A few weeks ago, I spruced up my old post about Halloween celebrations at church events with Jack-O-Lanterns and such. I pinned it to Pinterest with a nifty new image and suddenly that post went wild! It wasn’t really about the whys and wherefores though. It was about Halloween at church. However, judging from the huge number of comments I got both for and against Halloween, I planned to write up a post explaining my position. However, I started listening to a few of my friends and realized many of them had already written some great posts about this holiday. So if you are interested in finding out what brings people to the choice to abstain from Halloween, or you are interested in some alternatives to celebrating the holiday here are some links for your reading pleasure.
This is the best post I’ve ever read, from to former self-proclaimed witches of the wiccan cult. Why We Don’t Celebrate Halloween at 2nd Generation Homeschooling Mom.
Engaging But Not Encouraging Halloween Angie Tolpin
Why We Don’t Participate in Halloween by Laura Prater
Will My Convictions Traumatize My Children? by Lindsey Stromberg
Is Halloween for Christians by Penny Lane
Four Things Halloween Teaches Children by Lindsey Stromberg
We Don’t Celebrate Halloween by Abbie Unger
On Halloween and the Bride of Christ by yours truly.
Six Activities to Teach Your Kids about Reformation Day by Lindsey Stromberg
And a fantastic book my family likes to read at this time of year: