Looking for vintage Halloween photos made me realize how resourceful, creative (with somewhat terrifying imaginations) people were before mass produced costumes became available. You couldn't run to Target or Walmart and buy a costume of your favorite character. A costume, mind you, that at least 20+ kids will also be wearing that night. There weren't pop up Halloween stores where you could purchase all the latest and greatest decor. There wasn't money for such frivolities. You used what you had and made the rest.
To each there own, but I personally think we could learn a lot from our predecessors and their frugality as we look towards the upcoming season. While many are still quarantined and budgets are tighter than ever, this is a great time to be thankful for what you already have and aim for a simplistic holiday season. Just some food for thought.
Enough of my soapbox for today. Let's get on to.....
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For Your Consideration...
In need of a last minute Halloween costume? Draw inspiration from vintage movies.
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Mystery of the dying birds and the fires.
They spent how much on Coca-Cola stunt for 'No Time to Die'?
This weeks humor
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