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  • 1

    By far… it’s the Black Cat costume that my Mommy made for me each year. I loved putting on the make-up! Great memories!

  • 2
    Erin says:

    My mom made all my Halloween Costumes when I was little. So, I always got to be exactly what I wanted. It was perfect!

  • 3
    Jessica says:

    My favorite autumn memory is actually a very recent one… last summer taking my almost one year old to the pumpkin patch… he was so adorable walking around among all the pumpkins. I will never forget it!!

  • 4
    naomi chokr says:

    when i was 6……i dressed up as punky brewster i loved it!!!!!! i never dressed up after that. I dont know why!!!

  • 5
    Pat S. says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was dressing up as Ketchup to go to a costume party with my friend, who dressed as Mustard!

  • 6
    Dawn says:

    Loved carving pumpkins on the kitchen floor. We would spread out newspapers and go to town.

  • 7
    Christina says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was when I was in elementary school dressed up as barbie. The plastic wrap dress and those hideous plastic masks which they don’t make anymore because they are a fire hazard! haha

  • 8
    kim says:

    Playing in leaf piles:)

  • 9
    Joanne says:

    I always loved autumn as a child, the crisp air, seeing your breath, and the sound of running through leaves and then throwing them in the air.

  • 10
    Megan Lock says:

    I remember dressing up like a hippie. I vividly remember the photo I got with my 5th grade teacher at the time. Oh man, I was soooo cool. Not.

  • 11
    Lolita says:

    I loved to rake the leaves with my Dad. He would always say we could not jump in the pile of leaves, but there was always a twinkle in his eye when he said it so… we knew it was okay to make a mess. He always joined in the fun, never got mad about raking everything twice. I miss doing that with him, but it’s something I now do with my kids.

  • 12
    Mary Kelly says:

    My favorite memory was when I was four years old. It was the first year I dressed up for Halloween. I had no idea what was going on, buy my Mother made sure I had a cute elephant costume to wear so I didn’t miss out on the fun!

  • 13
    Gail Genrich says:

    Every single one of my Halloween birthdays my beloved late Mom made me a special Halloween themed birthday cake- One in particular had black cats she cut out of peppermint patties and placed all the around the cake – Of course all my parties involved trick or treating! Needless to say it’s still my favorite holiday even at 58 years old this year! I would sure love to win just to get the Halloween stamps!

  • 14
    Leanne F. says:

    My favorite autumn memory are when I was growing up I would help my grandmother rake all her leaves. It took us days upon days to complete the large lawn but during that time we spent hours chatting and laughing. I never thought leaf raking could be enjoyable. My grandmother passed away 6 weeks ago and I will miss those autumn days with the rakes in our hands…

  • 15
    Janice says:

    When I was about 9, I decided to be a mummy for Halloween. My folks and I tore up sheets into strips, and my dad stained them with tea, coffee and dirt. Then they wrapped me up and put ketchup on my head so I’d look “fresh”. Sadly, we don’t have any pictures of it.

  • 16
    Donelda says:

    Okay, I don’t really have a great autumn memory about myself…but I do have one about my son!! He was only 2 years old and so much fun. We were playing out in the backyard in the leaves. It was warm and we laughed and laughed and laughed!! I will remmeber it forever!! Love those moments with my little guy!! Love all the sets being released tonight!!

  • 17
    Valerie Y says:

    Trick or treating with my whole family. We used to spend hours going door to door in our neighborhood. I don’t remember what we did with all the candy…

  • 18
    Kim M says:

    My favorite memory is when I was a child and my mom made me a Wonder Woman costume for Halloween. I thought I was the coolest kid ever. I actually believed that the gold bracelets I had on would work just like Wonder Woman’s did. It was my favorite Halloween ever.

  • 19
    Diane Aubrey says:

    Going with my family to Tice Farms (which is no longer a farm, but a housing development — such a pity) to pick pumpkins and enjoy fresh apple cidar and warm donuts. YUM! Takes me right back.

  • 20
    Cindy Obermeyer says:

    My 3 daughters were about 2, 6, and 9. The 4 of us dressed as crayons in these really great costumes my mother-in-law made. My husband took a refrigerator box and totally replicated a crayola box and that was his costume. We were the hit of the neighborhood.

  • 21
    Susan Hall says:

    Going trick or treating with my friends when I was 11 without our parents. we had so much fun, of course that was back in the 60’s when it was alot safer. susan

  • 22
    Avril Tanner says:

    My favorite memory is being able to walk through a pile of leaves and kick them… I find it so extremely relaxing…

  • 23
    Barbara Ann says:

    My favorite memory has to be bobbing for apples at my grandparents farm. Big fun!

  • 24
    itsterry says:

    My favorite halloween memory was taking our 6-mo old daughter, dressed as a big stuffed orange pumpkin, to the nursing home on Halloween to see her great grandpa! He was so pleased to be the center of attention with her!

  • 25
    Allison T. says:

    Without a doubt, my favorite memory is the year that my sister and I dressed up like pink crayola crayons! My mom made the costumes and they were so funny! I just love the old pictures and the memories!

    The release is amazing and this is such a great prize! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 26
    Gretchen R. says:

    When my mom made me and my sister matching Rainbow Bright costumes…I felt like I had shoulder pads stuffed everywhere…those pictures bring back such great memories!

  • 27

    Trick or Treating with tons of kids in the neighborhood is my all time favorite memory. Back in the day, family’s had on an average of 5 or 6 kids so the streets would just be packed with kids running from one house to the next. Such fun.

  • 28
    Jo Ann says:

    I love Halloween and Autumn. My favorite childhood memory is going “trick or treating” with my sister and our friends to a big nearby neighborhood and coming home with a huge bag of candy to share with our Mother.

    I also love this month’s stamps more than any other. Thank you!!

  • 29
    Wendy Beck says:

    I loved Sunday drives up the mountain. Every fall we would pile into the car and drive through the Alpine Loop to see the beautiful leaves.

  • 30
    Kelly Schirmer says:

    Always LOVED carving a jack-o-lantern…what face to pick? Happy, scary, surprised!? Whatever expression, lots of teeth were a necessity! And the best part…seeing it “come to life” when you put a candle in!

  • 31
    Amy says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is the year that my mom made me a ladybug costume. I loved it so much that I insisted on wearing it for Halloween 3 years in a row!

  • 32
    june says:

    when i was in elementary school, i was a fairy/angel for about 3 years:) i had this amazing light up wand that i just loved. i imagine it was probably cheesy by today’s standards but my memory is how awesome it was!

  • 33
    Diana says:

    When I was little my sister and I would go Trick or Treating! We would each get one shopping bag. By the end of the night each of us would have at least 10 bags full of candy and money. People actually used to give money. But our favorite neighbor across the street always gave us the biggest Red Delicious apples you have ever seen. We had enough candy to last for the whole year. It was like having a neighborhood party.

  • 34

    I always loved going to a local college’s homecoming bonfire. We got to stay up late and the fire was always nice and warm on that cold October evening. Then I ended up going to that college and I have many more fond memories of that bonfire at many homecomings.

  • 35
    Missy Chandler says:

    It has to be… pumpkin carving! My sister and I always had contests to see who could make the scariest “face”. It’s really funny to look back at the pics and see how we got “better” as the years went by. My kids have done the same thing too… from the time they were old enough to carve their own. Now the grandkids are starting in.

  • 36
    Shelly says:

    As hoaky as it sounds, I loved back-to-school. New clothes, new school supplies, the smell of a new plastic coated binder… and all my friends back together again.
    In all honesty, I don’t know what there ISN’T to love about Autumn – cooler weather, a crispness in the air – just enough to warrant a cozy jacket and a chai tea – looming Thanksgiving (October in Canada) and the anticipation of a family gathering. As you can tell it’s my favourite season and that’s why you really NEED to pick me! lol

  • 37

    Hmmm…there are so many! I think the best was when I went in authentic Indian garb (complete with sari and wig), and at the end of the night, my parents set up a “stage” in the living room that consisted of a giant cardboard box. I put on my shiny patent leather shoes and tap danced on the box, and sadly, it’s on video. LOL

  • 38
    christy boland says:

    i dont know i love all halloweens and everything about the holiday. especially my skeleton that has a broken back

  • 39
    Lori says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was all of the costumes my mom custom made for my sister and me. She could make a brown cardboard box into almost anything!

  • 40
    Chong McAfee says:

    Clear blue sky that is all around and I felt as though I can throw and stone and touch it. Leaves turning different colors. Mother Nature being herself, a best artist!

  • 41
    alicia says:

    Hay rides and bonfires with my church youth group!

  • 42
    Noelle Beam says:

    I was 5, living in Atlanta. We didn’t have much money and my parents couldn’t afford really great costumes. My mom bought the plastic Wonder Woman mask for me. She wrapped a red and white jump rope around my waist, paired it with blue shorts, red and white top with stars, blue tights and red golashes! Best costume that I ever had.

  • 43

    I loved making my own costumes as a child. It was always a challenge trying to figure out something I could make myself. With seven kids in the family it was more cost effective for us to make our own costumes. The creative challenge made for some great memories!

  • 44
    Michelle says:

    One Autumn I took my 2 year old son out to the neighborhood park. He was so delighted with a big pile of leaves and i caught his laughter on film. I thing it is my favorite picture of my now 32 year old boy.

    Thanks for the reminder.

    Michelle Benoit
    Baltimore

  • 45
    Danielle says:

    My fondest autumn memories are always those when my family would take drives upstate New York to see all the beautiful foliage. We would pick apples and pumpkins and just enjoy all the sites and scents of the season! Now my husband and I get to do it with our own kids!

  • 46
    Jennifer Delaurier says:

    I would have to say my favourite childhood memory of Halloween was going trick or treating around the country where I grew up. We lived on a farm, so we would always go to our neighbouring farms first, as we knew everyone around us! Then, we would head into the little town closest to us and meet up with our life long friends and go all around town. We would always go to “Aunt Edna’s” house last, every kid called her that, and she made the absolute best caramel balls. Her husband grew those huge pumpkins and now the town is very well known for them. I can still remember what her house smelt like when she opened the door…what a great memory!

  • 47
    Peggy Nickelson says:

    My sister helped me dress up as Pippi Longstocking (if anyone remembers who that is) She put wires in my braids so my hair would stick out to the sides. I was so excited.
    Peggy

  • 48
    Kendra Wenzel says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was going to our local orchard for FRESH WARM spiced donuts and fresh squeezed apple cider. We actually got to watch them squeeze the cider. I still love to do this as an adult!!

  • 49
    Mary K says:

    I always loved Fall–growing up we had two huge oak trees in our yard and would end up with some pretty big piles of leaves when you raked. My brother, sister, and I used to love to crash into those piles and play. Mom and Dad didn’t like having to rake over again, but I think they enjoyed watching us play.

  • 50

    My favorite Halloween memory is making popcorn balls with my grandmother…remember back in the days when we could pass out homemade goodies to the neighborhood kids? Ah, the good ol’ days.

  • 51

    You know everytime I smell halloween make up I get transported right back to my moms bathroom. I remember getting ready at night, walking around with my friends. I can picture our neighborhood, the specific things each one would give out year after year. (ack… peanuts!) I have SO many memories of Halloween. All of them good and fun.

  • 52
    Rebekah says:

    My favourite autumn memory would be driving to the pumpkin farm amongst the gorgeous fall tinged trees, walking thru the corn maze, and picking that one perfect pumpkin to take home to carve.*sigh* Don’t you just love the fall..

  • 53
    Joan says:

    Raking up the yard as a family and than jumping in the piles of leaves!

  • 54
    Rebecca J. says:

    When I was younger, I actually didn’t like Halloween or fall too much, because it meant that winter was coming. But then I came to college, and started dating a great guy in the fall. He’s now my husband, and I always remember our first date…walking to a football game crunching the leaves. That is my favorite fall memory!

  • 55
    Audrey T says:

    My favorite halloween memories included digging through trunks of my Nana’s old clothes trying to find something to use as a costume, and bundling up in long-johns under our costumes and drinking hot chocolate just so we didn’t freeze while we were out collecting candy πŸ™‚

  • 56
    Andrea says:

    My favorite childhood memory of Halloween was getting dressed up, my dad taking pictures of us then heading out from house to house trick-or-treating. My sister and I would sort through our candy with a Halloween special playing on TV (like the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown). Such wonderful times… πŸ™‚ I can’t wait for the new stamp sets. I love PTI!!!

  • 57
    julie martin says:

    my mom made me an indian costume and i wore it for 3 days i loved it so much

  • 58

    My favorite memory is dressing up for halloween…back in dark ages didn’t have store bought costumes so had to make your own…was fun but can remember the smell of the leaves and colder weather… and walking all over trick or treating….

    thanks for this chance to win BIG ….

  • 59
    Sarah W. says:

    That has to be last Halloween, my daughter (3 years old at the time), dressed up as a Bumble Bee and having a great time!

  • 60
    Harriet Skelly says:

    My favorite memory is about autumn – jumping in the pile of leaves after they had been raked. I also remember walking to school and stepping on the leaves to hear them crunch! And what a great smell in the air!

  • 61
    Jerri K says:

    My favorite memory of Fall was our trip at Thanksgiving going to my Aunt’s house who lived close to Chicago. Having always lived in the country almost 4 hours away this was quite a big trip so we thought.

  • 62
    Debbie says:

    My favorite memory is of my mom and her best friend dressing up to go trick or treating. I loved it that they felt young enough to go out and make people laugh and have fun!

  • 63

    My favorite Halloween childhood memory was when we lived in a rental home and the neighbors had different activities at each house. We started off with a cook out, went trick-or-treating, went through a haunted house, and it all ended with making smores. It was one of the only times I didn’t live in the country, but in a neighborhood. We were only there a short time while our house in the country was being built.

  • 64
    Barbara Hale says:

    I grew up in Southern California and on Halloween I remember going trick-or-treat not only to the houses in the surrounding neighborhood but also going to liquor stores where we got the best candy. You have to know that at that time liquor stores in that area sold not only liquor but sandwiches, food, snacks, ice cream, etc. So it wasn’t like we were going somewhere that we didn’t go all the time anyway.

  • 65
    Kelly Silva says:

    My favorite autumn memory is going to the pumpkin patch. My sister and I could spend hours trying to pick out the perfect pumpkin.

  • 66
    laura j says:

    My fav halloween memory is going out trick or treating with the neighborhood kids and trying to find the houses that were giving out homemade taffy apples and fudge!!! Those were the days!!!!

  • 67
    Mindy says:

    When we were little, my mom made 2 costumes – a clown and a tiger. My sister & I alternated wearing those costumes every year & thought they were really neat!

  • 68
    Beth B says:

    my favorite memory is the time my daughter told my mom she wanted to be a fairy, but ended up in a long silver dress with long gloves and a tiara.

  • 69
    Sara says:

    We didn’t really celebrate Halloween, so on that night our family would go to a nice dinner and a movie. Both of these were special treats. It seems strange but I have a lot of great memories of wonderful family time on Halloween night.

  • 70
    Lucille G. says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is waiting each year to see how cute my grandchildren will look in their costumes. It’s silly to say but I can’t wait to see who will be dressed as what this Halloween!

  • 71
    Gina says:

    My favorite Halloween memory from childhood is how my mother would get the H’ween decorations out of the attic – a scarecrow for the door, made from chipboard and eyelets used to make him “jointed”; and a bunch of chipboard decorations for the windows – witch faces, the full moon, a haunted house. I loved seeing those on our windows and doors! It REALLY meant autumn had arrived!!

  • 72

    My dad always made huge tee-pees out of corn stalks in the fall that we could play in. My mom would braid my hair and I’d pretend to be a little indian. πŸ™‚

  • 73
    Donna Garvin says:

    My favorite memory is last halloween. I was able to go trick or treating with both of my grandchildren. My granddaughter who was8
    8 years old dressed up as a witch and my grandson who was almost one was a monkey. It was wonderful……..

  • 74
    Sandy Thelen says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is Trick or Treating at my Grandparents. We lived out in the country and the houses were really far apart so my parents would take my brother and I into town to our Grandparents. We were friends with all the other kids in my Grandparents neighborhood and it was just a blast for everyone to go Trick or Treating together!

  • 75
    peggysue says:

    I cannot choose just one! Picking apples with the family, carving pumpkins with my dad, gong trick or treating with my brother and being determined to stay out and get as much candy as possible until your fingers were nearly frozen . . . they’re all good!

  • 76
    Kimberly S. says:

    My favorite autum memory is taking my boys to the pumpkin patch. Each year since they were born we have gone to take pictures. It’s nice to look back at those pictures and see how much they have grown.

  • 77
    Bernice says:

    Going trick-or-treating. I think I went like twice, and both times, my dad said I had to give him all the chocolate because I was allergic. I wasn’t – I’m allergic to nuts but somehow I got it in my head that all chocolate had nuts…

  • 78
    Rhonda H says:

    When I was older, my best friend and I rigged up my front porch. Conveniently, there is a vent by the front steps that leads to an underground basement area. We played scary music under there and even rigged up fishing line out the vent to pull some ghosts across the porch at just the right moment. The kids who came loved it. My mom dressed as a witch and answered the door with candy.

  • 79
    Marica G says:

    My favorite fall memory is simply watching the leaves change color and enjoying the cooler, crisp weather of the season. It’s easily my favorite time of the year. πŸ™‚

  • 80
    Wanda Guess says:

    I loved helping all the “grown ups” cook on Thanksgiving day like a big girl. I still use all the recipes every year. Fall is my favorite season!

  • 81
    Verda says:

    I love every halloween because I always dressed up and went along with the kids so it was always so much fun. Several of us Moms would all dress in costumes and meet up to walk the kids for as long as they wanted to keep trick or treating.

  • 82
    Taheerah says:

    Halloween doesn’t really get celebrated as much here. My favourite Autumn memory it is then! Hmmm … I think just walking through the park as a child and seeing all the gorgeous colours of the leaves and everything is the best memory for me. And making school projects with conkers!

