Writing Nag is the pseudonym for blogger Patricia Biro. She writes about home, finance, creative writing and anything and everything vintage. I used these in every window of the front porch, with spider webbing and mini pumpkins and gourds it was an easy inexpensive way to welcome trick-or-treaters!
One of the things I remember about Halloween as a child, was feeling special when asked by the teacher to help decorate the walls, doors. These spooks and goblins cardboard die-cuts were colorful and fun, and they really helped us get into the Halloween spirit. Not to mention-the costumes or getups, we were allowed to wear in school for just one day, or the Trick-or-Treating lines we formed into to go through the different classrooms.
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These days, Halloween decorations run the gamut from garish and gory-decapitated rubber heads and smashed arms sticking out of car doors-to cheap and cheesy-fake cobwebs and tree-hung ghosts. But Halloween decorations made before the s aren't nearly as heavy-handed. Instead, they are subtly insidious and deeply weird. The old school decorations often feature haunting figures in twisting contortions, sporting leering smiles.
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Favorite Shop 1, items. This is a nice find for the collector of vintage Halloween decorations - a die cut scarecrow with his pal the crow. This is marked Dennison USA 05F on the bottom right, and is a cardboard die cut decoration with a small hole at the top for a string to be put through for hanging.
Today, we associate October 31 with candy, costumesand spooky decor. But, have you ever thought about the origin of Halloween in the first place and how the ghoulish holiday has evolved over the years? You may also be wondering how the custom of going door to door in search of candy originally came to be, as well as what characters people used to dress up as back in the day. We took a look back at Halloween fads from every year within the past century, starting with and working up to present day.
Hello future collectors! A few weeks ago, I mentioned that shopping for vintage Halloween collectibles was a cool activity. So, I decided to expand a bit on the topic of collecting.