Anne of Green Gables said it best: “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” October to me represents a time of positive change, of warmth and togetherness, of gratefulness and abundance. When the weather starts to shift and the days get a little shorter, I’m instantly drawn to lighting candles, igniting the fireplace, and basking in the glow that they radiate. My soul rejoices in the warmth of this season.
Every year on September 30th, I do a little happy dance knowing that October 1st is the day I get to bring out the fall decorations and transform our home for the holidays.
It’s also the time when I get to create my favorite Halloween tradition: making ghost lollipops to distribute to trick-o-treaters. This practice represents more than just decorating candy, it’s a time for me to enjoy the art of simple creation while reflecting on the abundance in my life. It may sound silly, but being able to give—even if it’s just candy—makes me grateful and allows me to spread a little love and happiness from my doorstep.
This holiday season, I challenge you to spread love and happiness in simple ways: by smiling at a stranger, calling an old friend, volunteering, or distributing a little extra cheer as kids approach your door on Halloween. Whatever you do, do it with kindness in your heart.
Here are 4 easy steps to make ghost lollipops. Give it a try:
1. Bulk size bag of lollipops
2. Box of tissue
3. Raffia ribbon or regular ribbons
4. Black marker
Step #1 Wrap the lollipop with a tissue.
Step #2 Tie the ribbon around the “neck” to hold the tissue in place.
Step #3 Use the black marker to create the eyes.
Step #4 Place the ghosts in a bowl and distribute them to trick-o-treaters on Halloween.
Wishing you peace, love, adventure, and holiday happiness,