They say Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. There are presents, religious festivals, parties, snow (if you are lucky), and lots and lots of cookies. These are all wonderful things, and just the tip of the Christmas Ice berg.

 “Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.”

Norman Vincent Peale

 

Well, Christmas might be the most wonderful time of the year, but I say to Mr. Peale — and each of you.

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I’ve grown to love this witchy wonders of halloween much more than the typically preferred Christmas. Christmas can place financial requirements, tension, and time crunches on so many of us that it seems almost preferable to skip.

Halloween, though, is simple, childlike fun. NO requirements. I suppose it isn’t exactly honest… dressing up to be someone you are not, but don’t we all escape to movies and books for this exact reason — to live in someone else’s shoes for that short time?

And it’s cheap. If you are careful and considerate enough, you can even dress up in your own clothes, without having to destroy your wardrobe or bank account.

And who doesn’t love candy and sweets? Caramel apples and candy corn, pumpkin pie and cider.

And though not everyone loves scary movies and haunted houses… lets be honest: even the scardest of scaredy-cat fantasy lovers are at least a little curious about haunts and witches and paranormal activity.

Halloween is the time of year when magic is at it’s thickest. It’s the time of year when the most unlikely of stories can be believed. It’s the time of year we all cuddle into our sweaters and boots looking for the comfiest book nook and tastiest coffee.

In honor of that, Look forward to an extra post or two this week: for the halloween lover in us all.

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