A Fair Trade Easter

I can’t believe that Easter is already next week!  This year our goal is to make sure that our Easter cel­e­bra­tion and con­sump­tion bet­ter align with our beliefs.  After all, we are hon­or­ing the ulti­mate demon­stra­tion of love and sac­ri­fice, so we don’t want this fact to get lost in mix of eggs, candy, bun­nies, and such.

I am still research­ing the rea­sons and his­tory behind some of our tra­di­tions (where on Earth did the Easter bunny come from any­way? What’s with the eggs?), but a total revamp of our Easter cel­e­bra­tion will have to wait until next year when I don’t have an adorable infant want­ing to play with me at every wak­ing second.

How­ever, I know there are a few pur­chas­ing choices that I can eas­ily make to bet­ter honor Jesus and his sac­ri­fice. So this Easter we are striv­ing for a “Fair Trade” Easter.  Choos­ing Fair Trade this Easter helps us share His love by ensur­ing that the peo­ple who made our prod­ucts received fair com­pen­sa­tion for their work.

Check out the fol­low­ing com­pa­nies and prod­ucts to “Fair Trade your Easter”

Fair Trade Easter Baskets~

For­get the cheap plas­tic Easter bas­kets, check out the beau­ti­ful hand made bas­kets from Ten Thou­sand Vil­lages.  Look­ing for some­thing a lit­tle eas­ier (aka Easter is a week away and I need my bas­ket already filled). Here are some options–

Tra­di­tional Choco­late Bas­ket from Mama GanacheMamaGnashEasterBasket

Rise n Shine Easter Bas­ket from SerrvSERR-easter

Lake Cham­plain Gift BasketLakeChamplainfair-trade-gift

Easter Gifts~

 Lit­tle Bun­nies from Biome Eco Stores

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Toys (made in USA) from Down To Earth Toys

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Eco Play dough DowntoEarthToysPlayDough

Rock CrayonsDowntoEarthToysRocks

Choco­late ~

Divine Choco­late EggsDivine-Luxury-Milk-Egg_0

Equal Exchange Choco­late eggs

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Sjaak’s Candy filled Bunnies

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About Emily Betzler

Hi, I'm Emily Betzler. I'm a mother, wife, friend, and lover of life. I'm passionate about using my life and specifically my purchases/finances to make this world a more beautiful place.

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    […] just wanted to fol­low up on my Fair Trade Easter post to share some of the research I have done and  the fun new Easter Tra­di­tions I have […]

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