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Some of us see Halloween’s origins as a day where people dressed up to scare off ghosts as a reason to avoid the holiday altogether. Others enjoy the festivities and the chance to make family memories without emphasizing the scary, more evil parts of Halloween. Many churches are even using the Halloween traditions, like dressing up and collecting candy, as a chance to plan festivals and other outreach events for the community. These events are created with the hope that they might help connect the community with the local church as they venture out to grab some delicious goodies.

Choosing to jump into the Halloween fun and get matching costumes can be a wonderful thing for your family. Here are a few reasons why dressing up your kiddos for Halloween could bring some extra joy to your family this year.

 

Family traditions help us create and maintain a special bond with our people. These are amazing opportunities to create positive experiences and memories for everyone in your home. This gives your kids a unique and critical sense of belonging.

These traditions help your child understand who they are and what is important in your home. Suppose you want your kids to love fall and everything associated with it. In that case, creating traditions during these months is vital for them to associate positive family memories with this season. These traditions help your kids feel like they are a part of something unique and special. This fosters security and leads to an enhanced sense of well-being for your kids.

Kids grow up way too fast. It will surely bring you joy to watch your kids excitement as they fall in love with their costumes, run from house to house with friends to collect treats, and then the crazy fall out of giving your kids way too much candy at the end of the night. I think all of these traditions are worth savoring if they are a part of what your family enjoys doing together. These wild years where costumes are something they beg to wear daily for the entire month of October are too short, we should embrace all the wonder we can get our hands on.

 

Costumes aren’t inherently evil. We use costumes for plays, for fun, and other events without thinking much about them. If your kid really wants to dress up on October 31st, there isn’t anything evil about putting a cute costume on them. If you are not dressing up to scare off evil spirits or to terrify others, then your choice to buy a superhero costume for your kids this fall isn’t going to be held against you by God.

Ultimately, God is in the business of judging our hearts. If the heart behind our chosen family tradition is God-honoring, then he is on board. Determining biblical boundaries around how your kids dress up and how scary you take the holiday is important. That doesn’t mean they have to dress as Moses for Halloween, but it may mean that certain ghosts, witches, gowles, or scary clowns may be off the table for your family. With some younger kids, we should appreciate honoring these boundaries so our kids can see the holiday as fun and family-friendly and not something designed to terrify them.

 

3. Halloween can be a part of celebrating with your Church

Many churches offer fall festivals as a way to connect with their community. Many of these events encourage kids to dress up for fun and even at times have events like costume contests. If you are hoping to have a great time with others from your faith community while wearing a costume, you should go for it. It can be a great way to allow your kids to enjoy collecting candy in a costume without having to navigate the streets of your neighborhood (which may be scarier than you are comfortable with).

The weather is nice, pumpkins are everywhere, Just remember to have fun with your kids this October.

Information shared from Crosswalk.com 

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