Well I must admit that I love me some Halloween!
Not because of the scary or evil factor.
No, I just love to dress up!
Yes, I'm just a big kid at heart.
I have actually don't three different costumes over the weekend.
First we have Week 44 of my 52 week project:
This was my original costume idea for last night's festivities at our church, but I changed at last minute from this butterfly, gothic-y fairy character to this scarecrow:
This is a costume I made almost 20 years ago for a Wizard of Oz, Lion, Tin Man, and Scarecrow costume contest my friends and I entered. It has been used many times over the years and actually won me first place last night!
Friday at work we set up a trick or treat table for the kiddos at the daycare associated with the college where I work, and our theme was witches, so there I am (far right) as a witch. (digging those witches hats we found at Wal-Mart!)
I must say that being a Christian, I know that this secular holiday is not really "celebrated" but I do enjoy the fun that surrounds October 31st - the Fall chill in the air, the candy, food, smells and of course the costumes!!!
I just think you have to know - and teach your children - that this is a make believe holiday and embrace the positive - eliminate the negative - make it a time for fellowship and fun and a lesson in NOT being afraid.
Isaiah 43:5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you...
Psalm 28:7 The LORD is my strength, my shield from every danger. I trust in him with all my heart...
Make it a day for treats and love and smiles! :)