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Where does Halloween come from?

Posted by Karen Goode on

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

Posted by Karen Goode on

 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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Free Printable Vintage Images for Autumn Crafts

Posted by Karen Goode on

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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