Carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns, telling scary stories, decorating, lighting bonfires, trick or treating, playing pranks, attending costume parties, apple bobbing, visiting haunted attractions, and watching horror movies - just some of the ways people observe Halloween. What will you be doing?
I've lately heard people say "make sure it's a safe and sane celebration." Well yeah! Of course! That should be the case in ALL we do! Does it make safe to even consider the opposite? Let's make this holiday unsafe? Nope. It just does not make sense. Sadly though there are those who have made this an unsafe day and so well all need to keep our eyes and ears open.
Dressing up as you go about your business today can brighten the observance for you and for those you come in contact with. A simple "Happy Halloween!" greeting is also a nice gesture.
Want to help others this day? Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF! Yes, it is normally a planned out program, but you can spend some time explaining what UNICEF is and why it's important and then "seed" the collection with a donation of your own. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) works in more than 190 countries and territories to save and improve children's lives. You can find out more about this program at http://www.unicef.org/support/14884.html