Way back when we had to actually go to the store to shop for Halloween decorations, costumes, and other holiday paraphernalia – in many ways, that’s part of the fun, though, right?
Still, when I AM there in person, I generally want to buy (um…hoard) everything they have. I suppose online that threat is potentially as dangerous – when all I have to do is click one, two, three, I still have to make sure I haven’t stocked up beyond what I need. (Let’s be honest, chances are, with Halloween decor, I’ve already tipped the scale towards DON’T need. But whatever! For me, it isn’t about the party I’m having…I want this stuff for all year round!)
These days life is more hectic – everyone is “on” 24/7, and actually getting to the store might be tricky. Even if you do, you may forget something while you’re there (that little part about “being on 24/7” has as much bearing on the brain – and memory! – as your physicality. And your car’s.)
Yay for eBay for embracing the 31st so fully – I love that it isn’t only about “Christmas Shop”s anymore, but that the ghouls of the bunch (myself very much included) have equal opportunity. *insert pumpkin grinning here* Thanks, online stores! I know it is more about making money for you but, oh, the convenience factor…and larger selection…for the rest of us! ❤ (I found myself giggling that I already own that full moon night light. 🙂 )
It’s only about three weeks away, Samhain, so if you haven’t gotten your act – costumes, preparations, cat toys! – together, you can reach out to the all might internet to get cracking quickly!