Before I get into this I just want to point out that it is in no way my intention to offend anyone with this post. If Easter is a big event to you and your family, that’s cool. This is just my own observation about how Easter seems to have changed in recent years. Of course I understand that for religious families, Easter is a very important time and really I’m not looking at this from a religious perspective at all.
For me growing up Easter was all about chocolate eggs and I guess we would have had a Sunday roast too, but that’s something we’ve always done regularly and still do now. So it’s not out of the ordinary or particularly special if you know what I mean. It was all pretty standard stuff.
I think that how Easter was for you as a child is generally how you celebrate it with your own children. So for us, the kids just get a ton of chocolate eggs and that’s pretty much it. This year we didn’t even buy the kids any chocolate, just because they get so much from the rest of our family that it seems silly to add to it. We have done Easter egg hunts in the past, which are really fun but we didn’t do one this year. Partly due to lack of time and partly because the puppy probably would have found them and eaten them before the kids! I’m sure we’ll do one next year but the kids really didn’t miss it this year.
This year on social media I have noticed a lot of extravagant gifts, huge family meals to rival Christmas, people popping open the fizz on Easter morning. Basically, for a lot of people it seems like Easter is a second Christmas! It’s something I’ve noticed in the shops too, brands are cashing in on Easter more than ever and it’s become too commercialised.
For us, Christmas is more than enough for one year. It’s expensive and the kids get spoilt but it’s once a year and it’s special. But do we really need another Christmas? More expense and pressure to have a perfect time? Personally, I don’t think so and we will definitely just be sticking with the chocolate.
I did mention this on Instagram and Facebook recently and a lot of people seemed to agree with me. But I’d love to hear from you. What do you think to this? Has Easter become like a second Christmas? How do you celebrate it?
Thank you for reading.