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July 18th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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So I've not yet celebrated Halloween with my kids, but they've come home talking about a Halloween party in the month of October that they want to participate in. I feel like I'm kind of stuck. I've not done the costume thing with them before, but I also don't want them to be left out. So I'm thinking of getting some sort of kids costume like the ones here: Kids Costumes - Mr. Costumes The superhero ones seem great and I love the princess ones, but I'm still a bit wary. Has anyone else gone through this decision before?
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July 18th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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It is still July right? Your kids are talking about Halloween already? They must like to plan ahead. That's a good quality I wish I had more of.

I don't celebrate Halloween at all. I've always hated it. But that has as much to with my faith as it has to do with the fact that my mother died on Halloween. I'm just not comfortable "celebrating" death in that way. It feels disrespectful and untruthful to put so much focus on evil even if it is just for pretend. Costumes and candy just feel superficial and silly to me. Even before my mom died I was one of those odd kids who didn't really get into it.

But I realize I'm "the odd one out" with this. My kids are still young so it doesn't really affect us much yet. I'm curious to know what other's think.

We do celebrate All Saints Day on Nov. 1st every year though.
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July 18th, 2012, 04:34 PM
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We do go to a halloween party(not trick or treating). The kids love the dressing up and they have not picked any costumes I don't like......yet.

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July 18th, 2012, 07:29 PM
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I don't love halloween in the least, but I'm not "scared" of it either, we've chosen to make it something good.

My kids do dress up, although not in anything related to death/witchcraft/etc, and they go trick or treating in our neighbourhood. We live in the country and at each house dh gets out of the vehicle and says hello to the neighbor. Everyone loves seeing the kids and because dh comes out they actually know who they are. Sometimes the kids get a little impatient (dh is pretty chatty) but it's either that or they don't go. Every year dh gets told repeatedly it's so nice that he comes and says hello.
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July 19th, 2012, 08:13 AM
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We're going to go to a trunk or treat at our church. I've been trying to figure out how to do our costumes... since she was born. We're going to be Kanga and Roo from Winnie the Pooh. That's about as far as it goes for me.

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July 19th, 2012, 11:33 AM
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We don't celebrate Halloween here either. Neither DH or I have growing up and won't with our kid/s. They will miss out but there are so many other fun things we do that I don't feel deprived or like I'll deprive our child/ren.
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September 9th, 2012, 12:16 PM
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We LOVE Halloween! I don't think of it as a spiritual/satanic thing at all. It's purely fun. We don't do scary costumes and we do trick or treat. Our zoo does a "Boo at the Zoo" so we trick or treat there too.

I know the supposed "history" of how we came to celebrate Halloween but that really doesn't matter to me. What matters is how we believe and for what purpose we are doing it.

Christmas started as a pagan holiday celebrating the Winter Solstice. Jesus wasn't really born in December at all. But it's been "ok" for Christians to celebrate this holiday that has a pagan background. Some small religious sects (and I think Jehovah's Witnesses) will NOT celebrate Christmas OR Easter for these reasons. Easter itself is named for a pagan goddess, "Ishtar". She was a goddess of fertility (hence the eggs).
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For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb...I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made...My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together...Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm 139: 13-16

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September 9th, 2012, 03:03 PM
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We are going to wait it out and see how we feel about Halloween, once we've lived out here. We don't even know if kids trick or treat here because we live in the country.... they may not come out to our house (I don't know if there are even any kids the right age in the area)

I grew up dressing up and trick or treating, and would have no issues with letting my kids do the same... However if trick or treating isn't really done here, I'd consider organizing some sort of community event that is for all the kids. They would still require costumes for at school...
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September 9th, 2012, 05:04 PM
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We don't celebrate Halloween either. The kids get candy through-out the year so they don't care anyways.
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September 9th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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I think my boys are dressing as dragons and the girls .....who knows yet

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