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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Halloween?

Posted by Debra Ann Elliott at 7:38 PM
I'm a Christian and yes I let my seven year old grandson celebrate Halloween...
Does that make my un-Christian or an evil person?

No, it makes me human.

Since Cameron was old enough to understand we've celebrated many secular holidays: Easter(with all the goodies) and Halloween.

 We don't go all out.
Cameron doesn't dress up in scary costumes(not allowed). We limit where he goes and what candy he can eat.

Mainly, we attend church Fall festivals...it's our Halloween tradition.

 Cameron doesn't mind(he enjoys the candy)

 Since Halloween falls on a school night this year, our trick-or-treat plans are still up in the air, but Cameron will still get his candy....

We'll come home and watch 'It's The Great Pumpkin, Charley Brown and the new Disney Spooky Buddies dvd.
So let your little ghosts, goblins and ghouls enjoy being a kid 

As a Christian parent do you allow your child to trick-or-treat?


Missy on October 12, 2011 at 10:09 PM said...

My son is just a month old, but we will allow him to trick or treat and dress up. We will keep it toned down like you do, though. :)

Gwendolyn Gage on October 13, 2011 at 3:53 PM said...

Hi! I don't think you're doing anything wrong. I choose to approach Halloween with more a ministry mind-set, and I think church parties and "horror" houses are a great way to minister. As a mom of a one year old, I tend to be at home on October 31st now, so I will pass out candy with gospel tracks and other witnessing tools. :-)

Anonymous said...

Yes! As a youth pastor, I know allowing my kids to do Halloween stuff gets some looks. But when you see all 3 of my girls dressed like princesses and gawking over a bag full of sugary treats...well, okay - the unhealthiness might be the unholiest aspect. :)

We are actually hosting our street's Halloween block party this year...and look forward to how God can use our "common hours" for much more.

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