by Kathy Sabo October 30, 2023
In my day, families embraced the creative challenge of making their own Halloween costumes. It was more than just an artistic endeavor; it was a means of fashioning something unique that stood apart from store-bought ensembles. While it's simpler to purchase ready-made costumes today, why not rekindle the tradition of crafting costumes as a family? It offers an opportunity to have fun together and cultivate memories that linger.
The downsizing of Halloween candies is another noticeable transformation. The substantial treats and an array of sweets I cherished as a child have dwindled in prevalence. This shift prompts contemplation on how Halloween has transitioned from a celebration centered on communal spirit to one dominated by consumerism.
Rather than settling for ubiquitous candies from major corporations, consider exploring local confectioneries or experimenting with homemade treats. Supporting local businesses is a testament to the belief that Halloween transcends mere consumerism—it's about fostering creativity and contributing to a thriving community.
This Halloween, let's rekindle the joy of fashioning our costumes, relish a diverse array of treats, and reconnect with our community. By resurrecting the spirit of a DIY Halloween, we can reintroduce the pleasure of creativity, quality time spent together, and a celebration that's both distinctive and community-oriented. 🎃👻 #DIYHalloween #SupportLocal #HomemadeMagic #SpookyTraditions #CommunitySpirit
*full disclosure- i bought the girls their costumes
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