Di is hosting Truthful Tuesday while PCGuyIV , the original host is on hiatus.
The question this week is:
Do you think Easter, like Christmas, is too commercialised and goods available too early in respect of the holiday?
I am not at all religious but I do think that Easter is a very commercial holiday in some respects. This year I didn’t think the chocolate eggs appeared too early. I think it was after Valentine’s Day at least.
I did see some Easter cards but as I found with Christmas cards it is harder to find a nice card that you can send to anyone. Most cards now are specialised . One thing that particularly annoyed me at Christmas was that so many cards seemed to be for couples. It was very hard to find a nice “Sister” card amongst all the “Sister and Brother in Law, Sister and Partner etc. Do people only send cards to couples now? And don’t even get me started on the cost of cards. This applies to all holidays not just Easter.
However, my biggest gripe about the commercialisation of Easter is Hot Cross buns. Why must the stores start selling them on Boxing Day? It makes me so annoyed (I nearly said cross) . And whose idea was it to make a fruitless hot cross bun? It’s not a proper bun without the fruit as far as I’m concerned. Nor should they have chocolate chips. What’s that about? Let’s not even talk about Vegemite hot cross buns. That is just wrong.
I know that Hot Cross buns are popular. I love them myself but they are for Easter. They lose their significance if you can buy them all the time. Why can’t we just have plain buns without the crosses the rest of the year?
Hot cross buns and Easter Eggs were available in January here. I agree with you about cards, which was one reason why I now prefer to make my own. The only card I will not make is a sympathy card. For that, I will go and buy one for the particular family concerned. Thanks for joining in.
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