Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween - Giveaway

This is my favorite time of the year. I love that millions of adults and children dress-up and pretend to be someone else for one night. Not that that is really what Halloween was originally about. Nor was candy originally a part of All Hallows Eve.

A Quick History:
Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween.

In light of my favorite holiday (and my wedding anniversary) I have some swag at home still that I want to giveaway.

3 winners 
Open Internationally 
One signed bookplate from Mindee Arnett (THE NIGHTMARE AFFAIR) 
Two bookmarks (sorry I can't remember exactly what they are from... so it's a surprise) 


  1. I have to say my favorite thing about Halloween is dressing up. I absolutely LOVE it and I have a blast making my costumes each year!

  2. I'd say my favorite thing is all the kids dressing up and just having fun and walking around..then of course the candy