Yesterday we celebrated Halloween 2013 and today it becomes yet another day from our past, relegated to what one hopes is fond memory. Here on this site, we celebrated the lead-up to the spooky holiday all month long by looking at Halloween candy both old and new. Seemingly in the blink of an eye, even those new items will soon be considered vintage.
November 1st is a bit of a bittersweet day for me, because it does mean the end of a holiday candy season that I really do enjoy. [It’s also the name of artist Paul Rousso’s magnificent ode-to-confection sculpture.]
But as the cliche goes, when one door closes, another opens. Even when your eyes are in the candy isle.
Just today I went out to see if there were any Halloween candy products I missed this year, and that I might now pick up at a discount (there were a couple). But beyond those clearance items, I found the “next door” had already opened. You see, while November 1st marks the cold end of the Halloween candy season, it also marks the magical beginning of the Christmas candy season. I know, because I also came home with these today:
It’s time to trade your werewolves for snowmen and vampire bats for red-nosed reindeer. I hope you’re ready — it’s going to be fun!
And that’s all for today’s post.
I’ll be starting my Christmas candy focused posts in December, and beginning tomorrow I’ll be on the road for ten days, so things are going to be quiet around here for a bit. I hope to get one or two posts done while I’m away, but you never know.
See you next time!