I'm not big on holidays, in the modern celebration of them, I suppose. I've never made an Easter basket before, but this year, to celebrate how much I love Jesus and how much he loves my family, I did. It's hiding under this table cloth.
But herein lies the challenge.
I have a strong desire to only buy things that are needed, at the very least will be consumed or used- so trinket-y stuff doesn't really strike my fancy. Then throw in that we try to eat healthy- though we do love our treats. I am diabetic. We want to only buy fair trade chocolate. Our friend who shares our home (who we consider family) dislikes fruity stuff (with the exception of a few things, like oranges). I prefer to repurpose when I can.
So what was I going to put in my family Easter basket?
- Some fair trade chocolate that apparently also saves some animals- like penguins and rhinos.
- Citrus flavored fruit snacks
- White cheddar popcorn seasoning (we love popcorn 'round here!)
- Finger puppet sewing kit for the little one and the costume designer
- Three cookie cutters representing the apple of my eye (apple), my love (heart), and my star of a friend (star) for the little one and the manly cookie baker
- Huckleberry Soda for my love
- Lemmy Lemonade for my apple-boy
- Root beer for me and my star
- Fair Trade Shea/Vanilla/Citrus/Mint bubble bath
- Re-purposed broken-toy-bubble-blowing-lawn-mower bubble wand
- Vintage table cloth I already had but forgot
- Thrifted box