This Halloween I won't be handing out candy, or even carving a pumpkin, which makes me sad. When the kids were little, they got to each pick out a pumpkin design idea, most of which weren't in those pattern books you can find everywhere these days.
The requests ranged from eagles to animated characters and everything in between, and it allowed me to get my inner artist on and have fun creating something special for each of them. In our old neighborhood, we had lots of kids come to the house to trick or treat, and I loved hearing them ooh and ahh over those fun pumpkin creations while I ooh'd and ahh'd back at their creative costumes. I would spend hours on each pumpkin and then hustle to get the kids dressed, eat dinner, do homework, and then hit the neighborhood for some good old fashioned trick or treating. A few of those years it was just me and the kids, as Mr. Tide was out of town for work. I have no clue how I was so organized back then and seemingly so disorganized now...ahh youth!
I still decorate for Halloween, and the first year we moved here I even carved an elaborate pumpkin, which neither of the kids really seemed to care too much about. And since we don't get any trick or treaters, because we live on a private lane where there aren't any young kids, well it just seems a little silly to go all out. Or maybe I've just gotten lazy?!
So this year, in the spirit of treat or treating...blog style, I've decided to host a Giveaway. Yup, come trick or treat here on my blog. I will be giving away one of my 8 x 12 photos (or if you prefer a 5 x 7) to two of my readers.
All you have to do is visit my website by clicking HERE , pick out the photo you would like should you win, and then come back here and say trick or treat and tell me which image you would like using the file name on the bottom right of each photo (you have to click on the image in order to see the file name). And if you've seen an image on my blog that isn't on my website, never fear, you can pick one of those too!
If you would like more chances to win, you can do any of the following:
1. Add the Giveaway to your sidebar, and come back and leave a "separate" comment telling me you did so.
2. Tweet or Facebook the Giveaway for another chance, don't forget to leave another comment letting me know.
The Giveaway is open to everyone!
I hope each of you has a very Happy Halloween and I will randomly draw both winners names on Friday and post their names that evening!