Originally Posted by stampingdenise
I was reading on another thread about how much money people are spending on Easter stuff.... and I'm soooo guilty. I really went overboard this year. Yikes. and it got me thinking... I don't celebrate it from the religious aspect. But I do sorta like the Pagan perspective of spring and fertility and the cycle of the seasons. Plus chocolate candy in pretty pastel wrappers is just hard to resist!
My MIL - a die hard Catholic who thinks EVERYONE who isn't Catholic is going to hell - brought over a set of palms this week and stuck it behind our family portrait on the wall. Ugh. I took them down. So annoying. I couldn't bring myself to throw them out, though.
Oh!!! Palms! A childhood memory, yes we always had the palms behind a big picture. I learned that the leftover palms are burned and those are next years ashes on Ash Wed. Wonder if that's still true.