Is the Easter Bunny the new Santa Claus?

Written by Julie Azzam on .


Blogger: Instantly Interruptible, Mt Lebanon

On my blog, I've complained about the commercialization of Christmas, but perhaps that's to be expected. But I've noticed lately that Easter has become more commercialized as well.

As a parent who has purchased toys from Toys R Us, I get the sporadic email blast from the toy company that advertises sales and promotions. But this past week I've received emails every single day. Today, the email instructed me to "hop on in and save!"

A cute, fuscia bunny adorns the ad, making the point very clear. Parents: buy your children toys for Easter. Read more...

Julie Azzam is the mother of two young children and an ardent fan of children's literature, especially picture books. She teaches literature at the University of Pittsburgh. Her posts on Great Gardening Reads and Back to School Books were also featured on PlayGround.


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