You know those cute and cheap Target Passover dishes we’ve loved for the past few years? Remember how happy we were to see them displayed in our favorite secular store? Hebrew letters, right there on the endcap. We were surprised and grateful and we whipped out the RED Cards and bought.
So, where’s the stuff this year? Facebook and email friends report zilch. Have you seen anything at your local store?
One Orange County balabusta said Target Corp. told her that they would not be offering “any Jewish-themed merchandise” this year. My own inquiry was met with a generic supply / demand reply: they supply to meet demand. I find it hard to believe our collective RED Card action did not constitute a demand.
Not that I’m jumping to any Hobby Lobby-esque conclusions here. I figure someone at Target Corp. just dropped the (matzah) ball and forgot to do whatever it was needed doing to give us our dishes in 2014.
Maybe we need to tell Target that we miss the Passover dishes. Maybe we need to politely phone or email and request they consider re-stocking Passover merchandise. Too late for this year, but to paraphrase the haggadah, Next Year, In Target.
Meanwhile, we can make our own or make do.
Passover isn’t about buying stuff anyway, right? The important thing about a a seder plate is what’s on it and who is sitting around it.
Still, the Target honeymoon was nice while it lasted. . .
Passover Parent School Visits (featuring the Target seder plate)