  • 83
    amber says:

    let’s see…my fav halloween memory was winning a costume contest. i was spiderella (a mix between a spider & cinderella). i got to wear all sorts of funky make-up, sparkly’s all in my hair…it was so much fun!

  • 84
    Anya says:

    My mom has a photograph of my younger brother and I on Halloween about 20 years ago. He was dressed as a wizard, with a big fake beard and tall, pointed hat that was blue with stars on it. I was dressed as Cleopatra, complete with the black wig and classic eye makeup. I love that picture and remember how much I loved our costumes. It makes me giggle every time I see it!

  • 85
    Angie says:

    My ultimate favorite autumn memory is when I was a little girl and my parents would rake the leaves and we’d jump in the pile and make a huge mess of it. Now that I’m older, I’m not sure I’d ever jump in a pile of leaves…lots of bugs and stuff in there. lol

  • 86
    liz says:

    My favorite memory was a few years ago when my husband and I went pumpkin picking. So much fun finding the perfect pumpkins! We then bought corn stalks for decorations and had to put them in our Monte Carlo..what a trip trying to fit them in there!

  • 87
    Katie Haymore says:

    My favorite Fall/Halloween memory is going to the pumpkin patch to pick out the “perfect” pumpkin. Once it was selected I could not wait to get home to carve it. It is a tradition that I have carried on with my own children. As soon as pumpkin patches start popping up my son wants to know when we are going to get his pumpkin to carve – I love it!!!!

  • 88
    andie... says:

    when i was in 6th grade, my mom made bat costumes for me, my brother and my baby sister. we all matched and were the cutest little bat family. the outfits were black pants, bat “ears” and long sleeved black shirts…when we spread out our arms, the wings came alive! we all ran around “eeking” and pretending like we were flying. it was a great halloween.

    xoxo andie…

  • 89
    Ilina says:

    I grew up in Macedonia where we don’t have Halloween. But the Autumn was marked with making different kind of spreads we jar and then keep them for the winter. My favorite was the one called “ajvar” it’s basically red pepper and eggplant spread, we always were excited when time to make it came it meant staying all day outside πŸ™‚

  • 90
    shari walker says:

    My favorite Autumn memory was going to the farm to pick out the biggest pumpkin, then carving the scariest face and throwing pumpkin seeds at one another…

  • 91
    Myrna Holstrom says:

    My favorite fall memory is from 2002. That September my mom and I were in a terrible accident and we were very blessed to have even survived. Even though I was still recovering, we drove to Avila Farm about an hour north of where we were living, and rode the tractor to the pumpkin patch and I helped both my boys pick their soon to be Jack-o-Lanterns. The colors were amazing, the caramel apples were crisp and sweet, the sun was warm and I was so grateful to still be alive and able to create new memories with my family.

  • 92
    M. Wake says:

    My brother and I were trick or treating in our small town in Minnesota, and it was snowing and my brother’s bag got wet and all his candy fell out the bottom. I shared all my candy with him… one for you… one for me. I think I was maybe 5, but still remember it like it was yesterday!

  • 93
    Jacque says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was when I took my son out for the first time. He was three at the time and was too cute. The sheer joy and laughter was so contagous. Love every minute of it! We lived in IL at the time and it was a cold ‘drizzly’ night with a full moon. Perfect for trick or treating.

  • 94
    Lea Ann H. says:

    My favorite memory is of our annual pumpkin carving party. Nearly 100 people would gather each year to bob for apples, enjoy brunch, play in the fallen leaves, and – of course – carve our pumpkins. That evening, we’d all caravan to a local festival to add our jack-o-lanterns to the festival display. How magical it always was to see literally thousands of lit jack-o-lanterns lining the downtown area up one side and down the other!! It is a tradition we carry on today with our own small family in a new community.

  • 95
    Susan W. says:

    My favorite Autumn childhood memory is like so many others; jumping in the piles of leaves. Dh has one of those blowers now, but once in a while I make him rake the leaves so that the girls can have fun in the like I did!

  • 96
    Lee Anne says:

    Oh, gosh. This is a tough one. We had a church carnival every year for Halloween, so that event sticks in my mind a lot. I wore a Raggedy Ann costume one time, complete with a plastic mask with 2 holes for the nose. I couldn’t breathe most of the night. As I got older, the focus was more on fun times with friends and now my focus is back on childhood since I have a 4-year old boy. Last year, was the best time yet! Cannot wait for this year!

  • 97
    Susan says:

    My all time favorite was going trick or treating and coming home with bags and bags of loot! Along with my neighbor who always gave us popcorn balls. We called her the pumpkin lady.

  • 98
    Kelly B says:

    My best friend, Merrilee, had a Halloween birthday. I always got invited to trick or treat with her and sleep over. We always had an amazing time!! Love all the new products … way to go PTI!

  • 99
    Nancy B says:

    My mom always made the best costumes. I was Nurse Nancy w/ a navy cape w/ red trim. I still have the cape and my girls wore it too. Things that are homemade are the BEST!

  • 100
    Kelly R says:

    My favourite memory was when I went trick or treating, when I was little, with my best friends (who have all moved away now). We danced for our treats….and we scored big.

  • 101

    my grandmother dressing like a witch and taking me trick or treating πŸ™‚

  • 102
    Amy says:

    My daughter’s first Halloween. She was just a little over a month old and my mother made her these darling little pumpkin pants. She was just so cute!

  • 103
    Lauren says:

    Oh, that’s an easy one for me…it takes me back to 1978-1984. Each year after Trick or Treating we all went to my aunts house for a massive bonfire, marshmallow and hotdog roasting and hayrides. She lived out in the country and went all out with the decorations. It was SO fun. I haven’t thought of that in years, but it was the highlight of the season for me.

  • 104

    My favorite halloween memory is actually kind of funny! My mom was always thinking of fun things to do and one halloween when I was a little too old to go trick or treating she thought up the idea to get all dressed up in her eighties clothes! Then we went trick or treating !! That will always be a favorite of mine!

  • 105
    Regan says:

    oooh definately making apple cider with my grandpa…I really miss that!

  • 106
    Valerie Trog says:

    My favorite memory is going out with my best friend who lived 2 doors down. We were in 1st grade. We both dressed up like princesses and then I spent the night at her house. We seperated and traded candy for hours. I also remember that my mom had lots of decorations out that year and it was exciting as a kid waiting for that day to come.

  • 107
    Barb W says:

    My memories of traveling to a relatives hunting cabin in PA the 3rd weekend of October will always be my favorite. Along with my Mom, Dad and sister, we met a couple of my Dad’s Uncles and Aunts, plus anyone else that wanted to spend the weekend. Everyone brought a meal so no one had to do all the cooking. We hiked, went deer spotting, played games, ate well and laughed and laughed. So many years of great memories!!

  • 108
    Andrea C says:

    As I child I lived in Vermont. Fall was so much fun. Apple picking, cider, the leaves. . .every year the town I lived in would have Halloween Parade where everyone dressed up and paraded around the center of town. Then we would split up by age for a Halloween movie and get a little goodie bag. It was the highlight of the year!

  • 109
    Angie Cortes says:

    My favorite has to be the year my mom made my gypsy costume!! I loved that costume and my giant hoop earrings…LOL

  • 110
    Brenda says:

    For me it would be Halloween, my mom always made our costumes and then take us out to trick or treat. I have always enjoyed Halloween. Thank you for a fabulous release and the chance to win.

  • 111
    Vicki Sopcak says:

    Every Halloween after trick or treating we would go to the park and there would be a costume party where you could win prizes and there were more goodies for everyone….those were fun times!!! Oh to be a kid again!!! : )

  • 112
    Jamie says:

    My dad was in the military so when all else failed, his cami’s were the favorite halloween costume. Now that I’m a mom, halloween is starting to become a favorite holiday.

  • 113
    Christina Watts says:

    My favorite autumn holiday memory is helping my mother get Thanksgiving dinners ready.

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    nancy n says:

    One year I dressed up as a Beatnik this was before Hippies, anyway my Dad made me a guitar out of wood. We painted it together and use large rubber bands as the strings. I loved that quitar I think mostly because it was a project that my Dad and I worked on together.

  • 115
    Susanna says:

    My gorgeous Blue Fairy costume with glittery wings on the back. Of course, my mother made me wear a sweater…something I’m pretty sure was never in the movie!

  • 116

    This release looks exciting! My favorite memories of Fall are raking leaves and picking apples.

  • 117
    Jessica says:

    My favorite Halloween Memory is when I was 6. I got to dress as the purple pie man from Strawberry Shortcake. My mom even baked me a real pie to carry around with me all day. The school I attended did a big parade outside for all the kids around the track. This was probably the only time my parents purchased a costume too. We always made our own.

  • 118

    When I was in kindergarden, we all got to come to school in our Halloween costumes and have a parade around the bus circle. I thought this was greatest thing, especially since the teachers dressed up, too. I vividly remember several of the teachers dressed up as crayons walking together in a “crayon box”! The parents and younger siblings got to come watch and take pictures, so that made us all feel important. πŸ™‚

  • 119
    Jennifer W. says:

    My favorite childhood memory is playing in a pile of leaves. It was so much fun playing and jumping with my older sister.

  • 120
    Janet S says:

    My favorite autumn memory is driving up the canyon with my family to see the fall leaves. Loved the colors!!

  • 121
    Holly says:

    I remember raking up leaves at my mom’s house, and my two young nieces just had to start jumping in my leaf piles. That was just too much fun – almost two hours of raking and jumping and laughing and running.

  • 122
    Jan Brooks says:

    When I was a little girl, around age 6, my whole neighborhood of kids went Trick-or-Treating in one big gang, Moms included. We had such fun! Being out after dark, walking the neighboorhood together was like getting away with something we weren’t supposed to do! LOL. Afterwards we all went to my friend Judy’s house for warm apple cider or cocoa and played games like bobbing for apples. I kid you not! It was the best!

    Good luck tonight team! You should all do great!

  • 123
    Jessica L says:

    Halloween was always such fun since I grew up in a small town. My mom would drive us to teachers and friends homes and we often got homemade goodies. It is so sad today that homemade goodies are no longer an option for fear of contamination. I still remember Mrs Turner’s popcorn balls.

  • 124
    Rosemary D says:

    Recent fun memories of fall involve taking my boys to the pumpkin patch, of course. Fun memories from when I was younger include Halloween parties during my high school years. We ran around doing scavenger hunts and having a blast.

  • 125

    Definitely starting school every year. I can clearly remember getting dressed in my uniform for the first day (for twelve years!), getting my lunch together, and waiting for the bus. Fall has this smell to it, when the mist is still in the trees and the air has a little crisp bite. Those days of September and October take me right back to those memories.

  • 126
    Sarah says:

    I absolutely loved making candy apples with my mom. It was a ritual every fall.

  • 127
    Tanya says:

    I just love fall in general. I think my favorite memories are walking with my mom and admiring all the beautiful fall colors.

  • 128
    Sue in Grapevine says:

    I loved raking up huge piles of leaves & playing in them w/my friends.

  • 129
    Marge Sexton says:

    Homemade Halloween costumes, running from house to house thru the neighborhood Trick or Treating. Comfort food and Family Fun!

  • 130
    Gail says:

    Autumn has been my favorite time of year since childhood. Nothing better than raking a huge pile of leaves and jumping/rolling in them. I loved it as a child and I still love it!

  • 131
    Linda w says:

    Favorite memory? Having raised 3 boys I tend to forget I even had a past before motherhood. I do remember that it was fun and safe to go out after dark and not worry about anything happening to anyone. I guess that could be called the “good old days”. I think that is what I remember most.

    thanks much

  • 132
    Angela Person says:

    One year when I was 10 I dressed up in my Mom’s fancy sequin dress as a Spanish dancer. I loved that dress of my Mom’s

  • 133
    Amy says:

    I remember dressing up as a witch one year… hat wig, you name it! No one in my class knew who I was. That was pretty fun πŸ™‚

  • 134
    Cindee Stacey says:

    When we lived in Green Bay, it was so different cuz we were able to cruise the neighborhood, running from door to door, parent free! It was just so different having all that “freedom”. After that we’d run home and dump all our candy on the floor & compare what we got!

  • 135
    Fayrai says:

    My favorite autumn memory is the chill in the air and the cool temps as well. The coolness in the morning air is a welcome feeling after a long hot summer.
    Fayrai

  • 136
    leah's mom says:

    walking in the leaves with that great fall smell, crisp air, mums smelling great and the first fires of the year burning in fireplaces

  • 137

    Growing up we weren’t allowed to eat sugar, so trick-or-treating was out of the question. BUT one year I spent Halloween with my friend and got to go with her family. I ate more candy in that one evening then in the next 10 years combined!! LOL!

  • 138
    Teresa Blue says:

    My favorite memory is when my brother and I dressed up as each other! We were a hoot.
    We carried pillow cases as our loot bags. No fancy customes for us.
    Teresa Blue
    tmblueb@hotmail.com

  • 139
    Steph says:

    My favourite Halloween memory is spreading all the candy out on the living room floor after trick-or-treatinbg so my mom could check it was safe. Something about seeing it all laid out was soooo exciting.

  • 140
    marilyn says:

    taking my daughter to the pumpkin patch for the first time…she loved the pony rides and the wagon ride to the pumpkin patch.

  • 141
    heidi quick says:

    My funniest was when we were in 8th grade, but not quite ready to give up trick or treating. Although we should have! It was raining so my gal pals and I couldn’t wear our original costumes. We ended up wearing my brothers batman and superman rain ponchos with black eye masks.

  • 142
    Wendy H. says:

    My favorite memory was when my Mom would bring out the bin of costumes. My sister, brother, and I would try all of them on, but always end up with the same costumes every year- I was a princess, my brother was a puppy dog, and my sister was a witch.

  • 143
    Debbie Lee says:

    My favorite memory is of my mom doing my hair and dressing me up in her homemade costume. She took such care in all things she made and she wanted me to look perfect. πŸ™‚ It was such a neat thing for me.

  • 144
    Isabel Z says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is the year my sister and I dressed up as Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy. I have no idea why she ended up being Raggedy Andy (maybe me, the big bossy older sister, made her do it) but when we look at the photos now we laugh and laugh.

    I have really enjoyed the sneak peaks this month and all of the beautiful projects the PTI team has created. Thank you for the opportunity to win such an amazing prize.

  • 145

    My favorite fall memory is a tradition my family has started in just the past couple of years. Each year, we all get together and go to the local pumpkin patch with the kids- it’s no small feat when you live in Arkansas of North Carolina and the “local” pumpkin patch is in Delaware! But we always seem to meet up there each year!

  • 146
    Erin says:

    My favorite halloween memory was the year we went trick or treating in the neighborhood…which was very dark…and there were about 10-15 kids all going around together. My brother was the ONLY one with a flashlight…
    There was a small, decorative, picket fence in someone’s yard, and everyone went over, under, around…well, everyone but my brother (with the flashlight, remember?). No, he walked right into it and wound up getting stitches! πŸ™‚

  • 147
    Andrea McCulley says:

    I remember being at my grandma’s with the adults raking leaves and us kids jumping in the leaf piles!

  • 148
    JeanFB says:

    My favorite autumn memory is of our annual hikes deep into the woods of Pennsylvania when I was a kid. We lived in the mountains, and the colors were out-of-this world beautiful; the colors, the smells, and the sounds of autumn in the Northeast cannot compare to anywhere else. My dad was a great outdoorsman, so he could point out lots of interesting sites and animals. I would so look forward to this time! Thanks for a chance to win some great autumn sets.

  • 149
    Laurel says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was the costume parade each year at our little neighborhood grade school. All of us would dress up in out costumes for the parade and the moms would come watch and then we would have our class parties.

  • 150
    Daisy says:

    Almost every fall we take our kids up to the bavarian theme village of Helen for Octoberfest and enjoy candied apples, fresh made fudge and the sites. Then head to Unicoi state park to hike in the wonderful fall folliage. The kids always loved the food and the hike.

  • 151
    Mary Claire says:

    Playing in the leaves that my Dad raked up. The best!

    Love this release!!

  • 152
    Mary B says:

    Lets just say I love Halloween. When I was a Kid my Dad would always walk us around the neighborhood on Halloween night. AFter each house I can remember him shining his flashlight into my pillowcase to see what I got. And if it was a candy he liked he would eat it on the spot. It was so much fun.

  • 153
    Donna says:

    It could be my most miserable or most memorable and turned out well in the end.

    It was Halloween and I came down with chicken pox (I had had measles on my birthday in May) and could not believe my luck. I was 7 years old and my mother has a picture of me in my fairy costume, lying in bed, feverish and spotted. She said I slept in that costume that night. My 2 younger sisters went trick -or-treating in our neighborhood where everyone noticed I was missing and asked where I was. The neighbors gave them treats to give me and my sisters came home and left a huge bag of candy by my bed.

    Stamps are better than candy though!

  • 154
    Laura B says:

    I live in a part of the country that is usually cold on Halloween, so my favorite Halloween memories are of the few times I was able to go trick or treating without a winter coat and everyone could actually see my costume!

  • 155
    Cherie says:

    My birthday is in October so I always felt that Autumn was made for me personally – ha ha.
    It has always been my favorite holiday – I love the colors and the smell of Fall!

  • 156
    Peyton B says:

    My favorite autumn memory is raking all of the leaves into a pile and then getting to jump in it for the next hour or so!

  • 157
    Sue says:

    I used to love playing in the leaves with my brother when I was young. We lived in the country so we had tons of them! I also remember having to put layers and layers of clothing under my Halloween costume because it was always so cold out that night (I grew up in Canada). It was always so difficult to figure out a costume that could accommodate several layers underneath!

  • 158
    jeanie nieva says:

    i love going trick or treat. πŸ™‚

  • 159
    Kristy says:

    My favorite memory is one of trick or treating with my dad and my brother. Dad would always drive up to the houses and if he knew them, we’d just run up to the door, get the candy, and go back to the car. We stopped at a house where they had a guard goose but they usually put it up for Halloween. Well, not this year. My brother and I got to the door, got the candy, but then we had to run as fast as our little legs would take us back to the car because the goose was chasing right behind us.

