Sunday, April 24, 2011

Hippity, Hoppity....Frugality and Easter

We're Unitarian Universalists and attend services at the First Unitarian Society of Madison, so Easter for us does not mean the same for many other Americans. We view it more as a celebration of Spring. The Rev. Karen Gustafson stated had a lovely expression today, "Easter is a celebration of the promise of Spring.....and let our spring celebrations be simple, focus on what really matters".

Here is how we observed the holiday, in a frugal and simple way:
  1. Easter baskets were purchased at Savers, total cost less than $3;
  2. Brought th baskets with us to FUS for the community egg hunt -- allows the kids to play with baskets, but we didn't have to fill them;
  3. Attended services at FUS and participated in the "egg hunt" following the service. This provided just the right amount of treats for the children; total cost -- free;
  4. Easter lunch served at home. Dinning out with two small children is not fun, especially if the greater Madison population is also attempting to eat out;
  5. Lunch consisted of primarily vegetarian food: zucchini quiche, green bean casserole, homemade bread, sweet potatoes, asparagus, jello (in the midwest jello is associated with holiday celebrations, not illness), and a slice of ham for my mom, a non-vegetarian; and
  6. Time outside walking, filling the bird feeders, and looking for plants rising from the earth.
A lovely time, emphasizing family, food, and nature. Easy on the wallet, the earth, and our waistlines.

No comments:

Post a Comment