Every year, I tell myself to never, ever, use that plastic Easter basket grass again. I have clear memories of doing so last year after picking it out of every crevice somehow for months on end. Yet I just opened up my Easter holiday decorations box to prep, and what’s in there? Two fresh large packs of plastic grass. This year, I am throwing them away and using tissue paper instead.
We’re less than two weeks out from Easter, a holiday I am slowly trying to up the ante in celebrating for theological reasons. I’ve also been on a slow revision of the Easter baskets away from garbage candy and towards more meaningful and wholesome gifts.
It has helped in this transformation to see that giant corporate conglomerates like Hershey’s not only sell candies that are horrible for our family’s health, but also morally abominable. Of course, with six kids I also need to stay on some kind of reasonable spending level.
So here are some items I’ve found to fill Easter baskets with higher-quality treats and more gift-quality items to mark our celebration of Easter as the pinnacle of our religious observance. No shade to Christmas, of course, which we also thoroughly enjoy.
Herb-Flavored Lentil Snack Packs
Farver Farms is a family-owned farm in Montana that my in-laws introduced us to at…
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