October is one of my favorite times of the year. I love the crisp fall air, bright blue skies, and the appearance of the multi-hued foliage that signals Halloween is right around the corner. In our family, we build up to Halloween with a series of October events. We peruse the costume catalogs that inevitably fill our mailbox. We make a scarecrow at our local fall festival and put him on display on our front doorstep. We pick a perfect Colorado fall day – 80 degrees with clear skies – and head to our favorite pumpkin patch where the snow-capped mountains are visible across the sea of pumpkins. We attend the elementary school Halloween carnival. We make Halloween treats; some years we bake cupcakes, other years we try something else, like caramel apples or chocolate-dipped pretzels. We carve jack o’lanterns. We make butternut squash soup. Finally, October 31st arrives and we head out for dinner and trick or treating with friends.
I’m guessing many of you, like me, have Halloween traditions that you repeat year after year. Why not take time this fall to reflect on those traditions and create a layout or a mini-album? Several of us here at Write.Click.Scrapbook. have done just that!
In looking through our pumpkin patch photos from the last few years, I noticed that I’d taken photos of my kids peeking through the same backdrop each year. I printed out photos from three consecutive years and took the opportunity to reflect not only on our pumpkin patch tradition, but on how quickly my son and daughter are growing up:
Celeste Smith created this striking layout reflecting on a family trick or treating tradition she hopes will continue each year:
Check out Paula Gilarde’s fun mini-album, which she used to document her kids’ costume choices over the years. Here’s a look at her cute cover and one of the album’s pages:
Stay tuned this week for additional Halloween fun, including treats, monsters, and more!