Tuesday, March 04, 2008
HAndMade Holidays can Be Easter Too.. ( or Passover, if that's yer deal)
Hey.. I'm taking a break from relentless hawking of my ever growing pile of wares to say that I think this Season Of Secular and Religious Spring Holidays should be as Handmade as The Winter Holidays were. I will be featuring some cool "how-to's" on filling the baskets, making a matzo cover and if I'm on my game, maybe a Seder plate too. Plus some lovely spring fashions along these very lines... Pretty much all the time from now 'til spring break.
Easter can be such a gluttonous trash pile of plastic crapulence... But it simply doesn't need to be.. Because really Easter is all about the candy. Isn't it? All the cheap plastic toys, the "never play with it again" basket fillers that line landfills and the bottoms of the overflowing toy boxes of the nation's youth, are a secondary part of the celebration. ( Domestic Anarchy's Post to this very Point.) Of course, there is the whole Jesus thing too, if that is your guy. For believers, that's the whole ticket to heaven... and that IS something. Rebirth too, for sure, for those of the more agnostic leaning... but really, without the chocolate? It just isn't the same.
One year, my mom.. who is really great and I love her a lot... but one year, she made our Easter baskets "healthy". There was a flocked Bunny piggy bank, and an orange, and an apple, and some raisins, and fruit leather. I am still scarred. If you want healthy Easter: Just Don't Put In As Much Candy.. but there needs to be at least one good sugar rush in the basket.
I feel strongly on this point. I appreciate your attention.