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Ideals Easter 2024

Ideals Easter 2024

Find hope in the pages of this family-favorite, time-honored Easter tradition.
Loyal readers are drawn to Ideals for its celebration of life’s most treasured moments. This year’s compilation of prose and poetry continues Ideals‘ legacy of providing inspiration and comfort for readers. The Easter issue, always a reminder of the true heart of Easter, includes heartwarming text selected with care, alongside beautiful, full-color photographs and fine art reproductions. Beloved writer Pamela Kennedy shares holiday memories and family traditions; poet Eileen Spinelli taps into the charm of the season; and the original Easter story is told through Bible passages accompanied by fine art. The Family Recipes feature, a reader favorite, offers Easter-appropriate recipes to prepare and share.

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Previous Issues

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Each issue ofIdeals celebrates the meanings and traditions of the Christmas and Easter holidays with uplifting poetry, thoughtful essays, full-color artwork, beautiful photos, and seasonal recipes. These annual issues have been sought out by readers since 1944, when Van B. Hooper’s popular employee newsletter became a magazine. Throughout the years, classic writers and artists have graced the pages of Ideals along with up-and-coming writers to fulfill Mr. Hooper’s vision of creating “a book of old-fashioned ideals, homey philosophy, poetry, music, inspiration, and art.

At Ideals, we hope to do the following:

Cultivate and Honor Traditions 

Celebrate Changing Seasons 

Foster Community 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ideals still published? Yes, Ideals has been in continuous publication since 1944. We continue to publish two annual issues: EASTER and CHRISTMAS.

Is Ideals available by subscription? No. Although we no longer offer a mail-order subscription service, new issues can be purchased from stores such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million,, Lifeway, and other fine retail stores as they become available. A local bookstore can also special order new issues from our distributor on your behalf.

Do you have old issues of Ideals to sell? Unfortunately, we do not have old issues or collector’s copies to sell at this time. Consider looking for these back issues at yard sales, thrift stores, used bookstores, ebay, abebooks, alibris, and other used book webstores.

May I submit my poem or story to be published by IdealsPlease send us an email to ask for submission guidelines. Thank you.

I am trying to find a poem, recipe, or story that appeared in a past issue of IdealsAt this time we do not have a way to easily locate material from all our past issues. If you know the specific issue and year in which the poem appeared, the author’s name, or exact title, we might be able to locate it for you. However, please keep in mind that we are a small office and we are unable to devote a lot of time researching. We suggest posting this question on our Facebook page. We have many fans and collectors who may be familiar enough with the magazines and might recognize it. You can sometimes find what you are looking for by doing a quick internet search.

I would like to use a poem or photograph that appeared in IdealsIdeals buys only one-time rights to the articles, poems, and photographs published in our books and magazines. Consequently, in most cases we cannot give permission to reprint any selections from our publications. We may need to refer you to the original author, copyright holder, or photographer. In a few cases, Ideals does own the work. Contact Ideals for information regarding the exact piece you wish to use and in what manner it will be reproduced. Email us: