Many do not know the origins of Halloween. Do you? I had to look it up to find out more about it. I knew it was a pagan ritual but that was all. Here is a link to the origins of Halloween on the history site. Thank you to the History.com site for the use of this information.
Here are some photos that I snapped while walking around the neighborhood.
I had some projects to do with leftover felt material. It is a perfect color to use for Halloween. I ordered some appliques and created some of my own to put on the bags (my own design). It was the first time I had tried to make a bag out of this material. It was a little tricky to iron on the appliques but I ended up sewing them on since they were not sticking to the felt. But, I think they came out pretty good. The kids loved them.
Here is a poem that I wrote in 2013 for Halloween.
If you look in the windows of stores everywhere
You will see all kinds of signs that Halloween is near.
There are ghosts, goblins and pumpkins galore.
And cobwebs and spiders and much more.
There are costumes for princesses so fair,
Or monsters that will instill a little bit of fear.
There will be tons of candies to choose from
To fill all the children’s bags to your houses they will come.
Halloween is a magical and mysterious time.
As I relate all this through this holiday rhyme.
But parents and children, please beware.
Check over all the candy and give your children their fair share.
Children, please remember to be polite and have fun out there.
Halloween is a fun time for children everywhere.
But, please be careful out there!
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Great photos, especially the first one. I love the contrast between the Grim Reaper and his pretty surroundings – really atmospheric!
Thank you, Annabelle! 🥰
It’s so interesting to me where our traditions originate. Thanks for the history reminder, Janice. And I love the neighborhood decor! Happy Halloween!
Thank you, Jan! It is fascinating to learn about why we celebrate. 🥰
I just finished explaining what Halloween is to friend in Pakistan!