You don’t celebrate Halloween? That’s okay. I know people who go all out with the decorations and costumes, I know people who won’t participate by dressing up but enjoy passing out candy and seeing all the children and I know people who turn off the lights and go to the movies so they don’t have to acknowledge that trick or treating happened.
It’s all okay. In my house, we visit the pumpkin patch, we carve pumpkins and we dress up. We have decorations for the outside of the house and we have decorations for the inside. We take the kids trick or treating and we negotiate for the snickers bars. Then on the day after Halloween, we go and buy 1/2 priced candy. Because, well, Snickers.
Kristina ElSayed is a mother of three, a wife and a jeweler. She creates empowerment jewelry for people of all faiths and spiritual paths at VianneFere and writes about raising Muslim children at MyIslamicLife. Kristina can be reached at VianneFere@live.com or on Twitter: @MyIslamicLife.