Thrifty Tip #46: Halloween costumes can be very expensive. Get creative! Make your own! They'll be personalized and oh.so.cute! Think it's too late to start...think again! Most of these costumes were pulled together the day of Beggar's Night! (not the wisest, least stressful way, but totally true!)
I know that as Christians, our views on celebrating Halloween fall in many various places.
This post is not meant to be offensive if your family has chosen not to celebrate or acknowledge Halloween. We have both skipped and celebrated the holiday. We have watched movies on and studied the history of this holiday.
At this point, our family has chosen to participate in Beggar's Night for a very specific reason:
our neighbors. In a neighborhood full of busy families, Beggar's Night gives us an opportunity to be with our neighbors, to build relationships with them, and to some extent, show them the love of Christ.
We are called to be light and salt in the world, and for our family, this is one excellent opportunity. We talk about manners, being sharing, polite and grateful, as well.
We don't enter into Halloween blindly, though. Our children are talked to about the very dark side of Halloween, and we discuss things that are not of God. We emphasize to our children that we have an opportunity to be different from the dark, spooky things.
So, come Saturday night, we'll be taking Mighty McClain, Captain Carson, and Artist Cloe to greet the neighbors and show some love!