Halloween draws near—the time has come for costumes, candy, and spooky stories!
It’s also a time of nervousness for many cautious parents, and rightly so—safeguarding a herd of costumed children is certainly no easy task. Some might even be tempted to forego the entire ordeal, altogether.
If they do, though, they—and their children—will be missing out on a once-in-a-year opportunity! Halloween isn’t just a time for candy-grubbing. It’s a time for community-building. No other holiday brings complete strangers to your door, nor you to theirs.
With global communication and easy home delivery at our fingertips, no longer are we as reliant on our neighbors for help or socialization. We’re more disengaged from our communities than ever before, but Halloween is the perfect opportunity to get out and meet the neighbors, to see them on the streets and to exchange creative ideas.
To help you overcome any possible Halloween anxiety, let’s look at 7 great reasons to go trick-or-treating this year.