Happy Samhain Blessings & Happy Halloween

I'm celebrating Samhain a day early because I have something special planned for tomorrow, so make sure to stop by. Halloween has always been my favorite holiday of the year. I don't know if it was the idea that for one day out of the year, I could be whoever or whatever I wanted, or … Continue reading Happy Samhain Blessings & Happy Halloween

Samhain, Fairies, and Symbolism in Your Writing

With the Samhain (Halloween) celebration just around the corner, I wanted to gaze back into the past to see how this ancient festival evolved and became the holiday we celebrate today. Besides, if you write fairy fantasy, you'll want to incorporate some of the ancient myths and other such symbolism into your work. It is … Continue reading Samhain, Fairies, and Symbolism in Your Writing

An Essay on the Importance of Halloween in American Society

Halloween has become one of the most celebrated retail holidays in our American culture although the roots of the holiday are shrouded in religious beliefs that have survived from the beginning of time. Think of Halloween and visions of costumes, jack-o-lanterns and candy appear. Lots of candy! But the earliest celebrations of Halloween symbolize the … Continue reading An Essay on the Importance of Halloween in American Society