BLOGTOBER 2018, Lifestyle

What Halloween Means To ME ~BLOGTOBER~

What Does Halloween Mean To Me? Keep reading to find out!

Welcome back to Blogtober here at Hart Of Blogging! I am so glad you decided to stop by. I want to talk a little bit today about what Halloween means to me. This topic seems to come up a lot during this season. Especially as a Christian, I personally have been asked this question more than once during my lifetime.

Here’s my initial response.

IT’S FUN.

Point. Blank. Period.

Ever since I was a kid, Halloween has been about fun and nothing more. Now, obviously, as I grew up I learned that there were other things associated with the holiday. Like All Hallows Eve, devil worship, etc.

And while for some people, this may be why they choose to celebrate the holiday, this is in no way shape or form the reasons why I enjoy Halloween.

For me…

And most everyone I know, Halloween is a time to dress up as crazy characters, eat candy, spook each other, have a party, watch a scary movie, and/or take our kids trick-or-treating. Visiting a haunted house, getting lost down a spooky trail/maze, or even going to Scarowinds… these are some of the things that I associate with October 31st. Fun nights and fun activities with friends and family.

When I was growing up, we would always attend my church’s trunk-or-treat. There were hay rides, pumpkin carving stations, candied apples, games, prizes, and tons of food.

Towards the end of the night, all the adults there would line their cars up and us kids would go car to car around my church’s circular drive and the adults would fill our little pumpkin buckets or bags with treats and goodies. When I got older, I became one of the adults dishing out candy and treats from the trunk of our car.

It was such an awesome thing. To remember being that little kid and having somewhere fun and safe to go for Halloween night, and then to be on the other side of it. Providing that fun and safe place for the kids in our neighborhood.

This is part of what Halloween means to me.

What does Halloween mean to you?

Do we share similar views or is it something completely different for you? Do you even recognize Halloween? I know many countries don’t even recognize the night. Let me know in the comments!

Lots Of Love,

~ Ray

4 thoughts on “What Halloween Means To ME ~BLOGTOBER~

  1. Great post! I think it’s interesting that Halloween is associated with devil worship, etc., only because I’d never really looked into that element. It feels like our society celebrates what you’d mentioned—the cheerful, autumn festivities that are usually festive and family-friendly. I also remember my childhood church doing a lot of activities, namely hay rides and trick-or-treating for canned goods, where we went around in our costumes on the Sunday prior to Halloween and asked for food bank donations. I did it throughout high school, and am glad that I had that opportunity.

    Again, wonderful post!

    1. Yes, luckily our society seems to focus on the brighter side of Halloween. Going around for food bank donations is such a great idea! That’s great that you were involved with something like that as a child.
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      ~ Ray

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