Friday

Halloween Stories - Cathe Holden - The Lights Are On, But...


I am entirely delighted to close out the Halloween Stories series with the extremely talented and ever generous Cathe Holden from Just Something I Made. In keeping with the style of her own blog, Cathe has included a super-cool, free piece of art for you to copy and use for your own trick-or-treaters. Here is her story:

Although we live in a sleepy country neighborhood, our children love working our area for treats rather than driving to town for more action. Sympathetic to the great effort the kids must go to for their loot, walking from acre parcel to acre parcel- down long and sometimes dark & creepy driveways, our neighbors treat the kids with full size candy bars, loot bags and one gentleman even brings out his change jar for the each child to reach into and grab the most they can with one good scoop.

My husband, a firefighter, has somehow managed to be on duty during more of the kids’s Halloweens than not, so I have had to leave behind a full bowl of unattended candy many times as I walk our own children house to house. I leave the porch light on and a nice stash of popular candy bars on a small table or stool just below a sign on the door that welcomes visitors to help themselves. So if you need to leave your candy unattended while escorting your children, and your home is in a safe enough area for the honor system, here’s a free PDF download to print out for your door!

A big thanks to all the folks that have contributed to the series. It was great fun to read all of your stories and to have you as guests on my little piece of internet real estate. Happy Halloween.

8 comments:

  1. Love this!!!! I reposted over at my blog, hope you don't mind!! I'm a fellow Durham blogger as well!

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  2. Hate to be the boogey-woman on this but...Great for folks who live in crime-free areas-but an open invitation to a B&E artist...
    love your blogs, but...

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  3. If I put that on my door the candy would be gone after just one kid. But I love it just the same. Great idea.

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  4. I'm realizing how blessed we are to live in such a neighborhood. Possibly you can get crafty and change it up a bit to read "Neighborhood Watch in Full Force Tonight."

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  5. Thank you! Since Cratzien posted this we put it out. Since we stuck to our block we didn't worry about and B$E artists but we did switch bowls from teh gorgeous knarled wood hand carved one to the cheap metal one.

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  6. Julie- Glad for the success. Smart about the bowl switch. Thanks for the comment!

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  7. We did this one year, and we ran into some friends just a few minutes later who told us there was an empty bowl on our porch. Sigh.

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  8. Cujo - I'm sure that happens a lot. Thanks for the comment!

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