Easter, the oldest Christian holiday, celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Over the centuries, pagan spring fertility symbols, such as eggs and rabbits, have been integrated into the holiday. Each year, people often host Easter egg hunts, have a feast and fill baskets with items symbolic of Easter and give them away in celebrationEaster treats can get expensive unless you've stocked up on candy during the year. Instead of breaking the bank by purchasing goodies, spend a little extra time making your own. Cookies, chocolate-covered peanuts or raisins, crispy rice treats and homemade fruit snacks are all easy to make treats, without unnatural dyes or preservatives. Save money and know what you're child is eating; now that's a bonus.