So the decorations are down, the leftover turkey digested, and you’ve finally finished picking pine needles out the carpet. Christmas is officially over. But there’s no time to rest – with one festivity over there’s another looming over the horizon, grinning at us provocatively through a cloud of chocolatey goodness.
Yep, Easter will be the next big thing to celebrate. Of course, nowadays there’s an app for every occasion – and Easter is no exception.
If making Easter cards or looking like an Easter bunny (you’ll see) floats your boat, here are a few of the top Easter apps to play with in between peeling the foil off those oval shaped chocolate miracles.
They’re all very egg-citing. (And don’t tell me you didn’t expect at least one egg related pun.)
In a state of mild inebriation you’ve probably let some enthusiastic face painter apply lion face make-up at a gig or festival. Well, if you’ve ever wondered what you’d look like as an Easter bunny (the cute one, not Donnie Darko style), look no further.
Easter Bunny My Face is a free app that lets you take images from your camera and decorate them with bunny masks and features. You can even make yourself look older, if the fancy takes you. And once you’ve re-imagined yourself as a bunny you can send it to your friends via email, Facebook or Twitter.
I can understand the sentiment behind birthday and Christmas cards, but the concept of Easter cards is a more mystifying one.
Still, if Easter cards are your thing, this is another free app that allows you to create and customise your own cards utilizing existing images on your phone, and send them on to your Facebook or Twitter contacts when you’ve finished. You’ll save money, and a trip to the shops!
Hot on the trail of Norad who gave us the Santa Tracker, now you can keep track of the Easter Bunny as it hops across the globe, despatching eggs along the way with this app that comprises of 3D graphics and sound effects.
In the hours leading up to Easter day, you can track his journey, see where he’s been and where he’s going. This one’s is perfect for kids (and adults) who are getting excited and counting down the days to their choco-delivery.
For those of a certain age you’ll remember the wonderful world of Panini sticker albums. Well, this is the Easter-friendly, bunny-related, digital version of that – a virtual sticker book that allows you to create different types of eggs and scenarios.
Plus there’s the bonus of not having that fiddly bit of peeling off the back of the stickers.
For me, Easter is all about the chocolate – and as much of it as possible. If a weekend binge of Creme and Mini eggs still doesn’t satiate your chocolate urges, you might want to consider downloading the app that contains over 550 chocolate recipes, from cakes and truffles to bars and cookies.
You can also share your recipes and notes with like-minded wannabe Willy Wonkas via email, Twitter and Facebook. Even better, once you’ve downloaded it you can use it offline and also adjust the font size so you can make out the recipes through what will inevitably be a messy, chocolate-splashed screen.
These apps should be more than enough to sink your sweet tooth into in addition to the billboards, shop aisles and TV advertising designed to get you to swap your cash for cocoa.
Do you know of any other Easter apps that you’d recommend?