Have a Happy Halloween!

In the Christian blogging world, Halloween is one of those taboo topics. You either celebrate it, or you spend your life telling people why you don’t.

I am one that celebrates it. I have since I was a very little girl. My Dad loved Halloween. We would carve pumpkins, and we always had the most creative costumes, no matter how much money we had. (Or didn’t have!) We didn’t celebrate the Devil or participate in any form of devil worship. We carved pumpkins, went house to house to get as much candy as we possibly could, and then spent the next 3 months trying to devour said candy.

When I became a parent, celebrating Halloween was a no-brainer. I loved it so much as a kid that I wanted to pass that love onto my kids. For years, we had “themed” costumes, and would go trick or treating in our favorite little neighborhood.

And then we moved to the mountains.

Houses are really far apart down here, so going door to door is impossible. So, no one does it. Each town has a “trick or treat” on the Square. We did that one year, and each kid got 3 pieces of candy. And it wasn’t even good candy. (It’s hard to charge a “candy tax” when they don’t get anything to begin with. And that sentence right there proves why I am not a politician.)

So, we stopped celebrating. It made no sense to decorate the house with pumpkins and gourds when no one was going to see them. We still carved pumpkins, but even that lost it’s luster. This year, no costumes were purchased, no pumpkins carved, and today is just like any other day. And I hate it. I want to give my kids the full Halloween trick-or-treat experience, but it’s just not possible in the area we live in. Sure, I could go purchase a ton of Halloween candy at 50% off, but that’s just no fun.

I wish I could afford to drive back up North for Halloween every year. Maybe if we get the right president in office and he brings gas prices back down……

So, since we’re not celebrating this year, let me leave you with a few of my favorite pictures from Halloweens past.

Halloween 2009
Happy Halloween, my friends. Celebrate and have LOTS of fun for me today, ok?!

Angie Vinez (2893 Posts)

Angie is a wife and mother to 8. Her life revolves around cooking, cleaning, laundry, and other household duties. She is passionate about her life in Christ and wants to encourage other mothers in their own walk of faith. Angie is active on many social media networks, loves technology, photography, and graphic design, and loves creating blog designs for other mom bloggers.


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    Kristina Sloggett says:

    your costumes are fantastic – I especially love the Wizard of Oz…

    I know what you mean = for years we lived on several acres on a private drive – we never saw anybody ANYTIME, especially not Halloween. this year we bought a house in a neighborhood, and I am VERY excited for trick or treaters!

    Cheers to you – enjoy in your own way – happy Halloween!

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    Lindsey F. says:

    I LOVE these photos! I can see why you like to celebrate it, it’s just a really really FUN way to have a blast with your family. 🙂 Next year we’ll be doing something that requires dressing up for sure.

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    Terra Heck says:

    That’s too bad that you didn’t get to celebrate like you wanted to. The costumes from years past are pretty awesome.

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    You should have driven up to Hiawassee for our Trunk or Treat. Games, cake walk, themed tables, it was supposed to be outside with decorated cars, but with the weather we had to come inside. All the good candy was there. It was great. Maybe next year!

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