Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Stop the Presses

Did you know that they don't really celebrate Halloween in Australia...or in most of the world? Shocking! Well, not really and honestly we are pretty basic Halloweeners in this house. We dress up and participate, but I am kinda meh about a holiday that is all about junk food, commercialism, marketing, etc. 

We do enjoy some costume action and pumpkin carving. We toss out a few weak decorations, but our participation is basically luke warm and often happens at the last minute. 

Side note: I recently saw a local online auction of someone's Halloween decorations and it included thousands of items. It was nuts! We also have a neighbor who has a giant inflatable cat that you can walk under, they erect a creepy fence and other stuff.

Anyway when we found out our Australian houseguest Jennifer has never carved a pumpkin we had to remedy that issue. So last night we all carved pumpkins.

Jennifer was a good sport and successfully mastered the traditional pumpkin. Tonight Eric wants to make her dress up and trick-or-treat at our house...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are so many religions out there that it makes the world vast and varied with it's customs and rituals.
I personally do not celebrate Hallowe'en because of my faith, I am one of Jehovah's Witnesses and don't observe or participate in any holiday with pagan or political origins.
I do love the fall, with the leaves changing colors and all that and plan to create cards without a religious/holiday theme - seasonal themes (fall leaf colors, snowmen, tulips etc...)and other themes.

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