The Real Cost of Celebrating Easter

By Bloomberg Rankings - 2012-04-05T16:31:11Z

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Easter Grass

What would an Easter basket be without Easter grass? The idea came from the Dutch tradition of celebrating the Easter Hare. Dutch children would create a bird's nest for the hare to leave eggs. The Pennsylvania Dutch brought this tradition with them when they came to America. Plastic Easter grass costs as little as $1 for a small bag. Or, you can grow your own real grass. One kit made by Spots & Ladybugs creates enough grass for two medium-sized baskets. It takes 10 days to grow and costs $9 on