CCREW0913HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Holiday Focus: 911 Remembrance. It's not a holiday, but it's a day that has been imprinted on our minds.
Make a project with the Big Shot that allows you to remember a day from your past. If you wish to share the significance of this day, we'd love to read about it.
For me, this was Halloween. I know that seems a weird day to remember but for me it makes perfect sense. Halloween to a kid is GREAT. You get dressed up in a costume and get candy. Sure, that's the basic idea. But it was more. Our neighbor used to have a party in her basement for Halloween. The basement was transformed into a Haunted House. It didn't even look the same basement we would play in! I think this is where the magic of Halloween began for me. For one night out of the year, everything was different! Everything was fun!! My mother used to make cookies for the party. She even came up with odd names for the icing colors she created which in my opinion looked more like a purple mud but she had a Halloween spin on it! I grew up loving Halloween. As a teen, the annual trip to the local Haunted Houses were planned. We used to look over the advertisements and find all the Haunted Houses. Then we would plan our night of going out! October's Friday and Saturday nights were spend going to Haunted Houses with friends. We only could get to at the most two in a night because of the long lines, but even standing in line was fun with friends! We would talk about the other Haunted Houses we had been to. Sometimes we would even find out about another Haunted House by talking to others in line. One of the best ones we ever went to was a House and a Haunted Hay ride. I remember as a teen is was expensive to do both. But is was a long car ride out to the location for we figured why not?? The hay ride was awesome- there was even a bus in the woods!!! We never saw it until they hit the lights and scared us! And the house was built so that kids with disabilities and in wheel chairs could access the whole Haunted House. What a great idea! Even as a teen, I realize how special that Haunted House was. Most Haunted Houses are not wheel chair friendly. The proceeds of the Haunted House went to help a facility for disabled children. I remember thinking that the price of the Haunted House, while at first I thought was so expensive, wasn't high enough! I loved that it was a great experience benefiting others!
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to this day! It is just a totally fun day! My kids are just now getting interested in Haunted Houses...and I couldn't be happier!!!