Easter is an important celebration in the Christian world and as such they follow different customs to celebrate this special time of the year. For kids, though, they look forward to celebrating Easter because of the sweet treats and gifts in store for them. Easter egg hunting and exchanging Easter gift baskets are only some of those major customs and traditions observed at this time of the year.
For most of you, following this tradition can hurt the budget, especially if you want to go all-out or give your gift a personal touch. But it does not always have to set you back at a huge price in order to come up with Easter baskets that will blow away your recipient. A little creativity and resourcefulness can go a long way.
The best way to save up on your Easter basket and gifts is to make them your own, rather than buying all of the items to put inside it. You can scour your supplies at home and you might find a few that you can use for creating the basket. It is a good trick to dispose of items that you no longer use that are taking up space. You can also enlist the help of your kids because they can give you endless insights for ideas on your Easter basket.
The first trick for staying within budget is to assign a basket to your kids every year. That will be their designated basket that will be re-filled every year. Hence, there is no need for you to buy a basket every Easter celebration. In case you really have to get a new basket, do not rush straight to the mall. Check yard sales and thrift stores. If you are lucky enough, you can find beautifully adorned baskets for a considerably lower price. If it is a plain basket, you can use your kids’ arts supplies to make it ready for Easter!
Skip the basket fillers. There is no need to invest time and money on Easter fillers because aside from they account for more cost, they are also of no use. Instead of buying fillers, why not shred colored papers that are of the same color as Easter? It is a creative way to get rid of the mess that you’ve scolded your kids for. You can also recycle pastel tissue paper or old fabrics and use them for filling up the basket at no additional cost. Make sure to pick colors that are relevant to the Easter theme, though, to make your Easter baskets more attractive!
When making your Easter basket, do not stick with the traditional supplies used for making baskets. Here is your chance to dig up your sewing supplies or old rags that you no longer use at home and turn them into a one-of-a-kind Easter basket. Among the materials that can be used for creative homemade baskets include rolled fabrics, felt paper, crepe paper, and ruffled fabrics. You can also make your own, depending on what is available.
Exploring new ideas when making an Easter basket is always a fun undertaking at home! Do not let yourself be confined within the traditional ideas. Also, it will be easier on your budget if you rummaged through your supplies at home and make an effort to personalize the designs.
Sarah Del Rosario is a blogger from Thrifty Senyorita. She is fond of writing articles about gifts and crafts. She currently partners with Presenta, a site offering wonderful Easter baskets and giveaways.