This will be short and sweet for you today! I’m sure many of us have a busy day planned! (Do you live in a country that doesn’t celebrate Halloween and want to know just what it actually IS, scroll to the bottom of this post for a short explanation.)
I don’t want you to miss out on the fun going on over at theStudio today. Some of the designers there (including me) have created some little treat bags for you. There are SIXTEEN of them and they are hidden within the New Products section. So head on over, browse around, and you can pick up these 16 treats absolutely FREE.
In addition, all Fall products are 30% off and Halloween products are 50% off!
If you haven’t had the time yet, to check out my store at theStudio, here is a link for you.
I will be back within the week with my newest kit to show you!
Whether you participate in the festivities of Halloween or not, I hope you have a lovely Monday!
What IS Trick-or-Treating? (Adapted from Wikipedia)
Trick-or-treating is a customary practice for children on Halloween in many countries. Children in costumes travel from house to house in order to ask for treats such as candy (or, in some cultures, money) with the question “Trick or treat?”. The “trick” is a (usually idle) threat to perform mischief on the homeowners or their property if no treat is given.
In North America, trick or treat has been a customary Halloween tradition since at least the late 1950s. Homeowners wishing to participate in it usually decorate their private entrance with plastic spiderwebs, paper skeletons and jack-o-lanterns.
The tradition of going from door to door receiving food already existed in Great Britain and Ireland in the form of “souling”, where children and poor people would sing and say prayers for the dead in return for cakes. “Guising” also predates trick or treat, and is recorded in Scotland at Halloween in 1895, where masqueraders in disguise carrying lanterns made out of scooped out turnips, visit homes to be rewarded with cakes, fruit and money.
While going from door to door in disguise has remained popular among Scots and Irish, the North American custom of saying “trick or treat” has become common. The activity is prevalent in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Puerto Rico, and northwestern and central Mexico. In the latter, this practice is called calaverita (Spanish for “little skull”), and instead of “trick or treat”, the children ask ¿me da mi calaverita? (“can you give me my little skull?”); where a calaverita is a small skull made of sugar or chocolate.