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The Santa Bunny?!

Posted by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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While I was looking through all my friends pictures on facebook yesterday, it occurred to me that the Easter Bunny is looking more like Santa Clause these days! Does anyone else feel this way? I saw pics of kids with HUGE Easter baskets...including clothes, toys, DVDs, etc. When did Easter become so commercial? I remember just getting a few eggs with some candy inside, and maybe a small stuffed animal.

We were travelling back from vacation on Easter this year with my 14 month old daughter. She did one egg hunt over the weekend. And last night I gave her a little peeping chick that was $3 from Walmart. She LOVED it, and would not put it down all night long.

How did you celebrate Easter? Where do you draw the line with gift giving?

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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by Shauna on Apr. 1, 2013 at 7:57 AM

We don't go all out like that for Easter. We usually do a small basket. This year we got our boys each a video game. No basket or candy because we do an egg hunt and the eggs have candy in them.

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:04 AM
I still do a very small Easter basket although I have noticed it becoming bigger and bigger gifts for Easter. My girls get the same bucket or basket they had from the year before and I get a small stuffed animal, and something like a headband or sunglasses and then the eggs I hide have1 jelly bean or 1 small chocolate egg in it and they get 10 each. This is all they've ever known and they don't expect more(yet!) I do the same for Christmas in regards to just small amounts. I spread their wish list out throughout the family so we aren't getting them everything they ask for plus the Santa gifts and then family gifts too. I make sure they get what they want just not all from us. At Christmas they each get about 10 gifts all together and haven't ever asked why they don't get more. I hope to keep it this way in this day and age of excess. My hope is that since I started out small that I can keep it that way.
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by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:42 AM

We do small baskets. Candy, my son got pjs (becasue he needed them so I put them in the basket), flip flops. My little one got books, and a few other small things. If it does not fit in the basket, they dont get it. We already have too much stuff. I buy the candy I like, so I can "help" them eat it.

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 8:45 AM
My boys got a small basket and a video game and that was it.
by Gold Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:25 AM

My kids baskets are fairly similar to mine as a child. They do get more stuff but they have a lot less candy. Every year I do a kite, butterfly eggs, sidewalk chalk, chocolate bunny and an egg hunt. The eggs have a few small pieces of candy or change in them. This year they also got beach towels. *shrugs* it would probably look like a lot in a photo but I look at it as a fun way to get some spring goodies. 

by Bronze Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:28 AM
My kids don't get much... a little candy an an outfit for summer.
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by Silver Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:33 AM
We just did a egg hunt and buckets. They mostly got candy but it'll last them all year.
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by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:35 AM

I dont do candy.....they get a few peices but I tend to stick to Spring/Summer themed clothes and toys. Ive spent anwhere from 50-1000  on Easter. Only 50 this year but last year it was 1000 (swing set, sand box, new bikes, and baskets)

by Platinum Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM

I usually decorate hard boiled eggs with DD & buy her a few chocolate eggs that I hide around the house for her to find and call it a day.  This year DH and I went totally overboard with Monster High stuff (that DD is obsessed with right now)  and it is indeed more of a Christmas deal - I still can't get over how much I spent and what DD is getting.  There's nothing Easter themed at all except that in order to get the gifts - we're sending her on a scavenger hunt and all the clues are hidden in plastic eggs.

by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 11:16 AM
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I found the same thing looking on Facebook.  Kids with presents.  When I was little it was a hunt for chocolate eggs or foil-wrapped bunnies and a larger egg in a box. No "presents" of any kind.  My kids got a small basket with a small stuffed animal, bubbles and a colouring book.  They also hunted out plastic eggs I filled with candy/chocolate that they'll eat, and a larger boxed egg with some chocolate inside.  I'm so glad we homeschool so I don't have to hear what kind of things everyone else's kids got.  I wish people would stop buying into all this commercialism.  There were flyers advertising big ticket toys (think power wheels cars) as Easter gifts for kids.  Give me a break!!

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