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My name is Alicia Giess and I am thrilled to be able to share a little part of my life with you, i.e. my passions such as my family and friends, my faith and my scrapbooking hobby.

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

I believe that you teach your children what holidays mean from a Christian perspective. Although some people believe that Halloween is a pagan holiday and it is wrong to celebrate it, I have taught my children that it is a time to have fun and create wonderful memories with your family. I was especially proud of Carmen this year because she was courageous enough to hand out Trick-or-Treating gospel tracts to each house she came to, and she actually received a "good girl" comment from one gentleman to which she handed a tract. Our family always meets at this favorite spot in Ashland and trick-or-treats. There is the infamous "donut" house where the owners make homemade donuts and hand them out to everybody, including adults. The line to their house stacks up down the street. Everybody loves those donuts. My personal favorite house is the "witch" house where this school teacher from Ashland decorates her porch and dresses up like a witch and makes each child come in to talk to her in order to receive their candy. That house is just so fun and a highlight of our Trick-or-Treating. The kids look forward to this every year and although 2 of my kids are now too old to Trick-or-Treat, they still wouldn't miss this for anything!


  1. Alicia that sounds like so much fun and well done to your daughter, that can't be easy doing something different. We were never allowed to celebrate Halloween and have never encouraged our children to do so either but I love how you have approached it.

  2. Sounds like you guys had a great time! And how cool is that donut idea...fabulous, wish we had a house like that here. :)

  3. What a lovely perspective for the holiday! I couldn't agree more! WTG Carmen! You have such a wonderful family! Love your post!

  4. I agree with you 100% Alicia!!!! You couldn't have said it any better and WTG Carmen for making a stand...I have always told my kids that you can still be cool and serve God!!!!