Thursday, March 22, 2007

Blue First Holy Communion party favors candy wrappers

Well, they already wrecked Christmas, Easter, and Valentines' Day with crass commercialism. It was only a matter of time that they started going after the holy first communion.

When I was seven, first communion gifts were fairly standard. Outside of maybe a rosary or a prayer book, my family kept it pretty simple, and I'm pretty sure that the other kids in my class had the same deal (ie: fairly simple).

And now we have this (item #130090988518).

I'll admit that it's been a really long time since I regularly went to church. Come to think of it, the last three times I was in a church (under my own free will) was for two weddings and a funeral. But even for those that aren't a member of the faith...doesn't this come across as, well, a little excessive?

For strong and devout believers of the faith, this is a really big deal. But, shouldn't a keepsake be a little bit more permanent? ie: something that's NOT edible? And, considering that one isn't supposed to be eating one hour before celebrating the Eucharist, is food really such a good idea?

But hey, if you just happen to have $10 USD burning a hole in your wallet and you can't be bothered to do it yourself...

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