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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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