During the Passover Seder, it is a tradition to break a matzah in two and hide part of it for the children to find. This matzah called the "Afikomen". It is wrapped in a linen cloth and hidden by the leader of the seder, usually the father. For believers in Yeshua the Messiah, the Afikomen is a symbol of Yeshua, His death and His resurrection. At the appropriate time in the seder, the children look for it, and the one who finds it is rewarded with a "ransom" paid by the leader.
At our family seder, since we just have two daughters, I like to tell them to search for the Afikomen together, so they both get a prize. I usually put together a gift bag for each of them for my husband to give them in exchange for the Afikomen. This year in their gift bags they each got a little lamb that I made out of vintage sheets from a vintage pattern.
Aren't they cute? This is the pattern I used:
Adorable, right? I didn't put the silly hair on the lambs, though. I thought they were cuter without it.
Also in their gift bags was a beautiful bookmark for each of them from an Etsy shop called Light of Zion Handcrafted Jewelry. This one is called "Torah on Your Heart":
|Torah on Your Heart Bookmark|
And this one is "One in Messiah":
|One in Messiah Bookmark|
They are so pretty, like jewelry for your book or Bible, and they are so special and meaningful! My girls love them! They came with a little card with a scripture attached, and a sweet handwritten note from Elisheva, the artist who created them. Elisheva also has an Etsy shop called Messianic Cards, featuring her works of art on gorgeous cards. I haven't ordered any yet, because I simply can't choose! Here are a couple of nice ones for Passover:
|Messiah Our Passover Cards|
|Celebrate the Feast Cards|