It's the most wonderful time of the year... HALLOWEEN! If you've followed Manayunk Calligraphy for a while, you already know this is my favorite holiday. I mean, come on. Costumes, candy, spooky things, PUMPKIN BEER - what's not to love?!
My husband loves the holiday, too, and one of our favorite parts is the night of Trick or Treat. We live in a neighborhood in Indianapolis called Irvington, and it is Halloween central. No, seriously - it's home to one of the longest-running Halloween festivals in the country! There are costume and home decorating contests, a masquerade ball, ghost tours, a major street festival, and the local witch coven (yes, we have one of those!) hosts tons of events for families. If I'm being honest, the neighborhood's affinity for Halloween was one of the major reasons we moved here. Yes... we love the holiday THAT much!
As you can imagine, our neighborhood takes Trick or Treat REAL serious. Last year, we had to run to get more candy... TWICE. Since it's always been just the two of us, we stay home to hand out the candy (and watch a marathon of Simpsons Tree House of Horrors episodes). But if you can't be home and want to keep your house from getting tricked, you better leave candy out for the little ghouls and goblins! You can upgrade your display - and ensure the first batch of kids don't clean out your candy cache - with these free downloadable signs! Just download, print on a regular printer, pop in a frame or tack to your door with some patterned Washi tape.
Hope you enjoy these freebies. And we want to see how you style your display! Be sure to snap a pic, share on Instagram and tag @MNYKcalligraphy. Have a happy Halloween - may your day be filled with WAY more treats than tricks!