Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Greetings, ghouls and goblins, and Happy Halloween!

I'm going to be honest - I had to search high and low for some Halloween ephemera.  This is the closest I could come, and it's a reproduction of a vintage poster that I found on some cool Cavellini wrapping paper.

I think I have more Valentine's Day ephemera than I do Halloween, without even trying!  Maybe it's because up until ten or fifteen years ago Halloween wasn't that big of a deal in the adult realm, at least in terms of a collective consciousness.

Growing up, I remember my dad telling us that after the age of 12 we weren't allowed to Trick-or-Treat anymore, because Halloween should be reserved for "kids".  My parents were/are not Halloween people.  I think a lot of my parents' generation felt the same way, that October 31 was reserved for kids only.  To my knowledge, there were no grown-up Halloween goings-on in my neighborhood!

Now, with the advent of Halloween superstores, adults are partying more than ever.  Here is proof that even Brian and I got in on the fun (thanks for the photo, Sue!).

It'll be interesting to see what sort of Halloween ephemera will be unearthed in the future.  Greeting cards, costume tags, magazine ads - I'll keep on the lookout and report back.  :D

In the meantime - if you are celebrating tonight, for Pete's sake PLEASE be careful!

Here's an ATC I made a couple years ago with a Halloween-based tissue and some table scraps.  Candy corn ahoy!


P.S.  Don't forget - you have until 5 p.m. CDT tomorrow to sign up for the Paper Flea Market gift certificate giveaway!  Sign up today!   

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