I LOVE holidays and decorations. When my babies were little, I had a major crush on Longaberger baskets.
I invested in this beautiful basket and have used it as a decoration for 14 years. I prefer the crinkled paper grass over the clingy plastic grass.
About a decade ago, I found these ceramic eggs at Cracker Barrel. They were the perfect addition.
This basket sits on the table in my foyer for about 4 weeks every year and I LOVE it!
Over the years, we have used different baskets for our kids. I like to get about 3-4 years of use out of them before buying a replacement. When the kids were little, they used the stuffed baskets that look like a bunny or soccer ball.
The last few years, I went with these cheapy baskets. I didn’t love them, but they got the job done and I could spend more money on the gift.
Yep, we get gifts. I go a little overboard on holidays and for SURE on Easter. Here’s why.
First, my kiddos don’t get a lot of candy. It’s just NOT a good idea. One is allergic to chocolate and they both react poorly to red dye. So, I over compensate with gifts.
Another reason is because as I got older, my parents actually made the holidays MORE fun with elaborate egg hunts and bigger gifts. And I wanted to do the same with my kids.
And say what you will, but I’m going to buy my kids a lot of this stuff anyway – so they might as well get it on a holiday. Some of the gifts I am thinking of are – new swimsuits, towels, iTunes cards, sunglasses, new headphones and…
Abby is happily dog earing a 31 catalog. Having been in direct sales for their WHOLE lives, they know that mom being a rep = them being allow to buy stuff.
So this year, my kids’ “baskets” will be 31 bags.
Look at all these creative “baskets!”
This is the Thermal Tote for lunches $35
Sweet baby baskets – great for storing toys and as a car trash can.
The Littles Carry All Caddy. Great for gift cards. $12
I love these summer blue bags. They remind me of the POOL! The bag on the left is the Keep-it Caddy. I have 4! $22
Looking for a grown child – or AHEM – yourself? I don’t have a Cindy tote YET, but I have wanted one for years!
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So how about you? What kind of Easter baskets do you use for your kids?