I came across an article that I thought I would pass along. I don't know where you stand on the topic. Do you celebrate, don't celebrate? Why, Why not... As Christians it is important to be informed and to know the truth of what God's Word says. Here is the article written by Lindsey at theroadto31.com don't miss her Reformation Day post with activities for the family at the end of this post.
TraditionsThere are many people who celebrate Halloween. I am not writing this as a judgment. However, I am writing this to provide food for thought, before your children run out of the house on that night all dressed up so cute to collect candy.
Many times we practice traditions in our households simply because that is what our parents did or we have sentimental memories of the event when we were children. Sometimes we practice certain things in our households simply because that is what everyone else does, or we do not want to deprive our children of a special and “normal” childhood experience. Whatever your reasons are, you are not alone.
As parents we attempt, I hope, to be purposeful in all that we do. I mean we try to parent on purpose, making decisions for our families that are weighed against the Bible first and foremost. I also hope that we are taking into consideration how our decisions might influence our children, and how our core beliefs as Christians are either supported or negated by our actions.