Lunagirl Vintage: New Stuff, Free Stuff, & Fun Stuff — fall

Where does Halloween come from?

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Do you ever wonder about the origins of Halloween customs like trick-or-treating? Why do we carve pumpkins? Where did this holiday come from, anyway?  

Years ago when I was a folklore student, I did my research on the origins of Halloween, and I've shared some fun info online on my Lunagirl feature article Between the Worlds: The Origins of Halloween and Its Customs.

"Among the ancient Celtic peoples of Europe, the end of October was marked by the festival of Samhain.  Samhain (sometimes translated hesitantly as "summer's end") was one of four major yearly festivals of the Celtic calendar. 

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Vintage Images and Digital Collage Sheets to Download for Halloween Cards and Autumn Crafts

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 See my ever-expanding collection of digital collage sheets to download for Halloween cards and other Fall/Autumn crafts... Harvest Moon, Autumn Leaves, unique witch's apothecary labels, and (my favorite) witches of all sorts young and old pretty and scary! Plus plenty of black cats, cute Victorian Halloween children, spooky photos of Victorian gothic ladies, owls, pumpkins and more... you never know what you'll find lurking in my collection.  And don't miss my download pack of 100 vintage Halloween images!  

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Pumpkin Decorating Ideas

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No-carve pumpkin decorating ideas abound this year more than ever! I shared some in previous years and it's a popular post, so here are some more. This site has some of my favorite pumpkin ideas -- none of which involve scooping out pumpkin guts!

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Just Added: Vintage Thanksgiving Images Instant Download

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Today I have added a new download pack of 70 vintage Thanksgiving images, created with Victorian postcards and ephemera, ready to download instantly!  You may be familiar with my Lunagirl Victorian Holidays collection, Volume Three, which offers Thanksgiving images. The new download pack includes all of those plus newly added pictures for a total of 70 images. The new Thanksgiving pack includes dozens of charming vintage girls and boys, plenty of Thanksgiving turkeys, orange pumpkins, autumn leaves, and much more for your harvest time crafts! All my download packs are just $5 each for a quick and easy downloadable set of...

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Free Printable Vintage Images for Autumn Crafts

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I mentioned freebies, so here are some free vintage images that remind me of Autumn, for you to use in your personal crafts projects and mixed media art. These are two of my favorite antique Victorian style prints: a beautiful French botanical illustration of apples and a charming little brown barn owl with ivy! Both images are printable and perfect for Fall crafts, cards, scrapbooking, etc. Enjoy! If you happen to publish something you create with these, please remember to credit Lunagirl Images -- and if you want to use them commercially just email me!

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