Celebrating All Hallowed Eve

You can’t help but notice that Halloween is darker that it used to be.  I don’t remember anyone in my neighborhood as a child sitting on the front porch with a chest that explodes gushing blood (sigh – next door) or a manic guy in a hockey mask with a chainsaw (a few streets over) .  I think this sort of behavior, plus the current vampire obsession in the entertainment industry and other more in-your-face aspects of fallen culture have caused many Christians to question their participation in, well, a lot of things – most recently though – Halloween.  This … Continue reading Celebrating All Hallowed Eve

Pumpkins and candy and costumes…

I refuse to do scary Halloween decor! I also refuse to treat Halloween like it’s a big deal, or decorate as if it’s Christmas.  I love pumpkins though, and fall leaves… so we use pumpkins, fall leaves and blooming mums on our front porch, and this way the decorations cover my Autumn decorating needs until we change it up for Advent.  (We just turn the pumpkins around once they’re carved and keep them as long as we can…) Halloween has always been about dress-up at our house!  We all enjoy picking out costumes!  And candy is good!  But we especially enjoy small children in costumes learning to say “trick or … Continue reading Pumpkins and candy and costumes…

The Fairy Costume

It always starts the week before the previous year’s Halloween.  Once we’ve settled on the current year’s Halloween  costume, the options for the following year begin to be discussed. It’s because in the mind of a Drama Princess, who loves to “dress up” and eat candy, shouldn’t every day be Halloween?  And with so many choices, and only a limited number of Halloween nights, it’s just really difficult to narrow it down.  So there is always a hint of regret that we didn’t go with the Medieval Princess, or the Super Girl (princess), or the Snow Princess…which leads to the following conversation: “Mom, next year I … Continue reading The Fairy Costume