  • 160

    My favorite childhood memory was feeling the crisp autumn air and watching the colorful leaves fall off the large oak trees in our yard. The same leaves my brother, sister and I raked into huge piles just so we could frolic in them.

  • 161
    Tami McBeain says:

    My favorite memory is the year my best friend and I dressed up as Batman & Robin…yeah I know…what were we thinking?

  • 162
    Kathy W says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was my son’s first Halloween. He had a little tiger costume and was so cute. It was a blast taking him trick or treating (he was almost a year old), but what he really wanted to do was to be home helping dad hand out the treats. He thought that was way more fun than walking around getting treats. Thanks for the chance to win an amazing prize.

  • 163
    Kay Tillman says:

    I lived in a really small town and my best memories are getting with the neighborhood kids and going door to door and the parents just waiting down the road for us……such simpler times way back then πŸ™‚ Made us feel so grown up.

  • 164
    eRika says:

    mmmm. i’m remembering some good times on evening hayrides with school or youth groups.

  • 165

    Oh one of the top favorites for Autumn is when all the geese and ducks would return to the Sacramento Valley wetlands in the fall… there is nothing like standing under a bunch of waterfowl as they fly over and make their songs! So gorgeous!

    I Love autumn!!

  • 166
    Joanne M. says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is when I was a kid and we Trick or Treated for HOURS. We were always safe (50 yrs gago) & had to use a pillowcase for all our goodies. It was always a blast.

  • 167

    My favorite childhood Halloween memory was when my mom made me this awesome pink princess dress with the tall hat that had a veil coming out the top of it. Of course we went to a church skate party and it was totally not practical but I thought I had the coolest costume ever that year. She made a similar dress for my daughter’s second Halloween–she was equally impressed!

  • 168
    Debbie says:

    I remember getting dressed up and going trick or treating with mum and my sisters πŸ™‚ Fab release night xxx

    Hugs
    Debbie

  • 169
    Carrie says:

    My favorite childhood memories is the time my mom dressed up like a clown to go trick or treating with me (she didn’t trick or treat just me) *grin*. She worked alot and we didn’t have the greatest bond (we do now) so I treasure those moments that we did silly things together.

  • 170
    Tammy W. says:

    Hmmm…..well of course it would have to be the CANDY from Trick or Treating! And how my sisters and I would always come back after Trick or Treating and dump out our plastic pumpkins and then sort through, trade, and give the rejects to Mom! LOL Thanks for such an awesome opportunity to win such a GREAT prize!! You all ROCK!!!

  • 171
    dbeesmith says:

    my favorite memory has to be trick or treating with friends, and being able to be whatever you could imagine!

    I love the new release so much to look orward too!

  • 172
    Jeni says:

    I loved picking out pumpkins to carve every year. We each got our own to carve & put out on the front steps. Then we baked & ate the pumpkin seeds.

  • 173
    Melissa Miller says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is dressing up each year and going trick or treating. Halloween has now become my favorite time of the year and I love all things Halloweeny!!!

  • 174
    Cathy says:

    One of my favotie autumn memories is going picking hickory nuts with my father. We would drive along country roads looking for hickory nut trees.

  • 175
    Julie Masse says:

    One of my favorite memories of fall was our church picnic/hayride every year! We had it at this great old camp up on a mountain, we had great food, played football and of course took a hayride! I LOVE the crispness in the air at Fall! πŸ™‚

  • 176
    Jodi says:

    There are so many as this is my favorite time of year. From the pumpkin patch with my son through the years, far back memories of my dad taking my little sister and I trick or treating, (wearing those old plastic masks with the stapled strap!) and just being together around my great grandmothers table on Thanksgiving. What is not to love about this season!

  • 177
    nelia says:

    My favorite memories are always connected to smells. When I think of fall/autumn, my favorite memories are the smell of leaves, woodsmoke, the cool, crisp morning air, and cracking the first bit of ice in the small pools of water while waiting for the school bus.

  • 178
    Heidi S says:

    I love Halloween because my mom always made us the best costumes and we would go trick-or-treating to our grandparents’ houses. My grandma always made popcorn balls. Yum!! I can still smell that fresh, sweet smell that would greet us.

  • 179
    Allison Cope says:

    One of my best memories of Halloween was my first official Halloween trick-or-treating with a friend instead of my parents. In grade 8, my best friend and I went out around our little town and had a great time! I think I was dressed as a “punk rocker”!

  • 180

    My most remembered halloween was when I was a little girl, maybe 6 or 7?, my mom worked for months to make me the most adorable Minnie Mouse costume to wear. It had a fleece head that velcroed under my neck with the big ears and everything. All she wanted was a cute picture of me wearing the head and it was so hot and itchy when I put it on that I wouldn’t wear it at all. Wish I could shrink myself down and take a hundred pictures with that darling little costume on.

    Now that may not seem like a best memory but knowing how hard my Mom worked for me to have that costume is priceless!

  • 181
    Tami L. says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was the anticipation of going trick-or-treating just knowing how much candy I was going to get was so exciting……… I still love Halloween, hope I win

  • 182

    We never really did Halloween when I was a kid – it didn’t really get big over here until I was too big to need to go out – but my best memory is the first year my DD was old enough to go out trick or treating. Helping her dress up and taking her up and down the road with her little friends made it very special!

  • 183
    Amy Wanford says:

    My fave memory would have to be playing on my granddad’s farm! I remember my cool frog wellies (are they called Galoshes in the US?) running around and raking leaves into a HUGE pile with my brothers only to jump into them when we’d finished and throwing them up into the air so it was raining leaves! So much fun!

    Thanks for reminding me of such a sweet memory!

    Aimes
    x

  • 184
    Maria M. says:

    My favorite memory is piling up the leaves in my yard and the next door neighbors’ as big as can be and then ….. JUMP in!!!! Those were the days!

  • 185
    Julia Aston says:

    My best fall memory is when my dad would rake all the leaves onto the curb of the street out front of our house and then he’d burn them – (they don’t allow outdoor burning anymore!) and that smell of burning leaves was just wonderful!

  • 186
    Becs Attwood says:

    I know it’s a cliche but I love any autumn memories that involved kicking up piles of fallen leaves.

  • 187

    My mom’s thanksgiving dinners are my favorite – homemade bread, homemade stuffing, turkey, and the big family gatherings around the table. Loud, but fun!

    Thanks for the chance to win!!

  • 188
    KathyJ says:

    I can’t remember my childhood Halloween memories, but I do remember my kids! My favorite costume was one my daughter made for herself … a Y2K bug! She was 10, with computer parts all over her clothes. (can you tell her parents are computer geeks!?!)

  • 189
    Trina D. says:

    My favorite memory would have to be the year my mom made me into a Martian. Green face make-up, antennae, and silver foil on my favorite clogs. And big plastic ears – the best Martian accessory!

  • 190
    Anette Eakins says:

    My favorite memory of Autumn is raking the leaves and jumping in them. My sister and I would do it over and over and over. I grew up in Germany and back when I grew up we didn’t celebrate Halloween over there(they do now)- so no Halloween memories for me.
    Looking forward to the full reveal here shortly!
    Anette-snowmom13

  • 191
    Laura J says:

    Favorite autumn memory…my dad raking our leaves into huge piles that my brother and I would then mess up by running through and throwing them at each other.

  • 192
    Marge R. says:

    My favorite memory of Halloween was dressing up & since we lived on the farm, our Dad would drive us to other farms where we got the most fabulous homemade goodies on earth! Good times!!!

  • 193
    Kathi says:

    Hi- My favorite halloween memory is trick or treating with my brother. We had so much fun! I love all things autumn related and your new stamp sets look amazing! – kathi

  • 194
    Marie says:

    My favorite Autumn memories are flying the old-fashioned kites and playing in the castle park in big heaps of the fallen leaves and collecting chestnuts. Then we made animals out of the chestnuts and toothpicks

  • 195
    Cindy O'Donnell says:

    Without a doubt trick-or-treating with my dad and always getting so hot behind those plastic Yogi Bear masks! Not to mention afterwards sorting through and trading candy with my sister! Those were the days … :o)

  • 196
    Kimberly S says:

    Trick or treating as a child! We’d start near my gtandfather’s house, and if the neighbor’s knew you were “family”, they’d give you a dollar bill! Afterwards, my siblings and I would spend hours cataloging our loot and swapping for our favorite candies.

  • 197
    Melissa F. says:

    My favorite halloween memory was trick or treat as a kid. We would go as a group with all the kids who lived on our road and go to every single house. It was so much fun and then we would come home and go through all our candy.

  • 198
    Jill H says:

    I loved dressing up for Halloween when I was little and I loved handing out candy even more!

  • 199

    My favorite Halloween memory was deciding one year at the last minute to go trick or treating and digging in my dad’s closet for one of his shirts and pants and dressing like a bum. It turned out to be one of the best homemade costumes and one of the best Halloweens ever.

  • 200

    As a kid I always looked forward to the Halloween party at school and waiting for the moment when we could break and change into our costumes! I could hardly contain my excitement, waiting for that moment when all of us were tranformed and ready to come back to class for cupcakes and sweet treats!

  • 201

    My favorite Halloween childhood memory is dressing up in my costume (I think I was a clown this year) and going trick-or-treating in the huge snowstorm!! It was so cold but we loved it!

  • 202
    Stephanie Higgins says:

    The memories that really stand out for me at Halloween are those of me and my two brothers just dressing up. We would put anything and everything on and say we were “hobos”. No real rhyme or reason to what we were and no one really cared. Those careless childhood days. What fun we had.

  • 203
    Ava says:

    One year my mom sewed a matching costume for me and my Barbie doll … we were both princesses with identical pale blue ballgowns, a fake fur ‘stole’ and pointy princess hats. Quite the royal pair … hehe. Actually, I think my mom sewed more clothes for my Barbie than she did for me! LOL

  • 204
    Mindy says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is the pumpkin carving parties we have had for the past few years. It is so fun to see both young and old have a wonderful time together and in the end to light all of the carved Jack-O-Lanterns together and see how many rows we have.

  • 205
    Rita says:

    Dumping a pillowcase of candy on the living room floor to check out the best Halloween treats. Swapping candy with my brothers and sisters…choosing which item to eat first!

  • 206
    Teresa Farmer says:

    Taking my children trick or treating the year it snowed on Halloween night in Kentucky! My daughter was in an adorable pumpkin outfit and her father carried her so she wouldn’t have to walk in the snow!

  • 207
    Tami says:

    My daughter’s first “trick-or-treat” year….she dressed up as La-La and was ADORABLE!! πŸ™‚ Those were the days….LOL

    Tami

  • 208
    Linda W says:

    Oh the hometown costume parades. We’re talking the 50’s here and things were simpler then. Mom would make me these fabulous, beautiful costumes and then it would get freezing cold. I either had tons of clothes under or over the costume and no one ever saw what it was!

  • 209
    Kathy V. says:

    My brother and I would spend weeks trying to dream up the “best” costume–then scramble to find a sheet for our yearly “ghostly” outing. We came up with some great ideas for costumes, to be sure, but I guess we got stuck in the dreaming phase and never moved on to the doing part. LOL But it was still fun, and our treat bags still got filled to the brim. Besides, there was always next year…

  • 210
    hilary says:

    Dressing up as Pippi Longstocking… Best Halloween ever.

  • 211
    Courtney says:

    My fav childhood memory is of Autumn when we were driving to Canberra from Sydney and one of the towns (I can’t remember which) being little and all, had a really long street with the most beautiful strong trunked trees lining it down each side and they were very old large trees, they were in full autumn bloom. I still remember how golden that street looked and this is what made Autumn my fav season:)

  • 212
    Emma says:

    My favourite memory happens almost every year! Living in Australia, Halloween isn’t a big thing at all. However, this doesn’t stop my boyfriend from saying to me “what if some kids come trick or treating? We had better have something to give them. Why don’t you bake something?” So I lovingly oblige (usually in the form of brownies) and we wait for trick or treaters. Surprisingly (not) none turn up and we sit on the couch eating our own treats late into the night!!

  • 213
    Steph Connor says:

    Since my birthday is on the 26th of October, my mom always hosted a huge birthday/ Halloween party for me. Such fun!

  • 214
    Mary H says:

    My favorite autumn memories are all about going to get pumpkins and apples on a crisp, sunny day. I do it every year and just love it! Thanks for the chance to win. This month’s release looks terrific!

  • 215
    Margaret says:

    I can remember going trick or treating with my best friend and her mother. I was dressed up as little bo peep and my friend’s mom sang the song (really good voice) off and on while we walked throught the neighberhood.

  • 216
    redhedly says:

    My favorite memory is the smell of the wood burning as people begin to use their fireplaces as the seasons begin to change.

  • 217
    Holly Field says:

    A memorable Halloween was from age 8. I got the chicken pox and was heartbroken that I could not go trick or treating. My Mom decotrated a big brown paper bag with a girl’s face with dots all over it. My brother and my Dad went trick or treating with the bag and brought me back a bag full of candy. The things Moms will do for their kids:)

  • 218
    Lisa mosher says:

    My favorite fall memory growing up would be going to the apple orchard with my grandma, loved eating warm cider and doughnuts, I now take my 5 kids to visit the apple orchard and pick pumpkins and of course have cider and doughnuts! thanks for a chance to win such a great prize package!!

  • 219
    Heather B. says:

    Driving to my Aunt’s house to go trick or treating with my family. The radio played all the fun “halloween” music…Monster Mash, Thriller etc. We would all sing as loud as we could…my 2 sisters and my parents! So much fun!
    Heather B.

  • 220
    Debra B. says:

    My favorite memory would be attending my hometown’s annual Halloween parade when I was little. It was so cool to attend a parade after dark! And I can’t forget watching “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” on tv. Still love it!

  • 221

    My favorite autumn memory was going to Door County ,WI every year for their Fall Festival. My Dad and I would walk up and down the booths sampling chili and hot cider and there was a beautiful parade every year too. Sour Cherry pie from Door County…mmmm…NOTHING else like it!

  • 222
    Dana says:

    It was Halloween 1989. I was in 6th grade. My friend Lorelei and I went all over town together trick-or-treating. I had made my costume (as usual) and was a giant white die (single dice). The box was so big only my arms and legs stuck out though, and at one point she jumped across a ditch to cross the road and in attempting to follow her, I tripped and fell. My bag of candy went flying into the middle of the road while I floundered, not being about to touch the ground to get up. My arms and legs were flailing and cars were coming. She ran to help me up, but I kept screaming “MY CANDY! GET MY CANDY!” LOL I apparently didn’t care if I was hit by a car, I just wanted to be sure my candy was safe! *chuckle*
    Hey, some things are important, you know. *wink*

  • 223
    Katerfly says:

    Halloween is actually my favourite holiday. I attended the University of New Brunswick and lived in a residence where our tradition included throwing a 600 pound pumpkin off our house roof, full of phyrotechnics. It was quite the evening. A heck of a lot of fun. I lived in residence for 5 years and was lucky enough to be in charge of Pumpkin Sacrafice one year. Along with this, the smell of fall, thr crunch of leaves underfoot, and the idea of dressing up and being who/what ever you wanted is just something I have always enjoyed. Since leaving university Halloween sadly hasn’t been as great. We don’t get trick-or-treaters to our house, and no one here in town seems to have parties. Too bad, I will just have to reminise through my stamping. Can’t wait to purchase the Halloween Tag set!!!

  • 224
    Pam K Alexander says:

    It was the year I was a witch and my brother and best friend a ghost. We really had fun trick or treating (I think it is the earliest memory i have of Halloween).

    Love the new releases and have my fingers crossed to win!

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    Cynthia says:

    My brother, dressed up year after year as Harpo from the Marx Brothers. It was a LONG time that he figured out that my parents loved the costume idea bc my brother took it seriously and did not talk when he was dressed up! πŸ™‚

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    Bridget says:

    I love Halloween..I have so many wonderful memories growing up…I can still feel the cool air on my cheeks and the yummy smells in the air. I loved going trick or treating with my brothers and dad and then coming home to count and sort our candy. My mom would be waiting for us with warm apple cider..oh, how I wish I could go back to those years!!

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    Amy G. says:

    The one that makes me laugh the most is the memory of the year we (my mother and I) dressed up my little brother (he was about 3, I think) as a ballerina in my old ballet recital costume. He made a really pretty girl. …I think my daddy ended up vetoing the whole outfit and we had to do something else. I’ve told my brother about that so many times, but he just doesn’t get the same pleasure out of it that I do…

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    Maureen says:

    My favorite halloween memories are recent. We didn’t do much for halloween as a kid so I work hard to make a big party for my kids. It has turned into a big traditional party at my house all the neighbors, family and friends come over. I make a big pot of chili then all the kids go trick or treating. The most memorable was when I was pregnant and went into labor and it was too late to cancel the party, so I had the party any way (with a lot of help from friends and my mom).

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    SMK says:

    my favorite memory has always been pumpkin picking. my family would do it every year, take the hayride out to the field, pick the perfect one {or ones!} and then take the hayride back to the car. Also apple cider starts to appear again in the autumn, and I looove me some cider πŸ˜€

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    Elizabeth K says:

    I loved the fall colors and running and
    jumping into piles of leaves. Now I get
    to watch my grandsons do the same thing.
    My favorite time of the year.

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    Jessica says:

    When I think of back on my childhood, I always remember autumn with fond memories. The coolness in the air, my mom decorating the house with pumpkins, and everyone getting excited because the holidays were just right around the corner. Now as a mom myself I get to provide those memories for my children, which is exciting, too!

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    Kristin says:

    My mom was a school teacher and always left her costume on that she wore to school to greet the trick or treaters that came to our house. I loved seeing their faces when she opened the door! It was so much fun having a mom as excited about Halloween as I was!

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    Janice D. Roney says:

    My favorite memory of Halloween would be the 1st time I can remember dressing up. I was Bugs Bunny and boy did I think I was something in that costume! I remember being very hot – we lived in Key West at the time but I LOVED that costume!

