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Monday, October 28, 2013

Huge list of things to do with leftover Halloween candy and ways to donate it.

I found this great website with all sorts of info on where to donate your leftover Halloween candy and other ideas for using it. And don't forget you can put non-melting hard candies in your Operation Christmas Child boxes! 

"What to do with leftover Halloween candy - besides eat it.

Halloween Candy BuybackEvery Halloween, one of the biggest questions we get from readers is what to do with the leftover Halloween Candy. Should you for some bizarre reason not want to eat every single bit of sugar your kids brought into the house this week, here are some of our favorite ideas from past posts:

What to do with extra Halloween candy - ideas include donating to troops and selling back to a dentist.

6 places to donate extra Halloween candy from shelters to churches to local toy stores that will donate it for you.

10 recipes with leftover Halloween candy - don't worry, you can still get it out of the house. Bake sale, anyone?"

[photo: Halloween Candy Buyback]

Read more: http://www.coolmompicks.com/2012/11/what_to_do_with_leftover_hallo.php#ixzz2B2AWKMJq

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The History of Halloween and Why we Celebrate Halloween Today

I'm always fascinated with history, especially the history behind our current day holidays and traditions.  I knew quite a bit about the traditions of Halloween, but really wanted to learn more this year. I decided to go to The History Channel's website for a more accurate account. Here is what I found.

Did You Know? One quarter of all the candy sold annually in the U.S. is purchased for Halloween.

You can read the entire article and learn more by visiting The History Channel's website HERE: http://www.history.com/topics/halloween

"Straddling the line between fall and winter, plenty and paucity, life and death, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween evolved into a secular, community-based event characterized by child-friendly activities such as trick-or-treating. In a number of countries around the world, as the days grow shorter and the nights get colder, people continue to usher in the winter season with gatherings, costumes and sweet treats."

Read about these topics at http://www.history.com/topics/halloween
Ancient Origins of Halloween
Halloween Comes to America
Today's Halloween Traditions
Halloween Superstitions


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