Open Letter to Halloween Lovers: Let’s Enjoy Summer First
To anyone already prepping for Halloween, can we please pump the breaks?
I'm no Scrooge when it comes to the spooky holiday, I'm just trying to enjoy my summer first while it's still here.
Over the past three weeks, I've received Snapchats from friends who are taking out decorations, stumbled across TikTok recipes designed specifically for Halloween, and seen places such as Stop & Shop selling holiday candy.
When it comes to dressing up in costume, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins, I'm all for it... just not in August. There are still 92 days until Halloween arrives. That's three whole months.
So, let's take a chill pill and soak in the sun.
There's talk from the almighty candy-maker Hershey that a candy shortage is upon us, stating they won't be able to reach their annual goal of candy production, yet the internet is going bananas for ghost and ghouls to arrive.
Let's keep in mind that a return to normalcy has been quite the trend for 2022 with gatherings larger than we've seen in years. This Halloween is ramping up to be one of the busiest nights of the year and I'm all for it. However, let's not ruin it for the kids by force-feeding the "hottest costumes of 2022" during the dog days of summer.
I'm trying to get my beach on, so please save me the "pumpkin everything" campaign for at least another month or so. I can't be the only one noticing the influx of Halloween lovers coming out of their shells. Just check Facebook and Instagram.
Halloween is everywhere and I can't recall this ever happening before.
Eventually, we'll be celebrating Halloween in the summer, Christmas in the spring and Valentine's Day in the fall. The moral of the story: summer first, Halloween can wait.
Thanks for coming to my TED Talk.