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Old 04-02-2010, 06:37 AM   #277
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Originally Posted by stampingdenise View Post
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!
Since DH and I have been on our own and away from family we don't "do" Easter. I always thought of it as the Christian holy holiday and did not want any part of it. Then last year, on this thread, I learned about the Pagan basis for the holiday, and was amazed that I didn't put it together sooner (ancient Christians stole everything, didn't they?). We still won't "do" Easter this year, but I know when we have our own little people I won't feel hypocritical about doing the fun part of Easter.

I do love Spring and that is what I celebrate. Some years I send Happy Spring cards, but my Happy Easter stamp from All Year Cheer has never seen ink.

So true about pastel-wrapped chocolate. I love the commercial where they dye the mini Reese's cups. Reese's eggs are my fave, and I have resisted getting one so far this year, but I think I'll have to budget one into my points this weekend before they sell out!
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