I’ll admit, I have struggled with celebrating Halloween over the years. Should we or should we not participate in it? What did we decide to do? I’ll share but keep in mind that I absolutely 100% support every Christian’s choice on this subject.
We participate. We dress up. We even trick or treat.
I love costumes. Seriously, I love them. I was after all, a thespian and the costume designer for our plays in high school. So to not be able to create and dress my kids up, would be torture for me.
We don’t let the kids dress up in scary costumes. That’s just not for our family. They can dress up as super heroes, animals, people, what ever else. Over the years I have made a bumblebee, dinosaur, caterpillar, Nemo, flower, fairy, and more.
Why do we celebrate – and I use that term loosely? For the fun of it. Plain and simple. It’s fun. We do not celebrate in the sense of it being “Hallow’s eve” ever. We see it as a fun excuse to dress up and have fun with our friends. That’s all, nothing more.
We have much more conservative friends who only participate in the Harvest fair at church and only allow their children to dress as bible characters. On the actual night of Halloween they hand out tracks but do not participate any further than that. I completely respect that.
I think God convicts each of us in some of these areas differently.
What about you? Do you participate in Halloween or do you think it’s not okay for Christians to participate? Feel free to comment but adhere to the comments policy.
Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2