1. Halloween is a holiday that allows for your inner child and artist to come alive.
  2. It’s a time to revel in the thrill of the unknown and to skirt reality.
  3. There are no age restrictions.
  4. The display of creativity is at it’s best.
  5. Halloween marks a change in seasons and is an adieu to fall.
  6. The horror movie marathons on network TV.
  7. It’s acceptable to eat inordinate amounts of sugar.
  8. “There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly-lit front porch.” -Robert Brault
  9. You can do it any way you want–rules need not apply.
  10. Individualism is alive and remarkable–it’s about what you will do, who you will become and the choices you will make.
  11. Kids get their first taste of recreating themselves and see the world as full of possibility.
  12. Pet costumes…what’s not to love (unless you’re the dog)?
  13. Halloween creates a community connection with no need to segment people by religion or cause.
  14. There’s no need for expensive gifts.
  15. Halloween is about conquering your fears instead of wasting the day paralyzed with them. It’s breathing a sigh of relief at the end of a horror movie and walking out of the haunted house safe and sound.
  16. Pumpkin carving, bonfires and bobbing for apple.
  17. Halloween is about possibility, held captive by its own unique sense of magic and wonder.


Bonus! For those of you who already embrace the adrenaline rush: “The 3 types of terror: The Gross-out: the sight of a severed head tumbling down a flight of stairs, it’s when the lights go out and something green and slimy splatters against your arm. The Horror: the unnatural, spiders the size of bears, the dead waking up and walking around, it’s when the lights go out and something with claws grabs you by the arm. And the last and worse one: Terror, when you come home and notice everything you own had been taken away and replaced by an exact substitute. It’s when the lights go out and you feel something behind you, you hear it, you feel its breath against your ear, but when you turn around, there’s nothing there…”  –Stephen King



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