RiptApparel.com has a fun Halloween shirt today, February 20th ONLY. Click through to get yours before it’s gone!
It’s not even mid-July, but since there isn’t a major holiday between now and Halloween, retailers don’t seem to care that the High Holiday is still 1/4 of a year away. Early Halloween merchandise has been spotted at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Jo Ann Fabrics, Pottery Barn and Yankee Candle, with the evident promise of more to come very soon.
Is this a good thing or a bad thing? On the one hand, YAY, cool Halloween stuff to buy in July! But on the other hand, (and this is my strongly-held opinion), Halloween is being done a disservice by having this stuff out this early. A Jack O’ Lantern doesn’t belong in the baking hot summer sun. These spooky treats shouldn’t see the light of the moon until there’s a chill and the scent of wood smoke in the air, don’t you think?
Seriously. What do you think – should retailers knock it off until September, or is July-O-Ween your new favorite thing? The Great Pumpkin wants to know…
Martha Stewart suggests trying Earl Grey tea steeped in hot apple cider. OK, Martha – giving it a try!
New* website http://www.scoop.it is a bit like Tumblr, except it’s geared towards curating news, photos, video, etc. about a particular topic into one central theme. Cult of the Great Pumpkin tech guru Chad Savage has helped us set up http://www.scoop.it/t/halloween, which now feeds this site. What this means is that it’s now easier than ever for me to post cool Halloween- and spooky-related things I find on the web here for you Pumpkinauts (just check out all the fun stuff immediately prior to this post). Thanks, Scoop.it!
*So new, in fact, that it’s still in private beta. But if you’re interested, you can request an invite.
“Just wait ’til next year, Charlie Brown. You’ll see! Next year at this same time, I’ll find the pumpkin patch that is real sincere and I’ll sit in that pumpkin patch until the Great Pumpkin appears. He’ll rise out of that pumpkin patch and he’ll fly through the air with his bag of toys. The Great Pumpkin will appear and I’ll be waiting for him! I’ll be there! I’ll be sitting there in that pumpkin patch and I’ll see the Great Pumpkin. Just wait and see, Charlie Brown. I’ll see the Great Pumpkin. I’ll SEE the Great Pumpkin! Just you wait, Charlie Brown. The Great Pumpkin will appear and I’ll be waiting for him…”
We at The Cult of the Great Pumpkin are, of course, very VERY busy tonight, but we couldn’t let the night end without sincerely wishing you all a Happy Halloween!
If you’re only coming to the main PumpkinCult.com website for updates, you’re missing half of what the Cult posts. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and “Like” us on Facebook to catch all the fun Halloween stuff we post/repost as we find it throughout the day!