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Double Baskets This Easter

Since Nana and YeYe won't be here in person this early Easter, I've been tasked with helping fill their basket for Little L. We also have a basket for our girl, and let me just say that it is *NOT* easy to do up baskets with things that are not laden in sugar, and that are useful and not excessive. Like many, when we need something, we buy it. That usually doesn't leave many "needs" by the time Easter rolls around (Christmas in Dec., Little L's birthday in Feb...)

So here's what my basket is shaping up to be:

a Lalaloopsy Painting Book

a Hello Kitty toothbrush

a set of Sight Words flashcards

a set of Munchkin Foam Bath letters (I wish I found lowercase ones, but uppercase will do)

a Frozen-themed hair accessories set

a new set of Alex Toys bath crayons

Usborne Book of Fairy Tales

Usborne First Sticker Book: Nursery Rhymes

And a Huffy Cinderella bicycle (which we already assembled and gifted to her; the owl was her Valentine's Day gift)
Nana had already sent along an Easter sticker book and a Pete the Cat hardcover storybook, so to that we added a stuffed bunny, a stuffie lamb keychain, a Pez Easter package, a spring hat, and a Little People house toy (which, honestly, I think is a bit young for her, but she has apparently had her heart set on it for several weeks).

I have to say, while I never grew up with an Easter basket tradition, I am actually growing quite fond of shopping for small incidentals (and bigger-ticket purchases) to gift to my girl at Easter time. We don't usually focus on the basket or receiving chocolate or gifts for the occasion; we opt instead to emphasize the redemptive work of Jesus Christ on the cross. We also don't talk about the Easter Bunny or any of the mythology surrounding that, but we still do an egg hunt and we surprise her with a basket on Easter Sunday before church. The best part is usually the element of surprise; she never expects either the egg hunt or the basket(s), so she is always surprised by both.

What is going into your Easter basket(s) this Easter? What limits do you set on the price of each basket?


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