Slip in Easter Spending Not Necessarily Dire

Looking for a little economic stimulus?

Try shopping for Easter.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch quotes a National Retail Foundation Poll that shoppers are spending $20 less on average for Easter this year. That grows exponentially over the entire economy for a holiday that ordinarily provides a retail boost between Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.

Easter spending, however, isn’t disappearing by any long shot. The average is still $117 per person, the survey reported.

There will be plenty of full baskets Sunday morning and subsequent trips to church. It points to the enduring relevance of Easter that goes far beyond eggs and chocolate.

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