, postage has gotten expensive). It involves nesting eggs, various paints, paintbrushes, and a little basket to keep it all in:)