I knew it! See mom — Easter Eggs DO grow on trees!! Or at least they do in Germany’s Volker Kraft’s apple tree!
In 1965, the Krafts decked their tree for Easter with 18 artfully decorated eggs — a popular tradition in Germany. Year after year, the amount of eggs grew… Last year, the tree carried 9,800 brightly coloured Easter eggs artfully decorated with everything from sequins to sea shells and was quite the tourist attraction — it drew more than 13,000 visitors!
This year is a landmark year. Another 200 eggs brought the total to 10,000 Easter eggs hanging from their tree and Volker Kraft confirmed that this is where it stops… only because they’re running out of room to store the mountain of egg boxes!!!
What I love about this story is how much of a family activity it has remained. The Kraft’s 40 year old daughter still blows out real eggs and paints them — something she has been doing with her dad since the age of 4!
Now doesn’t that put a smile on your face? 47 years of seeing a tree grow and a family come together to put a little colour in our lives!