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    Judith says:

    My favorite Halloween was when I was about 5 and went to the hospital and gave out candy…I thought I was hot stuff! LOL My aunt is a doctor

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    Terri Moore says:

    That would be the year my sister and I went to a haunted house with a friend of mine. He was rolling on the floor laughing after watching how scared we got. We still had a great time though and I will never forget it.

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    Kathy Weihman says:

    My favorite memory is when my friends and I dressed up like bowling pins and 1 of us was the bowling ball. It was great! We had so much fun!

    Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Julie Batta says:

    I grew up on a farm and I loved every Autumn because it would be harvest time for my dad. I always loved going out to watch him during sunset and seeing the sillouete of the combine in the horizon. I can still smell the crisp, cool breeze that harvest would bring as well. Really miss those days!!!

    Thanks for a chance to win this awesome prize package.

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    muriel says:

    Oops, sorry for this one, but in Europe we don’t celebrate Halloween. I discovered “trick or Treat” 11 yeas ago …when we moved here. Since then Halloween is for me the beginning of winter and cool weather down here in Florida

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    Sherry says:

    We used to make HUGE piles of leaves and run and jump and throw them. I still love leaf piles to this day.

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    Dottie K says:

    It would be my black cat costume that I made. I won the contest at our church and know one knew who I was so I want for that also. Thanks for a chance to win.

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    Carol R says:

    The autumn colors in Door County, Wisconsin are imprinted in my memory bank forever. Every October(25 years) we would head up there to our ‘home away from home’ and partake in all the fall festivities. Apple picking, parades, choosing pumpkins for decorations. The colors on the trees were so beautiful. And we would usually see our first snowflakes of the season too. This little ‘New England’ of the Midwest is in my heart forever.

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    ANN PILARCZYK says:

    My favorite memory of Halloween is when my mom made my costume. Although she tried to change my mind, my mom gave in and sewed me the best ever genie costume! Treat or treating in a genie costume when the outside temps are in the low 60’s was not the best costume to be in. Sometimes mothers DO know best.
    Ann

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    Geri Freeman says:

    My favorite memory is the SMELL of the season as wierd as that sounds. We always lived in the country, about a mile from our local and very small high school…corn fields everywhere. There was always an excited feeling I would get as we would drive toward the school on the night of a football game. I could see the lights, hear the band, and smell that SMELL that said Fall was on the way. STILL love that smell!!

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    Trick or treating with my best friend dressed as witches and scaring each other, insisting there was a witch flying over us! Lots of laughs!

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    Susan Block says:

    My favorite autumn memory – My mother and I used to head out in the fall to look at the turning trees. We love(d) the beautiful colors! Then when I went off to college and we couldn’t be together, I started mailing autumn leaves home to my mother. And now I have my daughters send them (to grandma). I love these memories!

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    pltaylor says:

    My favorite fall memory?? I’ll always remember my 2 little girls dressed as 2 adorable pink crayola crayons. They were precious!

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    Susan Santello says:

    My costume from kindergarten was a Cinderella plastic mask face with a pink dress. Loved it and can still picture it in my head.

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    Susan B says:

    All the candy! We would eat it
    until we got sick of it and start
    again the next day.

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    Diane H says:

    This is a crazy answer, but I remember taking my kids trick or treating and I loved looking into other peoples houses, like a window peeper..no kidding, I loved to see how the houses were decorated, but I was so buzy looking I stepped in a hole and fell down…well that sure cured me…LOL…I am no longer a “window peeper”…hahaha!!!

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    Anthonette says:

    I grew up in the high mountain deserts of New Mexico & briefly in Colorado. It usually snowed on Halloween. My favorite Halloween was when our neighbor (a makeup artist) painted our faces very cool. I was the best cat. We had to wear jackets over our costumes, but our faces looked great!

    Thanks for a chance to win!

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    Cass says:

    I don’t have any specific Autumn memories. I love every autumn – the falling leaves, the beautiful colours, the cooler weather!

    Great release this month! πŸ™‚

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    Melissa says:

    My fav autumn memory is from last fall–taking my kids to the pumpking patch–letting them choose a pumpkin and going on a hay ride, fun!!

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    Laurie says:

    My favorite “fall” memory was when we lived in Colorado and would drive through the mountains to see the aspens changing color. The different colors of fall are so amazing!!

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    Karen C. says:

    i don’t exactly remember how old I was. I know I was very young. my mom decided to throw a Halloween party and invited pretty much the entire small town that we lived in. We had a hay rack ride out to the cemetery where aunts and uncles were dressed up and popped out from behind the headstones. I had my head buried for much of the ride. One thing I remember still to this day about this party is that I was bobbing for apples and every time I would get done, I would notice that my drink was spilled. I don’t know how many drinks I had to get that night because someone spilled my punch. It was a party that I will never forget. I can still see myself there all dressed up in the clown costume that my mom made. Such a cherished memory!

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    Stephanie S. says:

    My favorite autumn memorie would be going with my husband to pick out a pumpkin. There is a place in Vermont that has a side of a mountian full of craved pumpkins. It is the most neat place at night we would go see them each year.

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    barb heck says:

    It was just last year, we live in Kansas and my grandchildren all dressed as chacters from the Wizard of Oz, I was of course Glenda, the good witch. Some GREAT pics from that one.

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    Tami Grandi says:

    Thanks for the chance! I would say that my fave Halloween memory is dressing up as a clown and going to a church party. It was the first time that I bobbed for apples.

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    janet mack says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is when I was 9 I won a costume contest dressed as spider woman. I had a big spider on the side of my face. My sister was so mad because she really had a better costume than me.

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    ann says:

    It’s not so much my childhood but the memories my husband and I are making for our children – these are the things I look forward to remembering when we’re old and gray!

    Thanks for always inspiring Nichole!

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    Vivian says:

    My mother always made my Halloween costume. She was a whiz with a sewing machine and needle and thread. When I was about 9 she made me a nurses uniform complete with the lined cape that nurses wore way back when. I was so proud of that costume. I wanted to wear it to school and every where I went. By the way, I grew up and realized my dream of becoming a nurse!

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    Tabby says:

    I don’t know that I’d call it a favorite, but the one I remember the most is trick or treating after an ice storm. We didn’t get very far!

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    Kristy says:

    My favorite Halloween memories are the fun parties we had at the elementary school I attended. Each classroom featured a different game like ring toss, bowling, fish pond, cake walk, etc. We ate sloppy joes, apple cider and glazed doughnuts. It was a family affair, and we had so much fun! Nothing like the good ole’ days!

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    MadMoose says:

    2 years ago my mom survived a scary cancer surgery that left all us with something fantasitc to be thankful for that Thanksgiving Day! I’m happy to report we can continue to share all seasons with her and remind us how important family and friends really are! Autumn is my favorite!

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    Marjorie Henseler says:

    When my mother was raking leaves, she would make “leaf houses” for us – like a floorplan on the ground with rows of piled leaves marking out the walls and doors. My sister and I would play in those. Sometimes we’d jump into a big pile of leaves.

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    Cam says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is of my father taking me to retrace our path after we discovered my treat bag (a brown paper grocery store bag) had a hole in it where I had dragged it on the ground so that we could recover some of my candy.

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    Krystie Lee says:

    I loved getting home with my huge bag of candy! My parents would let me eat as much as I wanted that night. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Kimberly O. says:

    Wow! I have so many Halloween trick-or-treating memories, I’m not sure I could pick just ONE. For the most part, my mom made our costumes. One year, she made a really cool ladybug costume out of red and black felt. I wore it over a black turtleneck and black tights. It was REALLY cute! πŸ™‚ Ladybugs are still one of my favorite “things”. (And Little Lady was the first PTI stamps set I ever purchased!)

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    Gail says:

    I have so many wonderful memories of halloweens past, but my very one is our wedding. We’re celebrating 27 years this halloween.

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    Kelley says:

    My favorite memory is school Halloween parties when everyone would dress up. I loved to see all of the costumes! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Suzy says:

    My dad used to be the distribution manager at a donut manufacturer in Upstate NY (the REAL upstate NY!). He would always bring home boxes of individually wrapped donuts, like the kind you can by in the 7-11’s. He would literally bring home like over 300 donuts. As I got older, I enjoyed staying home passing out the donuts to the kids that came to the door. We used to get so many tricker treaters back then, it was INSANE! But it would crack me up because every time the kids would walk up to our house I could hear the excitement in their voices when they would say, “YES! Its the Donut house!” And every year, it would never fail, we would run out of donuts!

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    Kiera says:

    One year my dad and I made a super awesome robot costume…lots of aluminum foil and a tv circuit board. Hands down, the best costume I’ve ever had.

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    Pamm says:

    Our neighborhood was full of children and back in the day when I was young, we all knew each other and on Halloween we would go to every house!! Every family knew us and we would be given big hugs and home made treats!!! We would tramp through the fallen leaves and breath deep of the crisp fall air! The leaves always smelled wonderful(of course, as did the huge paper sacks FULL of candy!)

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    Anne Hartschlag says:

    We lived in upstate NY and the leaves were beautiful. My brothers used to bury me in the leaves. Surprised I can remember that because it was 70 years ago.

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    Kaye says:

    My favorite memory of Halloween was when I was about six and my big cousin (who was 10) took me trick or treating. We had pumpkin flashlights and she was mad she had to take me, but she did and always made sure I was ok. I loved her then and I love her now.

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    My favorite memory is about Thanksgiving… the delicious food my mom always made and being privileged to set the table with all the fine china and silver. That was my special job! Plus, I’m a fall/winter girl at heart, so autumn is when my soul starts to come alive after a long hot summer.

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    Sandi Tedesco says:

    My favorite halloween costume was when I was about 8 and I was a gypsy. I got to wear my mom’s big hoop earrings, which was cool because I was only allowed to wear sweet little posts until I was about 13.

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    Kathy says:

    My mom always made a big deal out of Halloween. We picked out what we wanted to be months in advance and she would find a pattern and make our costumes. She put such love into every costume. It’s funny when you are little you don’t realize how special this is. Now that she is gone, I really treasure the memories and photos of our costumes.

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    Jessie says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was the year I went as Princess Lea and my little sister was Dark Vader the year the first Star Wars Movie came out. My Mom made my costume from a white sheet and I had my hair done with the buns on the side of my head just like her! What a great time that was and a great memory!

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    Anne G says:

    My friends and I dressed up as 3 blind mice. We spent weeks designing and making our costumes.

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    Sandra B. says:

    I loved carving pumpkins and having toasted pumpkin seeds afterwards. I always looked forward to picking out my costume also.

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    Katie M says:

    I remember spending hours at the sewing machine making “Care Bears” costumes for my boys. The costumes came out HUGE and I had no idea how to fix them and I was nearly in tears. Halloween came and it snowed!! The costumes were perfect because the boys had to wear snowsuits under them!!!

    Katie M

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    Cheryl M. says:

    I love autumn because of the Thanksgiving holiday. The whole family around the dinner table re-telling stories of holidays gone by. My dad is 81 and my mom is 78. I cherish the memories we are continually making.

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    Carolyn G. says:

    I loved trick-or-treating with my sisters, and coming home and picking through and comparing what candies we each got! No worries in the world!! (except who got the most goodies) THANKS for the chance to win!! Love your stuff, Nichole! You and your design girls are truly some of the most talented out there!!

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    Anna says:

    Playing in the leaves at my dad’s house in Chicago. My stepbrother and I would cover ourselves and make little noises when people walked by. We thought we were so cool! ; )

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    well, i didn’t like it at the time, but looking back, i loved all the homemade halloween costumes my mom came up with to save money. however, getting that cinderella plastic mask with the 2 eye holes in the box with the “gown” at Mott’s 5 and dime was pure joy too! wow. i’m getting old.

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    Meredith says:

    My favorite autumn memory is going apple picking at the Big Apple in Wrentham, MA and enjoying cider donuts and fresh cider with friends and family. Thanks for the chance to win fantastic release!

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    Steph says:

    I remember on Halloween coming home all excited as a kid with a huge bag of candy after trick or treating with my brother and our friends. It seemed like a TON of candy, and we’d lay all the pieces out the carpet, sort out our favorite pieces from the stash then dig in!

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    Kellie says:

    My favorite Halloween memory has to be going through the “the haul” after a long night of treking the neighborhood. There was, and still is now that I have kids, something about going through the candy and putting it with like objects. Now instead of making a pile for my parents of things I would never eat, my husband and I make piles of things for ourselves!

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    Liz Thomas (wifelady) says:

    My mom almost always made our costumes – one year we were all Strawberry Shortcake characters (the ORIGINAL ones-showing my age now) but the one I always remember is one particularily cold Halloween when I decided to be wonder woman (no idea why). My baby sis was a little vampire and it was her first halloween. She was so nervous that instead of saying “trick or treat” she said “Happy New Year”! It was hilarious, still is to this day!

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    Rikka D says:

    Growing up in ND it could be quite cold on Halloween. I remember one year trick-or-treating in my snowmobile suit and my princess mask! What fun!

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    Toni Storie says:

    My mother made me a pink, red and gold bellydancer costume when I was about 8 or 9. She covered a butter dish for a little cap and suspended sheer scarves from it for a veil. She even attached gold jewelry from the halter top to hang across my stomach. Unfortunately, Halloween was cold that year and I had to wear a coat, covering most of the beautiful costume my mother had made for me.

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    Kristi Lewis says:

    Probably when my sister and I were dressed like clowns (my mom did such a great job) my dad did not even recognize us.So much fun

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    Wahinelei says:

    My favorite memories are of my brother and I picking out our costumes every year. He always tended to be a stealth ninja while I was picking out cheerleading or princess outfits. Im glad my mom never made us do matchy-matchy kind of stuff!

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    Monica L L says:

    Autumn means Thanksgiving and for most of the years of my life that meant family getting together and enjoying lunch and great company. The tradition of the rotating host families and the dressing recipe passed among the cooks and the our great aunt’s cranberry salad recipe…all are fond memories.

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    Jennifer Bradley says:

    My parents would have a party every year where we would have a huge bonfire. So fun to be around a fire on a crisp autumn night.

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    Jumping in piles of leaves so big I thought you could get lost in them.

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    Hilde says:

    Well, growing up in Florida, Halloween was always about the hottest day of the year. I remember just being drenched in sweat under my costume! Not a great memory there! However, I attended the University of Michigan for my undergrad and some favorite memories of my life so far are those lovely crisp, sunny, autumn Saturdays when Michigan played football in the Big House. I never missed a game. Go Blue!

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    elizabeth g says:

    Fall is my favorite!! I love going to apple orchards and going to friends house and making apple cider.

  • 299
    Laurel S says:

    My favorite fall memory is going out as a family to get firewood – having hot chocolate, fire… so fun!

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    Rosemary Eagan says:

    It is strange that favorite memories often do not seem eligible for that category at the time they happen.

    My brothers terrified me one Halloween by placing a “body” on the landing just outside my bedroom. When I came home late and tried to sneak into my room, my heart stopped as I confronted the “corpse.” Obviously, my screams woke everyone in the house. At the time, I was furious with my brothers for getting me in trouble, but the memory is one of those memories laughingly relived on those rare occasions when we all get together.

  • 301
    Elizabeth says:

    My only child was born in the fall and it seems the leaves were more beautiful that year.

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    kara says:

    I remember how much fun my school Halloween parties were. I was so excited one year in particular to wear this insane blow up head piece that made me some kind of bug or alien! HA!
    Kara

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    Lauraline Paradis-Robert says:

    Mine is nothing original… I like to remember how every years my sister and me used to make these huge piles of leaves and jump in. I can still smell the sent of the leaves. And for the first in years I did it again last years with my kids. I just can’t wait to do it again in few months!

  • 304
    Mel says:

    The time my niece (who’s only 5 years younger than me) and I dressed up as Wonder Woman. I had the red boots (though not as cool as hers) and even a piece of bailing twine that Dad painted yellow to be her magic lariat. I think I was 9 and Jen was about 4. We were quite the pair…we still cringe at the photos, but we got a LOT of loot in our bags and had a great time playing Wonder Woman in the backyard before we left to Trick or Treat!

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    k.,m. says:

    My favorite autumn memory is the smell of burning leaves………I lived in a small town and everyone raked their leaves into piles and burned them. I fondly recall Saturday afternoons with my family….outside raking leaves, playing in the leaves and having “leaf fights” with my younger brother and sister! It was a great time in small town America!

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    Lisa says:

    My favorite memories of Halloween are the parties we had when the kids were little. All of their friends dressed up and having a great time.

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    Sara Spencer says:

    I grew up in Sweden (but live in the US now) so I did not celebrate Halloween as a kid. They do now though, as an “imported” holiday. So I must say my best memory is from last year, when I got to dress up my then 6 month old son in a little pumpkin outfit! So cute and very fun.

  • 308
    Annabelle says:

    For as long as I can remember fall has always been my favorite time of year. Memories…jumping in leaves, the smell & feel of the air, bonfires, putting the 1st sweater of the year, Halloween…I could go on & on!

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    Linda O says:

    i was 10, my dad would rake leaves and make piles of them, my brothers and i would jump in!!

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    Jackie W. says:

    My mom was so into Hallowe’en…one year she made our house into a Haunted House and we had all the neighbor kids over as they came Trick or Treating to go through it! I remember she had peeled grapes for eyeballs and the kids were blindfolded and had to touch them!

    I can’t WAIT to see all the new stamp sets, etc.!!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 311
    kprakken says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was going home after Trick or Treating and sorting out all the candy. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups were my favorite and still are today.

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    Dawn says:

    We have a tradition of going to haunted houses every October. We’ve done it for as long as I can remember. I hope to carry that tradition on when my daughter is born. πŸ™‚

    Can’t wait to see the rest of the release in all its glory!

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    christinem says:

    My favorite memory was raking the leaves and then jumping and playing in them with my sisters and brothers. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Kim J. says:

    Definitely the year my friend Becca and I went trick-or-treating as a vampire and vampire-hunter. πŸ™‚ We were finally allowed to go out by ourselves, and had a great time acting out dramatic scenes on neighbors’ lawns. What a riot!

