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All Hallows’ Eve / Samhain
All Saints & All Souls, Day Of The Dead
The end of the old year and the beginning of the new.
All Hallows’ Eve is the final harvest festival to mark the end of the old year and the beginning of winter and the new. Considered to be the time of year when the veil between this world and the afterlife is at its thinnest, it is an ancient festival of the dead. A time to celebrate the memories of our ancestors, loved ones and pets. To honour them through cooking, recounting stories and fun times had.
Rosemary, the herb of remembrance, is often planted or added to the family meal. Yummy rosemary roast potatoes, or rosemary tea bread, are two of my personal favourites!
Since ancient times part of the festival has involved people disguising themselves in costumes, and going door-to-door reciting verses in exchange for food or treats. To illuminate their way turnips, smaller to carry than a pumpkin, were hollowed out and used as lanterns. These became known as “Jack O’ Lanterns”.
Halloween is both a fun celebration and an important time of remembrance.
With that in mind, these thought inspiring labels are perfect to add to treat bags filled with candy to give to family, friends and colleagues. Grown-ups love sweets too!
October 31st Summer’s end
Celebrate All Hallows’ Eve / Samhain with thoughtful smiles.
Print them on good quality paper of card stock, cut out, attach and distribute. Print as many as you need for personnel use. Print - Halloween cards