Halloween 2014

Happy Halloween!!

Whatever you and your children are doing this evening, I wish you fun and laughter.  For the first time in many years, we will not be going trick or treating to our neighbours. Instead, as my son is a now pre-teenager, we will be visiting Colchester’s Zoo’s Fright Night.  As I am the biggest scaredy cat in the world and hate horror films, I’m not sure if this is entirely advisable.  But I am sure that my son will enjoy himself!

Here’s some beautiful early 20th century postcards of Halloween from America.  The modern celebration of Halloween involving pumpkins, witches and black cats did not seem to have happened in Britain until relatively recent times. Therefore, I have yet to see any  British Halloween postcards dating from the same era as the American ones.

American Halloween postcards

American Halloween postcards

American Halloween postcards

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