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    annie says:

    My favorite autumn memory was about two years ago when I visited my sister in CT. We went apple picking and the view from the the hilltop orchard was breathtaking. We later sat in front of her fireplace and ate the apples that we picked and drank hot apple cider.

  • 316
    lainey says:

    Going out on Halloween, getting the big size bars (not the little ones they have today) and coming back to the house to empty my pillow case of candy and going back out again!!

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    chris says:

    when my boys were young…we always went to the pumpkin patch. i miss that, now they just look at me…like are you kidding me? i’m WAYY too cool for the pumpkin patch…

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    hal2009 says:

    Halloween parties in school when we were able to bring in homemade bakery items! I would think about what I wanted to bring long before Halloween…it was so exciting along with trick-or-treating so late that we needed pillow cases to carry all our treats!

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    Danny Z says:

    After 22 years of marriage I have finally figured out the difference between a wood mounted stamp and a clear one–now don’t ask me any more questions. I also know that PTI is my wife’s favorite stamping store and that on the 14th she gets all excited. The kids and I tease her about entering the win it all contest but she always reminds us that someone has to win the grand prize and it could be her. So…..I thought I’d sneak in and try to win it for her. That would be a great anniversary gift for her. Crazy thing is that she’d rather have stamps than jewelry. My favorite Halloween memory is of the year that I dressed up as GI Joe. My brothes and I loved playing with our GI Joes.

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    Chris L says:

    I would have to say my favorite Halloween childhood memory was of my Dad and Grandpa carving pumpkins . . . . the more teeth they could fit in the better! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • 321
    Sue D says:

    Favorite Autumn memory is definitely playing in the leaves. I just love the colors and the rustling sound they make.

  • 322
    Ruth Allmart says:

    I love Fall and especially going apple picking. I remember one year the coat I wore had a large hole in the pocket and I decided to stick a few apples in through the hole so they were caught between the outer shell and the lining. I wonder if the orchard owners suspected anything πŸ™‚

  • 323
    Stephanie Niavez says:

    All of my childhood Halloween memories are good ones. Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday ever. My birthday is the day before Halloween so it makes for an extra special Halloween and birthday. My favorite memory of Halloween is when my mom threw me a Halloween birthday party. All of my friends and family came dressed in their favorite costumes. I even remember bobbin’ for apples. Those were the times.

  • 324
    Kelly Braund says:

    My Mom made me the most awesome Halloween costumes! One year a spider, with 8 arms that went up when mine did, one year a cheetah when she painted my face with spots in golds & browns (it took 2 hrs)!

  • 325

    We were ghosts every year for Halloween. I don’t know, maybe people were not as creative back then, I know my mom wasn’t. She cut up a white sheet for my brother and I and we used our costumes every year.

    We live in Indiana and that means we often have winter coats on over our costumes anyway. People always laugh when I tell them we never had any other costumes. Maybe that is why I am so creative now.

  • 326
    Silke Ledlow says:

    Thank you for this awesome chance to win these fabulous Sets!!!

    My favorite memories of the fall are taking each of my girls *trick or treating* for the first time…just seeing the different expressions on their faces and capturing these on camera and video are priceless!!!

  • 327
    Maeghan M. says:

    My favorite memory? Every year it had to be when we got new school supplies. Now that I have to pay for my own (I’m in college), it’s definitely not as much fun!

  • 328
    Loretta says:

    The year of the blizzard … all were dressed as snowmen.

  • 329
    Rachel H says:

    My brother and I going out for Halloween as a two-headed monster and people at the door asking if they should only give us one piece of candy.

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    Amy says:

    We lived in the country, so my parents drove my brothers and I around to some friends and neighbors homes for Halloween trick or treating.

  • 331
    saral says:

    I loved trick or treating. All the candy was great, but I remember that our neighbors across the street gave out dimes instead of candy. I thought it was so cool to get money!

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    Debbie Nelson says:

    My favorite memory of autumn as a child was playing in the big piles of leaves! Thank you so much for the chance to win this wonderful collection!

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    Leora says:

    I ahve a fall birthday. As a kid, we often went apple-picking for my birthday. I have wonderful memories of those fall days!

    Good luck to all,
    Leora

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    Belinda says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is dressing up as Barbie when I was in kindergarten! Even though it was a lame pink plastic costume, it’s the first memory I have of choosing what I wanted to dress up as!

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    Babies- Beth says:

    This one is easy! I live in the woods…there is nothing like the smell of pine needles and the rustling of leaves in the trees! It’s something I remember from childhood, and it is still wonderful today!

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    Latisha says:

    Well growing up in California we really didn’t get a fall season, but my favorite fall memory as an adult, is from when we lived in Connecticut. The fall colors in New England are so beautiful you just have to experience it to know what I’m talking about. Plus Halloween is AMAZING, people serve hot chocolate, apple cider and popcorn in their yards as the kids are trick or treating, its so magical you almost feel like you are in a movie, walking on the sidewalks covered with fallen leaves, the parents bundled up with their coffee or tea. Everyone is just so happy, I love times like that!

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    Lori Y says:

    My favorite memory of Halloween happened AFTER we Trick-or Treated as kids. My sister and I would sit down in the living room and divide out our candies. Once everything was in piles we would trade for favorites! Somehow I was always able to convince her to trade away some of her chocolate bars! Yum! Such SWEET memories!

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    Melissa says:

    I used to love visiting my grandparent’s farm in autumn. My grandma used to bake potatoes for us in the bonfire – and that smokey smell and taste remains one of my favorite memories ever.

  • 339
    DJ M. says:

    My favorite memory is trick or treating at my Lola’s (Grandma) house. Everyone in the 5 block radius really got into it. You could get 10lbs of candy in just 10 minutes!!!!

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    Sherri says:

    I was married in the fall (October 25) so I would have to say that my favorite fall memory is of my wedding. I always think of fall as a time of new beginnings.

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    Barbara J says:

    One of my favorite autumn memories is driving with my husband “leaf peeping” in upstate NY. We then went on a wonderful dinner cruise on Lake George.

  • 342
    Amanda says:

    My favorite Halloween moment was wearing my first homemade costume – I was a dalmation! My Mom took a white sweat suit and painted black polka-dots all over it. Finish it off with a nose and some face paint whiskers and viola!

  • 343
    Karen Ramsey says:

    When I was in grade school, we had a school carnival for Halloween. I dressed up as a hobo and my Mom put cold cream on my face and then put coffee on my face to look like whiskers. I won for best costume, but to this day I can’t even stand the smell of coffee!!

  • 344
    Carol B says:

    My favorite autumn memory is actual several of the same persuasion. When we moved to Colorado for a 4 year temporary assignment, we took a 4 day weekend at the end of every September to drive through all the gorgeous mountain ranges of Colorado. The literal rivers of golden aspen trees is just breathtaking! I am certainly going to miss it this year!

  • 345
    Amy says:

    Oh, this is an easy one!! However, it is not a real nice memory. I dressed up wearing oriental clothing including the round “hat” and all. Well, it was in grade school when you still did the Halloween Parade and low and behold, it was VERY windy and my hat blew off and rolled away!! I remember all my friends laughing at me!! Happy Halloween everyone!!

  • 346
    Rhonda says:

    My favorite memories are walking my sons around the neighborhood in their costumes! and then “sharing” in the candy!

  • 347
    Sammie says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is creating homemade costumes with my Mom.

  • 348
    khadijah f. says:

    I would have to say my favorite childhood memories of autumn were those wonderful family dinners at Thanksgiving. Delish!

  • 349
    Jeneen Lloyd says:

    My favorite memories of Halloween was just the feel of it. We would get pumpkins a couple days before and carve them. Then the next night when the seeds were dried out my Mom would roast them. On Halloween we always had hotdogs and beans because it was a quick and easy dinner. My Mom had 7 kids and we would use each others stuff to put together costumes. The oldest kids got to go out by themselves the middle kids had to take me and my brother. I loved being able to stay up late.

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    Jennifer Speanburg says:

    Growing up in Central California, we never had much of an Autumn. No leaves changing or anything pretty like that. But my favorite Halloween memory was when I was 12 and I dressed up as Madonna. Complete with about 100 bracelets and mesh fingerless gloves! It was my favorite costume!!

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    Lesa says:

    I think my favorite thing may have been the community Halloween parties we always had. We had all kinds of different games we played.

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    Katie W. says:

    I’m going to attempt to make this short and sweet, but I don’t know that ‘short and sweet’ is one of my talents. This ‘favorite Halloween memory’ isn’t what one would consider a typical favorite memory, but for me it truly is.

    When I was 9, we’d just moved to a new city and I was thrilled to be invited by one of the ‘popular girls’ to a Halloween party being held by her Dad. I had a great time at the party but quickly grew concerned about how late it was getting. I had trick-or-treating to do, for goodness sake! As the minutes, and then hours ticked by I became quite concerned. Upon getting home, it was only 9 o’clock, but it was far too late to be knocking on neighbors’ doors. I was devastated. My brother and sisters surely had a good stash of goodies to enjoy over the coming days and weeks and I had nothing! As I tried to cry myself to sleep that night because I’d missed out on the ritual of treat gathering, my Mom came into my room with a bag of various Halloween treats. My siblings had each given me a portion of their haul so I wouldn’t be so sad.

    Looking back, the love shown by my brother and sisters made that Halloween my favorite ever. I always knew they loved me, but that night I really felt it. Since then, we’ve only strengthened our bonds and are best friends in the truest sense.

  • 353
    Mindy Eggen says:

    ooo – that is definately was when I dressed as a gypsie! Everything was home-made. My mom made the shirt and skirt, used her bandana, bright make-up, grandma’s jewelry and we made big hoop earrings out of the tops from the canning jars!! Have clue how we got them in my ears but it was sooo cool!

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    Karen A says:

    In the fall of 2006, my mom’s younger sister came over from England and we spent a wonderful few days visiting with her. Aunt Lucille was always the “different” aunt, she married later in life, was a career woman, moved to the UK. Although all my mom’s family are really great women, for some reason I’ve always been inspried by Aunt Lucille’s spunk and willingness to explore the unknown. Mom passed away this past January and Aunt Lucille made a point of coming in for her funeral. Lucille is now in her mid 70’s and just finished treatment for breast cancer (she knew about it before she came over but never told any of us). She is a great lady and I just love all the memories and photos I took during that visit.

  • 355
    Belinda says:

    Enjoying a family picnic by a creek amongst all the beautiful leaves. My favourite time of year by far.

  • 356
    Kimberly says:

    On Halloween night, I would go trick or treating with my friends … I loved the houses that were really decorated scary … with a coldren and a lady dressed as a witch … every year I would say “I am going to be brave this year and go to the witch’s house” … I’m afraid I never made it to their door. I was a chicken!

  • 357
    Brenda C says:

    One of my Hallowe’en memories is dressing up when I was a university student as a Q-tip! In the 1970’s, the piece between the 2 cotton ends was made out of wood, so I wore brown with my feet and head wrapped in bevelled cotton wool with some Q-tip adornments for ‘earrings’ and my glasses ‘framed’ with Q-tips. Somebody later told me that was the ‘best’ they had ever seen me look!

  • 358
    Josiane says:

    I loved the fall carnivals in elementary school. There were games with prizes. So fun! I hadn’t thought about them for years.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    cynthia says:

    I remember when I was really young my father taking me around one Halloween. I was dressed as a devil (which was innocent way back then) and we had such a wonderful time. My father is a very sweet and gentle man. Thanks so much Nichole. Cynthia

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    takisha says:

    My best childhood memory is the year my siblings and I went trick or treating with all of my cousins at my grandmother’s house!! It was so much fun and we had lots of “treats” waiting for us when we returned.
    All of the sets really made me relive the season and all the memories.
    Thanks so much for the opportunity to win these awesome sets.
    Kisha

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    Diana Sood says:

    My favorite autumn memory is taking my kids,ages 3,5 to the pumpkin patch,getting them to pick out their pumpkins. When trying to clean out the pumpkin for carving, with the kids helping. As soon as their hands went inside to clean out the pumpkin, they starting screaming saying it is too slimy and too much work. They got up and left me to do all the work.I just had to laugh, because they were so sincere about helping out.

  • 362
    annawas says:

    I will never forget all of the Halloween costumes my Mom made for my brothers and me! The night was so fun wearing our new costumes and trick or treating in our neighborhood! My kids love to look at the pictures and we someimes go back to the old neighborhood and see some of the families that are still there!

  • 363
    GINA says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was going trick or treating with my best friend on her street.

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    Linda M says:

    My favorite memory revolves around Halloween costumes—my Mom made our costumes each year, and even made costumes for my son—the year he was a puppy with long floppy ears stands out in my memory.

    Thanks for the chance to win—this release is over-the-top!

  • 365

    When I was about 5 I was dressed as a princess and my dad says that despite his coaching I would get to the door, look around and say “Do you have a dog?” Then upon his further prompting I would say ” Oh ya, Chicken wheat”. My dad will not let me forget this moment. He kept saying ” forget the dog!, when you get to the door say Trick or Treat” I never learned that Halloween!

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    Jay H says:

    this isnt really a memory but i love it when the leaves start to change color and fall off the trees.

  • 367
    BarbaraB says:

    I loved making Halloween costumens for my girls when they were little. They enjoyed trick-or-treating so much.

  • 368
    Natalie S says:

    I remember trying to catch the falling leaves on a windy fall day with my brother. He was normally aggravating me, but this memory was one of a peaceful, fun-loving brother. πŸ™‚

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    Kelly Marie says:

    My favorite Halloween memory has to be all the amazing costumes my grandmother would sew for me. Anything I wanted she did! I loved 60’s television as a kid of the 80’s and watched a lot of the original Batman TV series and movie. I loved the 60’s cat woman. My grandmother made me the perfect costume. I was so proud. Every kid in my class did not get it because none of them loved 60’s TV programming like me, but I didn’t care that I was made fun of because I was Cat Woman!!! πŸ™‚

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    Amy Everson says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is the year my mom made myself and all of the cousins animal costumes – I was a duck, and my cousins were a mouse, a rabbit and a cat. I love the pictures from that year – they always make me smile.

  • 371
    Kelly Jo says:

    my favorite autumn memory is getting bundled up and having campfires as a family. Of course there were s’mores involved.

  • 372
    annheidel says:

    Trick or treating of course! My mom made a lot of our costumes when we were young and I have great memories of those times. I’d have to say my favorite trick or treating memory, though, was the year my son went for the very first time. He was two years old and so excited that he would jump out of the stroller before we even stopped in front of the next house. It was so cute! He was an adorable scarecrow that year. πŸ™‚

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    Glee says:

    At age 63,I have so many great Autumn and Halloween memories with my Children and Grandgirls. I have to admit, though, that the first time I saw the colors of the season on all the trees is one of my fondest memories. I had graduated from High School in Dallas, Texa(not much of an Autumn there) and was attending college in New York. A bunch of us went up to West Point to a football game and the ride up there was visually “out of this world!” The trees were so brilliant with oranges, reds, gold, etc. It was so beautiful! I have no words to describe it! I must admit that when I saw all the sneak peeks for this month, I was taken back to that gorgeous day! Thank you!

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    Catherine J. says:

    My favorite autumn memory is living in mountains of Blacksburg, VA. At school it was when everyone had a lot of school spirit because of the Hokies football team and it allowed students who did not know each other to bond at the games. It was also a great memory of walking across the drill filed to class every morning taking in the brisk fall air and seeing the leaves blow in the various fall colors around the school buildings.

  • 375
    Lisa G. says:

    There are so many but just to name a couple were all five of us kids getting dressed up and going trick or treating. There were so many kids in the neighbood and I think every house gave out candy. The other would be playing in the big piles of leaves with my siblings and the neighborhood kids.

  • 376
    Cheryl says:

    I grew up in PA. Walking to school there was this long stone wall with about 20 oak trees along it. I loved kicking the fallen leaves on the ground and hearing the crunching sound, and seeing all the colors of the leaves. I miss them now I live in CO. Thanks for the chance.

  • 377
    ScrappyTate says:

    I remember wearing a pink bunny costume that had been handed down. I remember carrying around a real carrot with me while trick-or-treating. While getting ready for a yard sale last weekend, I found it in my parent’s basement and it fits my 8 year old daughter! (maybe I can talk her into wearing it this year)

  • 378
    Kristy says:

    I remember one year my Mom made me a bunny costume and my sister was a hunter.

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    kari says:

    My favorite memory is the year that I dressed up as a witch. I always wanted to be a witch, but I always ended up chickening out because I didn’t want to be anything too scary. One year, my Mom convinced me to dress up for a witch for a Halloween party with the promise that if I still didn’t feel comfortable I could get a new costume. I decided to be brave and we all went to the party and I ended up winning the prize for scariest costume. I was so happy and so proud of my prize, but still got a new Princess costume for Halloween :).

  • 380
    Leslie Moore says:

    Designing our halloween costumes at home was always a favorite memory. With 4 kids my mom had us construct our own outfits and use her make-up on our faces. I would wear my brothers’ army/sports outfits and they would dress up like hobos or ghosts. Fun! Fun!

  • 381
    Deanna says:

    Sorting the candy when we returned home, my sister, my dad and me! So fun!

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    Ann says:

    My favorite Halloween childhood memory is dressing up with all my friends, trick-or-treating through the neighborhood and coming back to my house for a slumber party where we would sort through (and eat) lots of candy.

    Love the new items your team has created for this release. Thanks for an opportunity to win!

  • 383
    Melodie says:

    My favorites memories are of getting my girls ready to go out trick-or-treating, we always had coustumes that required make-up or face painting. I think I was more excited than them!

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    Antoinette says:

    My favorite memory is that the 4 of us, followed by our parents, would always come home with 4 pillowcases full of candy. Along the way of course, our father would always “taste” our candy!! My mom made most of our costumes, and my favorite was when I was dressed as a gypsy. Complete with my mom’s earrings, blue dress and her bra stuff with socks!! hehehe…
    Thanks for the opportunity to win, and also, great question!!

  • 385
    barb heck says:

    I don’t see my post so I am going to try this again. My favorite fall memory was just last Halloween. We live in Kansas, my grandchildren all dressed up as chacters fron The Wizard of Oz. It was so much and we will always have those great pictures.

