It’s nearly Easter already and while we know it’s supposed to be a religious celebration, for most us it just means piles and piles of chocolate! As much as we love to stuff our faces with chocolate eggs (we like creme eggs if anyone is offering…) there is such a thing as too much of a good thing. The kids especially seem to receive approximately four million Easter eggs every Easter, which means we have mountains of the stuff to get through.
We’ve also noticed an alarming trend for pink and blue Easter eggs lately, just when we thought we were getting past this stuff! We don’t judge any chocolate by its packaging though; it’s all tasty and deserves to be eaten. Anyway, we were thinking why not ditch the sugar this Easter and treat your little ones to some new clothing instead?
Sexist Easter Eggs?
Not only are too many Easter eggs bad for your teeth, have you ever noticed how gendered they are? Now, we don’t know about you, but chocolate is pretty tasty to us – no matter what the packaging looks like.
Easter eggs are a great example of the exact same products being marketed in different ways to boys and girls. Only this week, Kinder was slammed for deciding that their chocolate goodies needed colour coding.
Kinder have used DC superhero imagery on their eggs, very popular with kids at the moment, but the problem is that the girls’ egg is pink and features female characters, while the boys’ egg gets a blue colour and images of Batman, Superman and the Flash. How unfair?!
Be the Cool Parent This Easter
If you want to avoid too much sugar for your little ones this Easter, or the dreaded pink and blue eggs, then why not buy them some clothing instead? Easter is a traditional time to buy new clothes too, what with the days getting warmer and there being a mysterious yellow object appearing in the sky. We think our super cute kids t-shirts are the perfect alternative Easter gift! Our unisex kids t-shirts come in a range of sizes and designs and are made from 100% cotton.
Alternatively, our personalised kids backpacks have been selling like hot cakes recently, get yours while they’re still hot!
Don’t forget, we also offer free worldwide shipping on our fab range of unisex kids clothing over £50, aren’t we lovely! Keep an eye on our social media channels as we get closer to the Easter holidays, as we might have a tasty little offer in the works 😉
When is Easter 2018?
If you don’t have a clue when Easter is this year; don’t worry, we’ve got your back!
You wouldn’t be the only one who doesn’t have a clue when the Easter holidays are – they change each year, so it can get a little confusing! Easter and the bank holidays fall anytime between March 22 and April 25.
Here are the Easter 2018 dates for your diary…
30 Mar – Fri – Good Friday UK
2 Apr – Mon – Easter Monday UK (*except Scotland)
The full ‘Easter season’ includes the 40 days of lent and Holy week which culminates in Easter Sunday. Lent 2018 began on February 14 and will end March 29; did you manage to give anything up this year?
How to Talk to Your Kids About Easter
Now we’re clear on when the damn holiday falls, what do you have planned for the kids? A traditional egg hunt? Or maybe a nice family dinner? Easter is a great time for family activities.
The holiday might be a little confusing for younger children though, especially in families that don’t observe any religion or belong to other faith groups. Most kids are curious about the world around them and with Christianity being a dominant religion, they are bound to hear and see things – and ask loads of questions.
They might wonder what bunnies and chicks have to do with that Jesus fella, or why everyone seems to receive lots of chocolate. They might also ask about friends who aren’t celebrating Easter.
There is also the small matter that the Easter story isn’t a particularly nice one for children; public executions and rising from the dead, anyone? Not easy topics to tackle with youngsters.
Even if you aren’t religious or don’t observe Easter in a religious way, it’s still important to educate your kids on the major religions of the world. This article has some good suggestions for talking to children about Easter.
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