Do Easter your own way Resist mindless consumerism Say ‘no’ to a second Christmas
Anyone for an artificial grass lawn for the dining table for Easter lunch, or a wreath to hang on the front door, or an Easter Egg table centrepiece?
There were also Easter ‘‘baubles’’, and carrot bunting, and Easter trees.
We must resist the big Easter up-sell. We have no need for a second Christmas. For children, Easter is great. Judicious rationing of chocolate and lollies in a child’s diet (which is a parent’s duty), means that Easter carries a frisson of excitement that doesn’t need any enhancing with Easter gifts or decorations.
What we do in my household is lovely, frugal and fun.
A few years’ back we bought some easter egg moulds, and each year we make our own eggs.
This involves a slab of Fair Trade milk chocolate made in New Zealand, and a smaller one of dark, or white chocolate for marbling. It then involves children in the kitchen, chocolate being melted, spoons licked, and
‘‘Anyone for an artificial grass lawn for the dining table for Easter lunch, or a wreath to hang on the front door, or an Easter Egg table centrepiece?’’
happiness for all. It’s become a tradition.
It also means we end up with some good value eggs, instead of