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    Kathy says:

    My favorite Halloween memory would be trick-or-treating with all the neighborhood kids. We lived in garden apartments so we were able to hit a lot of homes in a short time. We would go home, empty our bags and head back out … and repeat that a few times. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 387
    Sharon D says:

    I used to love going trick-or-treating all through our neighborhood. When we’d finally get home, my sister and I would dump out our bags of candy in the living room and sort through them all, just reveling in all the candy, since candy was a fairly rare treat for us.

  • 388
    Martha says:

    I always remember dressing up for the Halloween parties at school. We would have a parade through the school with everyone in their costumes. Such a fun thing to do, saddens me that my kids don’t do that – they don’t even get Halloween parties in school anymore.

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    Laurie G says:

    My favorite fall memory is that while my children were growing up we would go as a family with a large group of other families apple picking for the day. Then at the end of the day we would all meet back at our church for a big pot luck dinner. What a wonderful time that was.

  • 390
    Sarah says:

    I LOVE Halloween! My favorite childhood Halloween memory is the year my mother let me have a Halloween party…maybe 5th grade? Anyway, she made special invitations (precursor to my love of papercrafting) and did cool things like peel grapes for” eyeballs”…and spaghetti for “brains”…everyone was blindfolded and had to put their hands in the different bowls of “body parts”. I still dress up for Halloween after all these years:-)

  • 391
    Heather Curoe says:

    Every autumn is a favorite for me as football season returns. There are so many good memories of hot cider, the smell of leaves and bon fires. To me, there is an excitement of fall that connot be explained. It is a time for families, school, and thanks. What could be better!

  • 392
    Anna says:

    I’m from Russia (originally) where we don’t celebrate Halloween – imagine that, but we do have a few autumn traditions πŸ™‚ One of them is the Day of knowledge when the whole country goes back to school (yes, kindergarden to college – all back to school the same day!!!)… The students bring flowers for their fave teachers and there’s only one class that day – just 45 minutes of ‘welcome back’ babble πŸ™‚ Another one is raking leaves with one’s whole class, mostly on Saturdays… Fun to throw friends in leaf piles and chase that hunky classmate with your rake, lol πŸ™‚ Thanks for bringing back some good ole days!!!

  • 393
    Julie Smith says:

    i LOVED trick or treating as a kid for literaly HOURS. not one square inch of the hilly neighborhood was spared. we took king size pillow cases and filled them up! ahhh good times.

  • 394
    Dianne says:

    My mom always made my Halloween costumes and I have kept them and now my kids wear them! All year long!! Not just at Halloween. LOL.

  • 395
    Amy P. says:

    We lived way out in the country where trick or treating was hard to do (had to be by car at each stop!) My favorite memories are when my junior high sponsored a Halloween party. There were games, bobbing for apples, a costume contest and plenty of candy. I actually did a lot on that Halloween night. Great memories!

  • 396
    CrazyCurl says:

    Trick or treating with my sisters. So much fun!

  • 397
    wendi says:

    My favorite memory is going to high school football games with my family. My son is a freshman this year & playing football. I can’t wait to cheer him on!

  • 398
    Anne says:

    I grew up in upstate New York and the leaves were beautiful. My oder brothers used to bury me in the leaves and it smelled so good. I can’t believe the memory is so vivid because I am 74. (Please forgive me if this post appears twice. Dont know what happened)

  • 399
    Wendy W. says:

    I always loved Halloween and dressing up every year. My favorite year was the year that my brother and his friend used a pair of my dad’s pants and one of his work shirts and made themselves into a two-armed, four-legged, two-headed “Ooga Looga” monster! They looked so great!! It was great fun! πŸ™‚

  • 400

    The year I was Cyndi Lauper! I had a rad side ponytail, fantastic lipstick, my mom made me a super cool skirt in a Halloween fabric……ahh, good times!

  • 401
    Susan Tethal says:

    It would have to be the changing of the leaves. A gorgeous display of reds, oranges and yellows! Nothing more beautiful then a midwest autumn.

  • 402
    BethieJ says:

    My favorite memory growing up was all the Halloweens my mom made our costumes!! She now does it for my kids! LOVE that tradition!
    For me now.. it is every year going to the pumpkin patch with my kiddos hunting for the PERFECT pumpkin (or 15 perfect pumpkinS! πŸ™‚ )
    so EXCITED for tonite!!!
    You all ROCKED it AGAIN!!!!

  • 403
    Sharon says:

    The best part of Halloween always came at the end of the night. Sitting on the floor- at an hour WAAAY past bedtime- my brother and I would dump out all of our candy, sort out the “good” from the “bad”, and negotiate a few trades. I always ate the Reeses first.

  • 404
    Kelly says:

    Taking the kids trick or treating this past year has been my favorite fall memory so far. They are finally old enough to understand and get excited about it.

  • 405
    Jennifer says:

    ok, I tried to post, but don’t think it worked, so sorry if this is a repost.

    my favorite Halloween memory was when I was 10 and my best friend and I dressed up as piglets (in these awesome costumes her mom made) and nobody knew who we were all night, we went to a school party, then trick or treating, it was so much fun.

    thank you for giving us the opportunity to win such a great prize.

  • 406
    Shay says:

    I think my favorite memories are of the pumpkin shaped note my mom hide in my lunch one Halloween. I loved whenever she would put surprise notes in my lunch. But really all Halloweens were special and I loved the autumns for the respite from the dreaded heat!

    Thank you so much for a chance to win.

  • 407
    Mary says:

    My favorite halloween……sooo many years ago. Dressed as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and my mother red glittered a pair of shoes for me. I knew I was Da Bomb!! All these years later, I still smile when I think of that night, and the wood paneled station wagon that my mother drove my siblings and I to different parts of town.

  • 408

    My favorite autumn memory is when my son was about 5 and had the best time playing in a massive pile of oak leaves that I was trying to rake up. He delighted in every crunch and swish of the leaves as he threw them up in the air and stepped on them. rolling in them was fun for him too!

  • 409
    Pam Wilson says:

    One of my favorite memories is the year that I was in 8th grade and my parents let me have a Halloween party. We had a screened in porch that you entered and mom laid on a lounge chair with a sheet over her and scared the kids as they came in. Haha.

  • 410
    Terri E. says:

    Halloween is such a fun time and it also my Dad’s Birthday, so he does it up big.

    It’s a good life!
    Terri E.

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    Pat says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is coming back to our house after hours of trick or treating, dumping that wonderful bag of goodies on the living room floor and sorting, counting and organizing my loot. And then trying to con my little sister out of her best candy!

  • 412
    Nancy E says:

    I remember the wonderful costumes my Mom would make or help us put together… my favourite was probably the clown or the old lady with the big boobs!! We always had fun dressing up!

  • 413
    Alison says:

    My birthday is on Halloween and my mom used to wonder if I was a “trick or a treat” depending on what I was doing on any given day! We always celebrated my birthday while people were ringing the doorbell to get candy.

  • 414
    Laura says:

    my favorite fall memory would probably be the time my family was actually in the US for the fall. It was the first time I got to carve a pumpkin πŸ™‚

  • 415
    Stephany H says:

    I would have to say the year that I was a gypsy. I remember wearing some of my mom’s vintage clothing with large hoop earrings and a bandana on my head.

  • 416
    Dawn S says:

    Growing up in Britain, my favourite fall memory was always Guy Falks Night (November 5th). We would have fireworks, a big bonfire and bob for apples! So much fun:)

  • 417
    Joyce Hiebert says:

    My favorite autumn memory is of cutting wood with my parents for the winter. My dad would have my sister and I hold out our arms and he would fill them up with wood to carry to the trailer. I can still hear the leaves crackle!

  • 418
    Lorie says:

    Oh, my…I loved trick-or-treating as a kid. We lived in a large cul de sac…it was always crisp weather and a little windy so the leaves were blowing…perfect weather! :o)

  • 419
    Melanie Bray says:

    Not just a childhood memory, but still something I love now is the colours of Autumn…just beautiful…! The sets this month are amazing and I SO hope I win..but then I think I say that every month! You never cease to amaze! Thank you for such a great prize… Melanie

  • 420
    Cathy says:

    Baking pies for Thanksgiving with a big fire roaring in the fireplace.

  • 421
    Zac says:

    My favorite memory is dumping the heavy candy bag and sorting them out and trading the candy with my brother and cousins.

  • 422
    Renee S. says:

    My favorite fall memory is of visiting the pumpkin patch with my sons when they were little. There was a small family fun farm stand around the corner from our house. They had a great pumpkin patch with all the decorations.
    My kids loved going there to pick out the best ever holiday pumpkins.

  • 423
    Marcia Truslow says:

    Growing up we always trick or treated as a group. We lived in a small and isolated section of a small town so all the kids walked the neighborhood together. I remember well going to a house where there were no children. The owners were away but they still left us a basket of apples with a note apologizing for their inability to pass out the treats that partcular year. We all remarked about those neighbors’ kindness. This, despite our never seeing them throughout the years except at Halloween.

  • 424
    Jilleen Hays says:

    I just love the fall and Halloween. My absolute favorite time of year. My most cherished memory: my grandfather taking my family and friends on a hayride. Afterwards he always made us corncob pipes and we carved pumpkins he grew. I now make my kids take a hayride every fall!

  • 425
    danni says:

    My favorite childhood memory was the “Thunderbird” Halloween costume (my school’s mascot) that my mom made for me & my sister, stitching each feather on the entire costumes by-hand, I watched with amazement at her patience & skill. I sat at the kitchen counter eating cookies she had baked & watched her, in utter amazement. I wore that costume with such pride that day.

  • 426
    Linda Anderson (aka studbo) says:

    As a kid, when we went trick-or-treating, they had to guess who you were. Then you were often invited into the house for cookies and cider or even caramel apples and popcorn balls. Talk about fun!!!

  • 427
    Jamie Greene says:

    I looked forward to trick or treating every year! I also loved being able to wear our costumes to school. I wish my kids were able to do that now, but I guess times change!

  • 428
    Shari says:

    Carving the pumpkin and roasting the seeds!

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    laurie hunt says:

    I lived in a neighborhood where we walked the entire street and then some when we were trick or treating. It was always my mom, my good friend, Paul and his mom. I had on a silk kimono that belonged to my sister and I was a geisha. I loved that kimono and the fact that I got to wear it was really special!

  • 430
    Anne says:

    My freshman year of high school, a group of 10 of us girls dressed as a pumpking patch and went around to the rest of our friends’ houses and then a sleep over! It was a ton of fun πŸ™‚

  • 431
    Sue C says:

    My favorite fall memory has to be going to the local apple orchard to pick apples, eat apple donuts, and sip cider. My sister and I would race around filling up bushels of the most delicious red apples you could find. The orchard is now gone (they built houses), but the memory is still there of the sites, sounds, and smells.

  • 432
    Serendipity says:

    Call me a freak, but I lOvE SPAM!!! Only because my Mom made us (me and and my two older brothers) SPAM-fried sandwiches half way through trick-or-treating. This was back in the day before the weirdo-s took over everything and you could trick-or-treat until 11:00pm! So we get all dressed up and go out at 5:00 pm and would be running around the neighborhood from house to house. But we always had to be home by 7:00 pm for dinner and then we would head out again. This is the one and only time my Mom would break down and feed us canned meat – on Halloween. So because she didn’t cook a full-on meal that one day out of the year, it was a special ‘treat’ for me and my two older brothers and we absolutely lOvE SPAM!!!

  • 433
    judi merryman says:

    I grew up on the east coast, and my very favorite memory revolves around the piles of leaves that would be banked up along the curb outside of our house. I would run as fast as I could and just take a flying leap into those leaves. I can still smell them. Autumn is just the BEST! Thanks for the opportunity to relive my childhood – and for a chance to win all these goodies πŸ™‚

  • 434
    B says:

    One of of my favorite memories is when several of my friends and I, all dressed up as characters from the Wizard of Oz — I was Dorothy, red glitter slippers and all! Besdies me, we had the Tin Man, the Scarecrow, and the Lion. One Mom spent MONTHS working on the costumes.

  • 435
    Sallie says:

    When I was young a LONG time ago, a sweet husband & wife would make candied apples…the REAL ones…not carmel apples and give them to all the children. That was after inviting us into their living room so they could enthuse over our costumes. Something like this would RARELY happen today between children and “unknown strangers”. Too bad we live in such a fearful world today.(I live in a big city now and hospitals X-ray treats that kids get and everything must be hermetically sealed)

  • 436
    mandi says:

    My first thought was of all the Halloweens dressing up like punk rockers or Madonna with our lace tank tops and jelly bracelets (LOL, that dates me) but I have to say I think I enjoy Halloween more as an adult. I can still have all the candy I want (with none of the ucky stuff I don’t like (those big, orange circus peanuts–uggggghhh!)) AND I get to enjoy passing out candy to all the little kiddies in their cute little costumes!

  • 437
    Brenda Z says:

    My favorite fall memory – that is tough! I LOVE fall! There is something special about the time of year…the crispness in the air, the beauty of nature and the anticipation of winter! I don’t have one specific memory but traditions of carving pumpkins and picking apples come to mind!

  • 438
    Leslie says:

    I grew up in a small town in PA and they have a HUGE Halloween parade every year. It’s held on the Thursday night before Halloween, The bands, the floats, the crisp fall air – although some years it was just flat cold outside. But everyone has a great time. I live in FL now and I miss autumn so much.

    Thanks for making your releases so much fun and for offering such an awesome giveaway. You guys are amazing!!

  • 439
    Wendy Pannell says:

    Definitely trick-or-treating with my friends and then dividing up the buckets of candy!!!
    Wendy Pannell

  • 440

    Oh, deefinitely the year my Mom let me buy and wear the ‘ghoulish’ makeup and be a monster…..possibly my true character. JK!

  • 441
    Annette S says:

    It would be gathering up all the fall leaves and then jumping into them.

  • 442
    cathier says:

    My favorite fall/halloween memory is dressing up and going out trick or treating with my brother and sisters. Back in the day when it was much safer, my mother would let us go out by ourselves. We would stay out as long as we dared and come home just loaded with candy!

  • 443
    Maureen P says:

    my favourite Halloween memory is coming home with our pillow cases full of candy and dumping the “loot” out on the kitchen table for mom to go through it. Then we would sort our candy and then put them into 4 gallon icecream pails and take them to our rooms.

  • 444
    Liane says:

    I loved all the homemade costumes that my mom and dad made for me!!! I love halloween even as an adult & hope that I can make it just as special for my children.

  • 445
    Heather Ippolito says:

    My favorite Halloween memories are of all of my hand-made costumes. My Mom turned me into Raggedy Anne, a crayon, a grandfather clock, a Christmas tree and other amazing creations.

    Thanks for the chance to win this incredible prize!!!

  • 446
    Teri says:

    The year my grandma made me my pricess costume! I got burned by oil (pancakes cooking and splattered oil) so I was the princess with burns on her face πŸ™‚ I was 8 at the time.

  • 447

    My fondest autumn childhood memory is raking the never ending falling leaves with my 6 sisters and 4 brothers. We would make HUGE piles then jump into them to send them flying all around again! πŸ™‚

    What an fabulous give away! Thanks for giving us all a chance to win!

  • 448

    Mine: One Halloween (I don’t remember how old I was), my mom helped me make my costume — I was a jar of jelly beans! She made a large clear suit for me and we stuffed it with small, colorful balloons!

    My DH: For her 1st Halloween, we dressed her as a butterfly — she was SO adorable… and hot (we live in AZ.. no more warm costumes for her).

  • 449
    Mary says:

    This is shaping up to be an AMAZING release; oh, how I would love to win!!! (Though I am surely not alone…)

    I do have fond memories from my childhood, but I certainly consider the past three with my children the highest on my list… First trips to the Pumpkin Patch, Trick or Treating for the first time… I love building family memories and traditions with my own wee ones! πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance!

  • 450
    Tasha says:

    My favorite Halloween memory probably has to be last Halloween. We took my 2 year old trick or treating for the first time and it was so fun to see how excited he was about everything.

  • 451
    Janitha Bardos says:

    Getting homemade popcorn balls for a treat when I was little. Recently, my husband and I did reverse trick or treating. We live in a little town and went door to door thoughout town with baggies full of candy that included a gospel tract. It was a very fun night seeing people’s faces when we said we were GIVING candy not taking it!

  • 452
    Marcie says:

    My favorite halloween memory is, my mother making my Christmas tree costume. It was really cool and I won first place at the Halloween party with it.

  • 453
    Penny says:

    I loved being able to go out trick or treating on my own when I was a bit older. Sad to say that I’d never let my kids do that with the things that happen now. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 454
    Karli says:

    My favorite memory is 2 halloween costume contests. One year I dressed up like Snow White & everyone said “Wow! You look JUST like her!” the following year I dressed up as Snow white’s evil stepmother and everyone said “WoW! you look JUST like her!” I thought- how could that be??? I just crack up every time I think of that πŸ™‚

  • 455
    Jess says:

    Eating chili after trick or treating on those cold rainy Chicago Halloween nights!

    thanks for the chance to win!

  • 456
    Peg says:

    One of my favorite fall memories would be walking across town as a child, scuffing my feet through fallen leaves, the scent of burning leaves and the beauty of a crisp,fall sunset. Now, of course, we can’t burn leaves any more, but we can still enjoy the beautiful leaves and the sunset.

  • 457
    Helen F. says:

    As a youngster, I had to dress in something “Pretty NOT scary” because I was sort of afraid myself and didn’t want to scare anyone else…oh brother! My costumes, (always put together or hand made my Mom) were usually a princess, gypsy, ballerina (you get the picture πŸ™‚

  • 458
    Karen L says:

    My favorite fall memory is making caramel apples with my mom. Love the stamps from this release! Hope I win!

  • 459
    Jae says:

    I remember getting to have a Halloween party and getting one of those cheesy “Halloween noises” tapes, hanging trash bags around for “atmosphere,” and doing goofy things like sticking your hands in cold noodles while blindfolded.(Oh man, I hate that my name shows!!!)

