This year kind of made me sad. I don't know if it's just my neighborhood or if it is a problem in a lot of places, but barely any houses in my neighborhood were decorated! To top that off we didn't even get many trick or treaters!
I feel so bad for kid's today! They don't know what it is like to go trick or treating in a neighborhood filled with decorated houses. To have that age old feeling of fear, reverence, and a connection to our past. I wish parents now would remember their childhood and want to keep that alive for their children and generations to come. If we don't keep traditions alive, they will fade away into history books.
How sad would a world be without Halloween?
I don't know about you but I can't bare to think of that!
Is it that people just don't want to take the time to do the decorating? It can't be all about money because there are plenty of things you can do with little to no money...I should know because I am one of those people that don't have much money lol. Plus if you just pick up a couple things each year, you accumulate a lot! After Halloween sales are AWESOME!
One of my biggest beliefs is this, kid's need a little magic! Yes, sometimes people get caught up too much in the material side of things and forget about the rest but it is still important. Traditions, holiday's, they bring us together and unify us. They are such an integral part of families and even communities!
We can not let that die out!
I designed a shirt to convey that message. I will be coming up with more designs but this is my first of the kind. I know Halloween is over (Except for those of us who believe it is year round.), but it is a way to get an early start for next year. If you would like to check it out, click here
I also have these...
Just a little something I enjoy doing that I hope will also help me keep my blog alive and expanded upon lol.
So with that said, this is some pic's from our Halloween :-)
My baby and her doggo right after I finished her makeup.
My little wolf in sheep's clothing.... we got inspiration from Laurie, the girl from Trick R' Treat that was a werewolf dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood out on her first hunt and added the claw marks like she was scratched by a werewolf and turned. We got the Scarecrow brand Werewolf Fangs but the larger set didn't fit her small teeth lol. So needless to say we just did the small fangs.
I love the sky in the background of this picture.
I decided to do a last minute creepy clown costume. Not the big in your face clown costume, but the kind that, until you see the face, you don't know it's there :-).
Here are some pictures of our pumpkins and our house. I was busy doing everyone's makeup so I didn't get to take pic's at twilight. Just after it all died down.
You can't see it too good but there is a ghoulie we threw together hanging in the tree and a grave below.
And here is a less Spoopy more Goofy pic of me :-)
I hope you had a great Halloween! Can't believe it's over but we have fun with the other holiday's as well. We just carry Halloween with us all year long.
I would love to hear your thoughts on how Halloween and holidays in general have gotten. What is it like where you live?