Build A Bigger, Better Basket. Over $80 In Coupons Inside
Inside the magazine is a kid’s dream world. Fisher-Price Smart Tablets, Toy Story 3 characters, DVD Combo sets, Battery Powered Ride-On Toys, and yes, even Dream-Come-True Bedroom Collections.
I don’t know who does the marketing for this particular store, but my hat is off to them. (Ok, I don’t wear hats, but if I did, I would tip mine to them. I wouldn’t actually take it off since I’ve seen hat-head. It’s not attractive.) They’ve done a fabulous job enticing us to buy all sorts of (not so cheap) goodies for our little ones. The pictures depict happy kids, living the high life since their Easter basket was, in fact, bigger and better.
I don’t know about you, but I’m doing the bunny hop this year: I’m hopping right over all of that craziness.
Now, before you think I’m going to deprive my kids of Easter fun, let me put your mind at ease. The Lovejoy’s will wake up to fun-filled baskets. We’ll hunt Easter eggs filled with candy. Several times. I’m simply keeping our focus a little more on Jesus and a little less on “bigger and better.”
Instead of the sports or beach themed baskets I see so prevalently displayed at my local big box store, we’re going old school. We’re actually going to celebrate God. Go figure. Music and books will make an appearance – my kids actually love that stuff. Rubber bracelets with cool sayings will be stuffed in an egg or two. If it will help them know God better or just have fun with faith, I’ll throw it in. My goal? Teach my kids about God’s great love for them. Oh, and since chocolate is one of His greatest creations, there will be plenty of Reese’s Cups nestled down in the plastic grass.
Why not join me in the bunny hop? Cut the craziness! Don’t fall victim to thinking your kids need bigger and better baskets. What they need is God. He’s all the “bigger and better” they’ll (and you’ll) ever need.