Janette Kenny

Another candy holiday?

I popped in the store the other day to pick up the things I forgot to buy my last trip. Why can’t I remember the grocery list before I leave the house??? *thunking head*

The lines were long because of the time of day and people getting their grub for an Easter feast. So I get stuck back by the aisle with the stuffed animals and Easter candy. Painful place to be in since I’m on a diet. Bleh!

Anyway, two women were loading up on bagged candy, peeps and chocolate bunnies. One said she was glad this was the last of the candy holidays until winter. The other laughed.

I winced.

Yeah, it’s funny in one context and I could commiserate with her. But as I looked at all the candy and toys and baskets, I thought how sad it is that we have taken a religious celebration and turned it into a commercial festival.

Is it just me or does this bother you, too? And just what type of lesson or message are we (meaning us in the candy-crazed-holiday U.S.) sending out there?

8 comments to “Another candy holiday?”

  1. Crystal Broyles
    April 10th, 2007 at 9:54 am · Link

    It does seem that a lot of the holidays have been commercialized. The true meaning of the holidays are taking a back burner.

  2. Brenda Talley
    April 10th, 2007 at 3:14 pm · Link

    Jan, pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee say it ain’t so!!! We have to make up more candy holidays! If there aren’t any, let’s give them some names…they all have to have an object (like a heart or egg or bell or tree, or pumpkin!) so that Reese’s can make them up in PB cups!!! Gotta home some; need some now! They are my new cigarette! What will we do? BRENDA

  3. Rachel M.
    April 11th, 2007 at 8:02 am · Link

    I use my cell phone for a grocery list and I still forget to check it when I go to the store.

  4. Jan
    April 11th, 2007 at 8:42 am · Link

    Sad but true fact, Crystal.

    Brenda, I’m all for making up candy holidays, like daughters day. 🙂 I got hooked on jelly beans when I stopped the habit. Wow, did that pack on pounds, lol. I enjoyed a few too many pB kisses this year. Also have a giant sweet tooth for caramel. *sigh*

    I never thought to do that, Rachel. But like you, I’d probably forget to read it, or never get the hang of it.

  5. crystal
    April 12th, 2007 at 9:33 am · Link

    I went to the dreaded walmart today for groceries and you should have seen all the extra easter stuff like decorations and such that were half off! You should buy them up now to save for next year!! crystal

  6. Jan
    April 13th, 2007 at 8:43 am · Link

    Yep, they always have loads of candy left over after the holidays. I’m staying away from that aisle now, lol. They’d never last in my house for a year. 🙂

  7. nathalie d.
    April 23rd, 2007 at 6:47 pm · Link

    It is absolutely too, we are consumeer society and it is scary…

  8. Jan
    April 24th, 2007 at 7:30 am · Link

    Totally agree, Nathalie.

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