  • 460
    Tanya says:

    First, I wanted to say THANK YOU Nichole!!! Every release is AWESOME and get so much inspiration from you, to the point of exploding, hehehehe. Thank you for all your hard work!!

    My favorite Halloween memory is well not from childhood, but actually a few years ago. My sister moved back to California (her husband is in the military), and her and I took her two boys and my daughter out trick-or-treating. It was so much fun and I really enjoyed watching the kids have fun and her and I just talking as we were walking to each house. Fun times πŸ™‚

  • 461
    Margaret S. Romero says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is definitely trick or treating!! My grandmother took all of the neighborhood kids around each year to get our treats! Such excitement!!
    Sometimes we even got homemade fudge, popcorn balls, and other special treats.

    Now, I always make “homemade” treats for all who appear at my door in memory of those great old days!!

  • 462
    Jennifer Story says:

    Fav fall memory: raking leaves and being able to teach my kids how to jump in them. πŸ™‚

  • 463
    DENISE M. says:

    I loved picking out my costume…I especially liked making it myself…LOL

  • 464
    Paula Laird says:

    my favorite autumn memory is going to my grandmother’s for Thansgiving up at the lake.

  • 465
    Brittany says:

    My mom was an elementary school teacher for 30 years. Many of those years, I attended the same school she taught at. Every year she dressed up in this HUGE gorilla costume…I loved it! I will always remember my mom in that costume!

  • 466
    Barbara H. says:

    My favorite autumn memory was raking leaves and my children then jumping in them. Such fun!

  • 467
    Deb C says:

    Hmmmm….hard to pick just one. I guess it would have to be the year that I got to dress up as a witch. Mom made my costume and I was Miss Transylvania and I won first prize in the Halloween pararde costume contest. πŸ˜€

  • 468
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Autumn means the start of football season! I have always loved feeling the change in temperature, and settling in for Monday Night Football.

  • 469
    Jennifer says:

    My favorite Halloween memory was when my mom dressed me up as a bird. She couldn’t find the right kind of shoes for me to wear, so she had me wear yellow dish gloves on my feet to look like bird feet.

  • 470
    Maureen Labanowski says:

    I loved the whole idea of dressing up and going out walking in the late afternoon with my mom. Love your stuff!

  • 471
    Kimberly G says:

    My fondest Autumn memory is not a specific day or event, but really my love of the season and how it touches all your senses. Autumn to me is sitting outside being surrounded by crisp, colorful leaves on a cool day looking up a clear blue sky while being warmed by the sun. I smile just thinking about it!

    Thanks so much for your inspiration!

  • 472
    Rosanne says:

    My Mom made me a Pioneer Girl dress, I loved it!

  • 473

    When I was five, my mom dressed me up as the most realistic witch ever! I won the Halloween costume party at school and won a free book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, and it is still one of my faves today!!!! Three years later, she dressed me up as a gypsy. Instead of looking like a wayward traveler, I looked like a prostitute…..

  • 474
    suz says:

    i loved (still do!) the sound of crunching dry leaves along the road on my way to and from school – only in the fall!

  • 475
    KarenY says:

    My favorite memory is my dad’s first Halloween taking his first grandchild trick or treating. My daughter was only seven months old and he carried her the whole way. She came back with a bag full of candies and my dad came back with a big huge smile on his face.

  • 476
    Siobhan Burtlow says:

    My Mom and Dad were always really big into Halloween and it is still my Mom’s favorite holiday.

    My Mom would dress up as Vampira in a wig she named Oliver. My Dad would play scary music and scare kids on the porch! I just loved it!

  • 477
    Kathy M says:

    My favorite childhood autumn memory is playing outside on those crisp Saturday mornings when the sun was bright and the air was fresh. It’s truly my favorite season.

  • 478
    Mark G says:

    Watching college football with my brothers and cousins!

  • 479
    Susan Butzin says:

    My favorite autumn memorie is walking to school in second grade and picking up horse chess nuts. I loved the shape and deep brown color. I saved them in my lunch bag and pretended they were money. My life was rich in the second grade!

  • 480
    Suzanne W. Skeels says:

    My kids still laugh about the year I was dressed as a rag doll/clown and escorted them around the neighborhood. I looked adorable if I do say so. Later that night, when I tried to remove my clown makeup, I ran into a small problem. Lacking white makeup, I had used white shoe polish on my face. Now, as I tried to remove it, it was firmly attached and had begun to burn me.
    It took me several days of work with soaps and creams to get the last of it off and my face looked very sunburned for several more days. Definitely, the laugh was on me.

  • 481
    April Giesey says:

    Mine is of getting together with all my cousins (my mom was the youngest of 9) and all of us going trick or treating together, starting and ending at my aunts house, right on Main St. Those of us still around, still get our kids together and take them, it is my favorite time of year.

  • 482
    Donna says:

    My Mom made me a homemade clown costume for Halloween one year. We always had homemade costumes, but this one was special. It was a patchwork of fabric squares that must have taken such a lot of work. I think she even made up the pattern herself. It was so unique and I felt so special wearing that costume. I really loved it when I was a kid. And now that I am a Mom, I feel even more loved that she made that for me. It must have taken so much time to make. My Mom is so amazing and creative.

  • 483
    Kim says:

    It has to be trick or treating with my best friends and getting to stay out late even if it was a school night! I also loved my Little Red Riding Hood costume my mother made when I was 3.

  • 484
    Marie says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is the year I went as grapes: huge purple t-shirt, with purple balloons pinned all over it! And a green headband with a green felt leaf on my head.

    Oh, and I carried around my little boombox playing “I Heard it Through the Grapevine” all night. It was when the California Raisins commercials were popular, and I thought I was SO cool!

  • 485
    jen del muro says:

    Dressing up as a Care Bear and my best friend was Wonder Woman. I loved that Halloween!

  • 486
    Nena says:

    This would have to be when my daughter,
    Allison, had her first daughter. She made
    a little ladybug costume for her and she
    was SO CUTE…a 4 month old little cutie!!

  • 487
    Mimi says:

    My favorite memory has to be having my dad walk us around to each house as we trick or treated. He was always ready when we begged him to go to another street and then willing to carry us back home when our little legs got tired!

  • 488
    rebecca k says:

    Every year my Mom made my costume by hand and I was the envy of all the kids whose moms bought their costumes. I got to pick the pattern and help pick the material and my mom would sew like crazy and since it was handmade it always fit perfectly. I am hoping to learn enough sewing to start sewing my kids’ costumes this year because I remember how special it made me feel.

  • 489
    Donna D. says:

    I can remember trick-or-treating with a pillowcase for my candy and coming home to empty it out so that I could go back out again! We must have trick-or-treated for hours! πŸ™‚

  • 490
    Ginny Schleich says:

    I loved walking through the leaves and hearing them crunch. Halloween night I always walked through all the leaves to get to the houses. I still love to walk through leaves on the sides of the road in the neighborhood. There is something about that crunching noise that I love to hear.

  • 491
    Giovana says:

    Well, I’ve never celebrated Halloween and October in Peru (where I am from) is Spring, but on October 31st we celebrate “Our Peruvian Music” that day, so I grew up singing Peruvian songs that day with my mom and sisters. Ohhh, I really miss those days.

    Thanks for the chance to win.
    God bless
    Giovana

  • 492
    Shirlann says:

    My favorite fall memory is going with my classroom teacher (I am an education assistant) and our class of grade one’s through town with baggies to collect the prettiest of fall leaves. One tree in town is unique…black walnut with large leaves. Once back to the classroom the kids were excited to share their treasures and we turned them into many projects for the bulletin boards and Thanksgiving centerpieces…pinecone turkeys!

  • 493
    Emily W. says:

    My favorite memory was going to my aunt’s house to trick-or-treat with my cousins. We lived in the country with no neighbors to speak of, but they lived in a tight subdivision– much better candy that way! πŸ˜‰

  • 494
    Beatrice says:

    Definitely playing in the leaves!

  • 495
    Lori W says:

    There was something very special about the three years I lived up north in Boston. Halloween seemed particularly magical there. But really overall, nothing beat this past Halloween when I got to take my 3 year old trick-or-treating. He chose his costume (out of thin air)… the Easter Bunny!

  • 496
    Karen H. says:

    I love Halloween and have many fond memories of awesome costumes (my mom used to make them all by hand!). My favorite was a dalmation – I got to wear it in Kindergarten when we paraded around the school – it had a long tail that I could hold like a blankey πŸ™‚

  • 497
    Patricia R. says:

    I remember all the simple costumes my mom made for me, even though she worked two jobs. I always felt special.

  • 498
    Charlotte says:

    Going trick or treating with my siblings. Getting treats like homemade popcorn balls from special neighbors.

  • 499
    Molly B says:

    I grew up in a very very small town and every year our one room school house had a Halloween party. It was so much fun because the whole town would come together to see us in our costumes, play games and just be kids. It was great fun.

  • 500
    Jonathan says:

    Favorite Halloween memory—-

    my son in a dinosaur costume, he called it a dinosaur jacket.

    Jonathan

  • 501
    linda says:

    I loved going trick-or-treating. It was different than today. We would visit the homes of people we knew, knock, enter, and they would try to guess who we were. They always knew me…I was the same rabbit for 3 years in a row!

  • 502
    Cathy T says:

    I’d have to say my favorite memory was when I was little in Fort Benning Georgia going from house to house. And thinking it was SOOO cool how my parents used old VHS tapes taken apart to make a HUGE web on the front porch. πŸ™‚ How creative is that!? πŸ™‚

  • 503

    My friend and I made our own costumes when we were about 10 yrs old. We were a pair of dice. We painted boxes with holes for our head and arms and off we went. However, the boxes were down past our knees and we couldn’t get up on to peoples front steps. It was so funny. Good times, good times!

  • 504
    Katie Renz says:

    I can’t really think of a favorite memory of any specific Halloween, but I do remember a costume that my Mom made for me. I loved putting it on… it was a witch costume of course.

  • 505
    Susan Schlessel says:

    My favorite Halloween memory would have to be of my mom making my costume and then taking us to the church for the Halloween party. She was always very creative, one year I was the Jolly Green Giant complete with green face and carrying a giant pea pod made out of crepe paper. She passed away in Jaunuary, so those memories are especially fond now.

  • 506
    Joan Brelsford says:

    My mom’s homemade costumes! One year my cousin and I went as Raggedy Ann and Andy and we won first prize in the Halloween parade.

  • 507
    Deb Hoekstra says:

    Playing in the leaves. My friend and I used to rake the leaves in lines to make “rooms” and play “house”.

  • 508
    Suzanne says:

    My favorite fall memory just occured last year!!! We hosted a pumpkin carving party for our 4 daughters & some friends. The best part was my daughter’s best friend was in the hospital 2 weeks before and they got to spend the day together. It warmed my heart to see how happy they were to be together and truly enjoy the festivites from beginning to end. There is nothing sweeter then true,innocent 1st grade friendships that are valued and loved!!!

  • 509
    cindye says:

    I remember dressing up as Fonzie on Halloween one year and my best friend was Pinkie….it snowed that year too, so I was glad I got to wear a “pleather” jacket. lol. Upstate NY has cold Octobers, but snow….thats rare.

  • 510
    Kim Jennings says:

    Best memory…dressing up as the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz when I was five.

    What a great release…thanks.

  • 511

    I love Halloween… always have. My mom was the best at making costumes with items found around the house. It was so much fun looking for the articles that would work with that year’s costume. I don’t think I ever got a store bought costume, but that never bothered me. I love that we used our creativity to make one of a kind costumes. Of course, getting the oodles of candy at the end wasn’t bad either.

    Thank you so much for the chance to win!!

  • 512
    Hlee says:

    My favorite Halloween memory has to be two years ago when I dressed my son up in his first Halloween costume. Before he was born, my husband and I decorated his bedroom with a Dinosaur theme, so of course, we dressed him up as a dinosaur—a large green T-Rex. He was the cutest little thing!

  • 513
    Rachel says:

    I loved the gooey mess of gutting and carving pumpkins then toasting the seeds. Thanks for the giveaway!

  • 514
    Chrissy Lux says:

    My mom would always make our costumes. I remember having this great clown costume – complete with two different fabrics – one on the left and one on the right – with big ole yarn pom poms down the middle! It was always fun picking out the pattern with her and finally getting to wear our outfits!

  • 515
    karen q says:

    All time favorite was the going to the neighbor down the streets house for homemade popcorn balls. They were delicious.

  • 516
    Rochelle says:

    My favorite memory of Halloween is when we each got to pick out our pumpkin (usually relative in size as to how old we were) and make our own faces. Then we’d line them all up and stand behind our pumpkin and take a picture.

  • 517
    Shellie Hartsock says:

    One year I made Raggedy Ann and Andy costumes for me and a friend, complete with yarn hair wigs. They turned out so cute and we had a lot of fun.

  • 518
    Kristen says:

    my favorite autumn memory is playing in the leaves at my grandparents’ cabin. We used to make houses out of them, with different rooms and hallways. My parents probably loved that we played outside all day!

  • 519
    Becky says:

    My favorite autumn memory is one of food. There were some meals that we only had on cool, crisp fall days. Chicken and Dumplings were my all time favorite. I still look forward to that first day of cool weather when I can make that meal for my own family. And of course, make an apple pie for dessert! Yummy!

  • 520
    Mary Edmodns says:

    My favorite autumn memory is my Mom dressing up like a ghost to scare all the kids in our neighborhood! We had a blast!

  • 521
    Leilani says:

    My most unforgettable, favorite childhood memory was when I was 7 years old and my very best friend, Stella, and I, were waiting anxiously for the sun to go down, so we can begin our trick-or-treating journey through the neighborhood. We were both in our princess dresses with our big pillow cases in hand (these were our trick-or-treat bags) asking our parents….is it time yet…is it time yet???

  • 522
    Judy Bost says:

    I’m from a small town where every year a local farmer would give free hayrides along country roads and end with a huge bonfire, roasting marshmallows and apple cider–fond memories from 50 years ago.

  • 523
    mrstran says:

    My most memorable Halloween was the one where we had to go to my grandfather’s memorial service. But we got back home in time to trick or treat because my parents didn’t want us to miss out on it. Even during my mother’s grief at the loss of her father, she didn’t want us kids to miss out.

  • 524

    I wasn’t allowed to go trick-or-treating when I was little. So my mom used to buy me a new Barbie doll around Halloween every year so I wouldn’t complain about not being allowed to go out with my friends. We didn’t have a lot of money, so it was a very rare treat to be able to go to the store and just pick out any doll I wanted. So rare, in fact, that I’m pretty sure it only happened that one time in the year.

  • 525

    I loved it when my mother would rake the leaves in huge piles and I would jump in them. Once, I jumped in and realized something was in there with me. I never jumped in the leaves again! It was probably a cat…I hope.

  • 526
    Betty says:

    Making our own costumes and trick or treating. It was fun deciding and creating with what we had to work with. I tried to create as many of my kids’ costumes as I could when they were young, but they eventually wanted the manufactured ones when they got a little older.

  • 527
    Angela says:

    Each year for Halloween, my sister and I would often wear our dance recital costumes to trick or treat. I remember heading out dressed as the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland, complete with white tights, white leotard and ears. Sadly, I was about 12, and while I remember thinking I looked good, in hindsight, I could not have been a bigger geek. I think that was the last year I wore a costume.
    Thanks for bringing back this memory; I think I’ll call my mom now.

  • 528
    Chrystal says:

    Apple Picking with all my high school friends that first year we got our licenses. A g/f talked her mom into letting us (5 girls, 1 boy) borrow her 1972 Ford Fairlane (It was 1992…) to drive 45 minutes to the best apple orchard around. We all pitched $5 in to cover the cost of gas, and picked apples for our parents. Nothing like an apple ripe off the tree, goofing around with your best buds and some fresh apple cider.

  • 529
    Kelly says:

    I have to say living in the Northeast as a child allowed us to pick pumpkins!

  • 530
    Gail White says:

    One of my most memorable would be making this dragon costume for my then three year old son. It turned out so cute, we even put green makeup on his face. I am going to have to dig out those pictures now, maybe I will use a one of the new papertrey sets and do a scrappy page to send to him. He is 25 now and would get a laugh out of it.

  • 531
    Jolene Eborn says:

    My aunt had an amazing Halloween party one year. Our whole family was all together and it was a great time.

  • 532

    I love those popcorn balls you make with popcorn and marshmallows. People only make them for Halloween and they are delicious. Definitely worth the wait.

  • 533
    Cassi says:

    bonfires in our backyard with all of our family friends roasting marshmellows and catching lighting bugs. i love fall!

  • 534
    Carol says:

    When we were kids we always had to go to one particular house first. The cutest little “old” lady made the best popcorn balls and we had to make sure we got there before she ran out. There was a always a traffic jam on her street.

  • 535
    Brandi says:

    My favorite Halloween memories were when I was a teenager and I put together carnivals for my siblings. I had so much fun putting the games together, decorating and running the show! The fact that I have a totally awesome family who played along, including my parents and grandparents, made it even better!

  • 536
    Kerry B. says:

    When I was a little one, back in the mid-70’s one of our neighbors would put up an elaborate haunted graveyard/barn in their backyard and garage. They would then serve hot cider, caramel apples and popcorn balls. You couldn’t do it these days, but it is my favorite memory of Halloween.

  • 537
    Charlie B says:

    My favorite memory is a spotted dog costume my Mom made for me. It was really cute. All the new stamps are great.

  • 538
    Tabitha A. says:

    My favorite memory of fall is coming home from school and the house would be filled with the wonderful smell of spiced wassail! Just love it. Coming in from the cool crisp air to drink a hot cup of wassail!

    I am keeping my fingers crossed because this is an extraordinary release and I just LOVE the fall, and all things fall!

  • 539
    LindaH says:

    Don’t have a specific memory that I love…there are just too many associated with my favorite time of the year. Fall always brings on football which is my favorite sport…and watching my son play in high school always ranks high in my memory bank. Thanks so much for a chance to win an awesome prize package.

