The "girls" in my family traditionally get together on Good Friday to decorate Ukrainian Easter eggs, aka pysanky. This is supposed to be done before Good Friday, but it is the one day that we are all free from school and work; and those of us with small children have easy access to childcare (aka daddies!). I also justify our date choice by pointing out that "English" Good Friday is almost always before Ukrainian Good Friday, thanks to the Julian calendar ;-)
This year, the "girls" included myself, my sister Corrine, and Corrine's adult daughters - Marie, Michelle, and Marissa. My Auntie Mary (my mom's sister) dropped in for a quick visit but did not do any eggs this year.
Pysanky have a long and rich tradition - every line, every symbol, every colour on the egg is meaningful. The eggs must be raw, and ideally from a henhouse with a rooster - the yolk symbolizes the rebirth of the sun and of Jesus, and so if there is no chance of life coming forth from the egg, its purpose is lost. The decoration of pysanky predates the arrival of Christianity in Ukraine. The original pagan symbols celebrating the rebirth of spring have been adapted to the story of the rebirth of Christ.
Designs are drawn on the raw eggs with a stylus, or kistka that is filled with melted beeswax. The beeswax turns black as it melts, making it easy to see the designs. The eggs are dipped in progressively darker colours; whatever you want kept white is drawn on before dipping the egg in yellow; whatever you want kept yellow is drawn on before dipping in orange, and so on through the colours. Most traditional eggs are dipped in red, brown, or black as the final colour.
Once the egg has been completely dyed, the wax is melted off. I've read that you can do this in an oven, but traditionally, you hold the egg over a candle flame.