Halloween Is Here
When I was growing up I couldn’t wait for Halloween to arrive. My imagination would run wild as I began to plot who I’d be for the big day.
Back when Sears still printed catalogs, I’d go through the pages filled with costumes with a fine tooth comb as my anticipation nearly boiled over. Of course my mom would never let me order an actual costume from the “magic book”, it gave me tons of ideas and helped me to craft what I’d ask for when I actually did go costume shopping. Of course the costumes at Safeway or Woolworths never quite looked as cool as those that I dreamed of owning from Sears.
I read recently that Halloween has a huge economic impact to our economy. Aside from the candy sales, adult costume sales continue to increase year over year. I suppose it’s because more and more adults try to relive that childhood memory and be one the cool houses on the block when they open the door for this year’s bumper crop of ghosts and goblins. For us, my wife buys more and more decorations to make our house more festive year after year and we always have to have the “good” candy. Yep, we are contributing to the economic growth of this holiday just fine thank you very much.
Halloween no matter how you slice it still gets me excited. Though I never quite did do up my house as a Haunted House like I had envisioned I would as a younger kid, we do have fun with it. My wife decorates the outside of our house and makes it a magical experience that changes year after year. And of course, I enjoy seeing all the little kiddos (and their dressed up parents) as they come trick or treating.
I suppose you never really outgrow Halloween if you don’t want to. And my friends, I don’t want to.
So trick or treat? I say, ask for both.
Happy Halloween and as always,