Pheasantchick - I completely agree - It is getting far more commercialised.
We stick to basics here - I buy Easter eggs for my two boys my husband (bless) and my father and that's it. Mum and I don't have one (see that other thread
). We have a family Easter Sunday lunch and that is it. No presents at all - maybe a bunch of daffs for mum.
I am of an age where I can remember that the only shop open in our village on Good Friday was the bakers (hot cross buns) and it was shut again by 11.30 a.m. I am not particularly religious but I don't think it would do us any harm to retreat a little on the commercial side.