Thursday, October 08, 2015

Halloween's Coming!

Do you like autumn? I do! I love many things about the season, especially the colored leaves. Living in the upper peninsula of Michigan we definitely have four seasons. Personally I wish the winter season was a lot shorter and the summer season longer, but I do like having four seasons as each season has things about it I love. I love the first sight of a robin in the spring, the color of the new grass and plants as they poke through the frozen earth, and the ability to leave the windows open! And then summer, well, what is not to love about warm beach sand between your toes and the blue skies on a day full of sunshine, not to mention barbeques and beautiful star lit nights. And then there is autumn with a hint of the white winter that's coming next, but for the time being, the leaves turn every shade of gold, red, and orange and on a sunny day there is no photo more beautiful than what you can capture in these leaves. I love a brisk cool day in fall and finally being able to wear a soft, heavy sweater after not doing that for a while. I love pumpkin spice lattes and Halloween!
Yes, Halloween's coming! I have always loved Halloween. If you love Halloween as well, here's a couple of free ecards you can send to family and friends from my peacockcards.com website.

Howlingly Happy Halloween Ecard

Halloween Love Card 


Interested in some fun facts about Halloween? Taken from the randomhistory.com website, here's some things I found interesting and thought I would pass along.

The first jack o' lantern was made from a turnip!
After Christmas, Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday.
50% of kids prefer to get chocolate on Halloween compared to 24% who prefer non-chocolate and 10% who prefer gum.
The biggest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb. pumpkin!
 Trick-or-treating evolved from the ancient Celtic tradition of putting out treats and food to placate spirits who roamed the streets at Samhain, a sacred festival that marked the end of the Celtic calendar year.
The black and orange associated with Halloween? The orange is symbolic of harvest and autumn, the black signifies death and darkness, a reminder that  Halloween once was a festival that marked the boundaries between life and death.
Ireland is believed to be the birthplace of Halloween.
Halloween originated in 4000 BC which means it's been around for over 6,000 years!

Do you plan to dress up this Halloween? Perhaps you are going to or hosting a Halloween party? Staying at home and giving out treats to the little tricksters who come to your door dressed as little witches, Bob the Builder, a ninja or TMNT? Perhaps you are just planning a quiet night at home with just a candle and a glass of wine. Whatever Halloween means to you and however you plan to spend it, I hope it will be enjoyable for you!

Check out some of the Halloween T-shirts, bags, cards, and other Halloween gear in my Zazzle Halloween Store!
Do you know a baby who is celebrating his or her very first Halloween? Here's a couple of cute T-shirts and bodysuits for the occasion!

White Baby Halloween Just Arrived Rompers
White Baby Halloween Just Arrived Rompers by halloweengifts
Look at Halloween T-Shirts online at Zazzle.com
Celebrate Halloween the entire month of October with these Halloween tees for kids and adults alike. It doesn't need to be a one day holiday!
 
Lil' Witch Tees
Lil' Witch Tees by halloweengifts
See other Halloween T-Shirts at zazzle
Grandma's Little Pumpkin T-shirts and gifts
Grandma's Little Pumpkin T-shirts and gifts by halloweengifts
Make your own t shirt at zazzle.com
And if T-shirts aren't your thing, maybe you prefer to just wear a Halloween or several Halloween buttons! Here's a few that I like best!

8 comments:

Carolyn said...

A great selection of Halloween goodies. Funny you mentioning turnips.....back when I was a kid that's STILL what we used for our Jack o'lanterns because pumpkins really weren't available in the UK at that time (the seventies, lol). I do really pity my mum and dad having to do all of that scooping out and carving on something as tough as a turnip!!

Aleirah Stevens said...

I love them all! The witches, the mummy's, the spiders on their webs, the Frankenstein's, most of all I LOVE the Baby's 1st Halloween onesies, they would make such and awesome keepsake of their first Halloween!

Lora Severson said...

Fall is my favorite! Great fun facts and products for Halloween!

Art on Products Blog said...

Autumn is a fun time. You've got a lot of cute designs here for Halloween.

Fliss said...

Such fun Halloween designs, love them all

Johnny Bismark said...

I really like all of these designs. Halloween costumes have really changed since I was a kid.

Johnny Bismark said...

I really like all of these designs. Halloween costumes have really changed since I was a kid.

LeahG Cartoonist said...

I love these - super cartoons!! :)