I know that Halloween is traditionally an American holiday and it's grossly commercialised, but I think it's something fun for the kids too. You know, just to be able to dress up and stuff but I'm sure there are many people who are really against it and don't want to participate or have people knocking on their doors. So............... I wanted to pose this question to you bubhubbers - how would you feel if you got a little note in your letterbox, let's say the night before Halloween just explaining that 'the kids are excited to dress up and would like to have some fun 'trick or treating'. We'll be coming along this street between 6-7pm on Thursday 31st October (tomorrow night). If you are happy to have the children knock on your door at this time, could you please have your front light on for us? If your front light isn't on, we won't knock. Happy Halloween!! P.S. the inability to use my enter key is making me
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01-08-2013 16:39 #1
Halloween - What do you think?
01-08-2013 16:42 #2
I love Halloween. Our street did this but we put out a flyer with a cut out pumpkin on it and asked people to cut out the pumpkin and put it on their letterbox if they wanted to participate
01-08-2013 16:43 #3
I love Halloween (because life is boring, and I think any reason to celebrate and have fun is a fab idea), and I think a letter in the mailbox is a really great way of doing it without annoying others.
01-08-2013 16:45 #4Senior Member
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The tradition around here seems to be if a house is decorated then they are happy for trick or treaters.
Maybe do the note a little earlier than the night before and see if you can get some other families in neighbouring streets to letterbox their streets as well?
01-08-2013 16:46 #5
I don't do anything for Halloween but I also think It's a great night for the kiddies to dress up and have fun I wouldn't have a problem if I got a letter like that in the mail I think It's a great idea
01-08-2013 16:50 #6
Our estate is quite big on trick or treating and I love seeing all of the kids dress up
Since we have lived here, we have filled a massive bowl of chocolates each yr. This year dd will be old enough and I'll dress her up.
I think the flyer is a great idea but I would do it a few days earlier. The pumpkin on the letterbox is a good idea too!
01-08-2013 17:23 #7
I don't like Halloween at all, the kids don't understand the meaning behind it, knocking on peoples doors asking for treats and threatening a 'trick' if they don't get one is not something I promote.
However ... I like the idea of letterdrops to warn people and then they can opt in or out.
01-08-2013 17:26 #8
It's actually meant to be 'trick for treat' meaning the kids do a trick and then get a treat in payment. Somewhere along the way the meaning got skewed.
01-08-2013 20:57 #9Senior Member
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i dont like halloween, we teach our kids not to talk to strangers etc but yet we allow them to go and knock on strangers doors and ask for lollies..........
Last edited by foreverclucky; 01-08-2013 at 20:59. Reason: fat fingers
01-08-2013 21:01 #10
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