  • 540
    April C. says:

    My favorite childhood autumn memory was the smell of the changing season – the crisp air just smelled different and I loved the smell of woodburning fires. Even though I live away from where I grew up, I can sometimes catch the scent of autumn and recapture the feelings from childhood.

  • 541
    Alice Roushia says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is when my daughter was Snow White. I ordered the outfit from the Disney Store, had the headband and shoes, the whole thing. She was lovely. When she went to a house everyone said how beautiful she looked and she got so excited. Then she would dress up all the time in the outfit and play.

    Wow to think that was 9 yrs. ago already. How time goes fast and to think she is in the 7th grade this yr. It makes me want to cry. Alice R.

  • 542
    Sharron Gregory says:

    Just all those wonderful fall memories–going trick or treating when it was safe to roam the neighborhood, bonfires, hayrides, school football games–and mostly the wonderful colors, leaves to walk in and play in–just the perfect time of year!

  • 543
    Barbara Bird says:

    My favorite halloween memory is my friend dressing up as a tube of toothpaste and wearing a lampshade on her head!

  • 544

    I’m afraid mine is pretty stereotypical-playing in the leaves! Oh, and going back to school every year up to grade 6. I loved school til then. Even after that, I loved the school part but socially I was awkward -the brainer- so it got harder. My mom always had me dress up and I loved it!

  • 545
    Michelle H in IL says:

    My favorite childhood Autumn memory is my dad raking leaves into big huge piles then my sister and me running and jumping into them!

  • 546
    Janet B says:

    Family gathered together, all squished into the kitchen, cooking, laughing and eating.

  • 547
    Susie N. says:

    My favorite autumn memory is when my brother, my cousin and I went trick or treating in our new neighborhood. We had just moved to this town that summer… My cousin’s house was across the street from us. That fall was the most exciting… New town, new home, new school, new friends, and our first opportunity to visit our new neighbors while getting tons of candy. That night we were so tired from all the fun that we didn’t even count our candy!!!! Just fell asleep.

  • 548
    Gilda says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is of my twins dressed as spacemen – I labored over those costumes and the boys had such fun.
    Thanks for a chance to win the wonderful prize.

  • 549
    Angie says:

    My fav memory of halloween was the Sylvester the Cat costume my mom sew’d for me as a kid…absolutely lov’d it and geez I wish I could still wear it…cuz you know I would lol =)

  • 550
    Barb F says:

    Definitely dressing up as a gypsy… going through all of mom’s costume jewelry and scads of fabric in her sewing room. Although I did that when it wasn’t Halloween, too πŸ™‚

  • 551
    Wendalyn says:

    When I was in Kindgarten and my mom made a little witch costume for me to go trick or treating in. I love the release it is great

  • 552
    Kandi Phillips says:

    My favorite Halloween costume…Jem from Jem and the Holograms! I was in kindergarten and thought I had the BEST costume! Every other memory pales in comparison to that costume!

  • 553
    Kim says:

    WOW-I can’t think of just one. I loved trick or treating – I grew up in a real small town where everyone knew everyone so we could literally go door to door! It was always great fun! I just love Fall!

  • 554
    Joan E. says:

    A favorite Halloween memory is taking my children to the pumpkin farm where one of the neat things they had was a talking soft sculpture pumpkin.
    The pumpkin would talk to them and then they could reach inside the mouth and pull out an apple. Such fun to watch the reaction on their faces.

  • 555
    Heather P. says:

    My favorite Halloween childhood memory would be going to the “Haunted House” on base. I was 11 years old, and my best friend and I were making our way through the darkness, but I just remember a lot of screaming in my ear and my uncontrollable laughter at the “scary man” wielding a chainshaw. It was comical!

  • 556
    Amelia says:

    Raking leaves – we had the biggest trees in the neighborhood – so needless to say the most leaves and the biggest piles!

  • 557
    Michelle Caldera says:

    Running through the neighborhood with my brothers and sisters, all lugging HUGE pillowcases full of candy… we thought we were livin’ the high life! My kids go to the mall πŸ™ Life has changed… Love this release, thanks for the chance!

  • 558
    Shelly says:

    My favorite autumn memory is walking through the yellow leaves that lined the sidewalks at Vanity Fair Outlet in PA. I LOVE that place in the fall!

  • 559
    Carolyn says:

    Well, I remember going on hikes with my parents in the fall. Still to this day, we go on family hikes with them. They are wonderful memories.

    The release looks wonderful. Can’t wait to see it all!

  • 560
    Kristina says:

    We were pretty poor after my mom got divorced and had to raise 4 kids, so I had to get pretty creative in coming up with a costume. I got ahold of some poster board and made myself into McDonalds french fries! I was so proud of myself. :0) I also remember one Thanksgiving dinner where all of my aunts and uncles and cousins got together. My grandma was taking the gravy out to the car and she tripped….it went all over the ceiling and all over my poor grandma. She had hurt herself but was laughing and she had gravy dripping off her hair. My grandma has passed on, but the gravy stain is still there. I love that memory of her laughing.

  • 561
    Kathleen says:

    Even though I LOVED going Trick or Treating and I have great memories of it, my favorite Autumn memory HAS to be Thanksgiving—We always celebrated the day with some dear family friends who were/are like family to us—we still die laughing whenever we get together and talk about all of our memories! What fun it is to remember those sweet times!

  • 562
    Janet S says:

    I grew up on a farm with large maple trees around the farmhouse. Every autumn my sister and I would play forever in the big piles of leaves we raked up. We jumped, we bombed each other, we buried each other. Sometimes we even tried to hide from our Mother so we would not have to do our chores but she always found us. Simple fun that we looked forward to when the leaves started to fall. My how quickly it all goes by. Thanks for giving us all a chance to win this great prize.

  • 563
    nonnie says:

    Fun question….one year my mom made my sisters and I pumpkin costumes…wide wale orange corduroy stretched over wire frames…only mine was so big I couldn’t get through the door to go out for trick or treating…she had to take me out of it, mush up the chicken wire and frame sideways, get it out somehow…and then let me finish getting ready outside…face paint, green hat make like a stem and vine….my sisters were younger, so they were smaller pumpkins and fit out the door…all the photos had to be outside that year because there was no getting me back in….thanks for the chance to win…looking forward to the release…

  • 564
    Jing-Jing says:

    I entered an American missionary school at the age of 14. At that time, I spoke no English and had no clue about anything American. Halloween came and all I could figure out was that I was supposed to dress up not as myself, very very confusing, had no idea what it was about and why. I ended up wearing something like a Beauty queen crown and had a wand, had no idea what I was doing.

  • 565
    Laura Bassen says:

    One of my favorite memories of fall is the sound of the marching band at the football game. I just loved all the people, the chilly nights and rythym of the snare drums commanding attention to start the half time show.

  • 566

    My favorite memory is about our neighbor who apparently didn’t want trick-or-treaters one year. She left her porch light on, but when anybody rang the bell, she blew a trumpet! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 567
    tracy harp says:

    The first halloween I remember was when I was in first grade. My mother bought me a Betsy Ross costume complete with plastic face mask. I was so proud…and so sweaty, lol!

  • 568
    Karen J. says:

    Wow there are so many! Trick or Treating with my brothers and sisters all over our neighborhood and also hayrides around our church property. I love fall!

  • 569

    my earliest Halloween memory *my favourite because it makes me laugh..) when I was in JR kindergarten…..my mom dressed me as a clown and sent me to school. I was so embarrassed that I stood in the corner of the school yard facing the fence so no one could look at me….

  • 570
    Savannah O'Gwynn says:

    My favorite memory has to be the driving around and visiting with neighbors–I lived in the middle of nowhere in Indiana growing up….and our neighbors lived at least 3 miles away….in every direction–so to go trick or treating was a real treat. We would dress up, drive around to all the houses (about six), and at each house we would spend at least twenty minutes talking and eating candy.

    I had forgotten how wonderful that was- and how great/wonderful/precious living in a small town was. Thanks for the great trip back to my childhood:)

  • 571
    Tiya-B says:

    Mmy favorite memory was when i was very young,a few months before Halloween i was in a dance recital that included in wearing a butterfly costume, i was able to wear the beautiful coustume to school and then trick or treat that night.

  • 572
    Steph W. says:

    I will always remember raking leaves with my Dad and Sister. We would rake them together and then play in the leaves and then later we would burn them (when that was still allowed!) The smell of the burning leaves is a wonderful smell becuase it brings back those memories.

    Of course my costume of a MSU cheerleader with my velcro punky brewster sneakers was good too! πŸ˜‰

    Thanks for a great release and all of your hard work, and that of the design team as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

  • 573
    Leslie E says:

    When I was little we always celbrated Thanksgiving with our cousins. We have so many fun memories playing together. Thanks for the chance to win!

  • 574
    Laura M says:

    My favorite memory is the year I said I wanted to be a bed for Halloween. How my mom came up with the idea at 8pm on Oct 30th I will never know, but I was the cutest little kid all tucked in to bed you had ever seen!! Its amazing what can be done with 2 pillowcases newspapers, a little sewing and a teddy bear!

  • 575
    misse336 says:

    My favorite fall memory is of cutting the jack-o-lantern face on the pumpkin on Halloween evening and putting it on the front porch before leaving to trick-or-treat.

  • 576
    Janis says:

    This isn’t my favorite, but it’s certainly the most memorable! While cutting the jack-o-lantern on Halloween afternoon, the butcher knife sliced through my index finger. My mom rushed me to the doctor’s office where he bandaged it up for me and I barely made it back to go trick or treating.

  • 577
    Laura N. says:

    my FAVORITE halloween was when I got to dress as a princess! I had a crown, and wore my flower girl dress from a friend’s wedding!

  • 578
    Debi says:

    My college roommate and I dressed up as M&Ms. I was yellow and she was red. We went to some fun parties and had a memorable time.

  • 579
    Debbie Nelson says:

    My favorite memory of autumn is playing in the piles of leaves1

  • 580
    Tina Mayo says:

    Once when me & my sister was little we dressed up for Halloween..I was casper & She was a witch.. we were at our Grandparent since our parents were going through a divorce..we had so much fun even though I was running with all my might and fell down in a ditch and lost most all my candy..i went back the next day and tried to find where I was but I couldn’t ..me & my sister still laugh about it though. Good times..good times..lol

  • 581
    Deb Zaremba says:

    My favorite halloween memory is when my sister and I were young and we would dress up in beautiful costumes that my Mom would make for us, and go trick or treating around the neighborhood with our friends.

  • 582
    Joyce C. says:

    My favorite fall memory is from a vacation to Washington, D.C. Driving through the Smoky Mountains, I marveled at the changing leaves (leaves don’t change in New Orleans) and relished the cool temperatures. Stopping along the roadside for hot apple cider enchanced the journey that much more.

  • 583
    Pam says:

    Has to be all the Halloweens with my boys when they were young. I can only remember one Colorado Halloween when my boys got to go Trick or Treating with their costumes visible. Every other year they were bundled up in snow suits because it was so very cold!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!!
    Pam

  • 584
    Chandra Hough says:

    My favorite autumn memory is the beauty of the leaves turning all beautiful shade of red, orange, yellow, and brown. I miss that since I now live in Texas and we sure don’t have the major change of the seasons here!

  • 585
    Stephanie says:

    being in elementary school and spraying my hair with pink gunk to be a ‘punk’ rocker!! I have photos, but don’t really need them because that’s one image that’ll be with me forever!

  • 586
    Rhonda M says:

    My favorite fall memory is going to the apple orchard with my grandparents. We would pack a picnic lunch and stop along the way to eat and enjoy the fall foliage. I still enjoy the trip with my family!

  • 587
    liza says:

    my favorite autumn memory as a child would have to be raking the leaves together in a big pile and jumping in. Unfortunately you had to rerake quite often and after a few jumps the leaves became confetti and there was the end of that!

  • 588
    Dawn Bryson says:

    This is a easy one, growing up my school decorated while we went home to change into our costumes. I loved comming back and seeing all the streamers from the doorway, and I loved marching around the neighborhood to show off our costumes. I love those memories and have not thought of them in some time. Thanks for reminding me!

  • 589
    Katarina M says:

    Apple picking in upstate NY.

  • 590
    Reebs says:

    My favorite memory is of my black witch costume that my mom made me. I still remember the pointy hat that I wore for ages after Halloween. I loved that thing πŸ™‚ One other lasting memory is of a neighbor that always made homemade candy that she passed out. She made the best peanut butter cups I have ever had. As a grown up I really appreciate all the time she took to share such delicious treats with us.

  • 591
    Lisa says:

    I have an awesome family memory of trick or treating with my Mom and my sisters (everyone dressed up) and then dividing all our “loot”… Simple pleasures! πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  • 592
    Katie L. says:

    I think my favorite fall memories have to be trick or treating with my brothers when I was growing up in a small town. Our costumes were not usually store-bought–always very creative. I tried to re-create the same magic with my son on Halloween.

  • 593
    Amanda says:

    My favorite memory is from Thanksgiving, the year my pumpkin pies were better than moms. Of course, that meant I was now the official baker for Thanksgiving, but what an honor – and I was only 12.

  • 594

    My favorite Halloween memory would be from grade school. My school put on a huge Halloween carnival. It was fabulous. Every classroom sponsored an event. From cake walks to a haunted house to bobbing for apples. They even had hay ride through the cemetery and a costume contest. There was truly something for everyone and we looked forward to it each and every year.

  • 595
    Janice Melton says:

    My favorite fall memory is making apple dumplings with my Mom!

  • 596
    Denean says:

    We lived in the county and didnt have any neighbors… but when we went to my Grandmothers house, we would get to walk the neighborhood (but only where we knew the residents!) Man was that a treat for my sister and I – to experience the true meaning of Trick or Treating!!

  • 597
    cori in wa says:

    Picking apples in Sonoma County, CA and making apple butter and apple jam with our pickings.

  • 598
    Michelle L. says:

    I remember always havning a homemade costume. When I was younger there weren’t store bought costumes or if there were we didn’t have enough money to buy them. It’s amazing how creative my mom was and how she was able to put something great together out of nothing.

  • 599
    Amy s K. says:

    My favorite autumn memory is raking our leaves into a huge pile and jumping into them, then doing it over and over again.

  • 600
    Jen Tapler says:

    Definitely fall football games! I’m originally from Oklahoma and my family has had OU Football Season Tickets that have been passed down from generation to generation since the early 1950s. My Dad would take me to Oklahoma football games on Saturdays in the fall and those are such precious memories. I went on to attend college at OU and my husband wrestled for the Oklahoma. Joel and I actually met at OU, so even though we’re thousands of miles away now we’re definitely a Sooner Family!! Funny thing is, we’re never giving up those Season Tickets!! We’ve all moved to Maui and still get those Oklahoma Season tickets every year even though we haven’t been able to go to a game in years! One of these days we’ll go back and take my son.

  • 601
    Francina says:

    My favorite fall memory is going to the county fair. It was always in October and growing up in a small town it was always a big event for us.

  • 602
    Sharon says:

    My favorite Halloween memory took place 55 years ago. I was 3 years old and remember putting on my halloween costume then walking into the living room where my mom and dad acted very frightened. I actually believed for many years that I really did scare them! It’s a dear memory to me because my mom and I have had a very rocky relationship over the years with few good memories. This was one of them and I treasure it.

  • 603
    Merry S. says:

    My favorite Autumn memory was dressing up in my Superwoman costume my sister made me. I had the boots, bracelets, and head piece. I was feeling so powerful that night!

  • 604
    Marisa G says:

    When I was teenager, my friends and I would dress up and go to the “rich” neighborhood to trick or treat including the Russel Stover home and the owner of the Kansas City Royals. We got some great candy and baseball hats, etc. πŸ™‚

  • 605
    Heather says:

    My favourite Halloween memory had to have been when me and my brothers and sister dressed up as a band – we thought we were so cool, the boys slicked their hair and us girls teased ours – it was definitley an 80’s band – but we played silly instruments like our grandfathers harmonica, a drum made from a big old pot, funny – I think I the picture somewhere – must dig it up!!!

  • 606
    Linda C. says:

    My favorite memory is trick or treating w/my sisters. Every year a neighbor made us come inside & sign her guest book! She always made popcorn balls.

  • 607
    Angela Knopf says:

    My favorite part about Halloween was making costumes for my son. He would always make the most interesting requests, and I would jump at the chance to create his requests out of hooded sweatshirts and felt. My favorite had to have been Darth Maul. He couldn’t leave the front of the mirror because he just knew he was really Darth Maul.

  • 608
    Janice Marcham says:

    My favorite fall memory is raking leaves into a big pile and jumping right into them, and making leaf men, women in elementary school!

  • 609
    MaryBB says:

    My Little Sprout(kin to the Jolly Green Giant) Halloween costume, with the leaves individually cut out and sewn together by my Mom. I remember feeling so very special.

  • 610
    Erin says:

    Pumpkin carving. Hands down. Newsprint on the kitchen floor and all of us going to town.

  • 611

    It would have to be Halloween 1991 which my first son took his first steps. Sappy, I know.

  • 612

    Yeah, my baby woke me up, now I can comment! My favourite childhood memory is running together with my mother through the fallen leaves like crazy. We were laughing and giggling all the time! And when it was raining, we went outside afterwards and jumped into the puddles… I am thankful that my mum let me do this! I would do it today, too!

  • 613
    Lisa R says:

    When I was a kid, I loved helping to rake the leaves and then, after making a big pile, I would jump in them.

    Lisa

  • 614
    Mimi H. says:

    My favorite memory was dressing my little sister up as Punky Brewster. We just mixed some clothes together and put her hair up in pig tails. In the end, she looked just like her. It was so much fun, and it didn’t cost a dime.

  • 615
    Lindzie H says:

    My mom made me a crayon costume one year. I think that was my favorite costume when I was child. Last year, I got really excited about Halloween and made this tutu for me to be a butterfly. It turned out pretty cute…even if I am too old to dress up!

  • 616
    Susan says:

    My favorite fall memory is HAY RIDES! Every fall we went to a farm to pick out our pumpkin and we always loved the hay ride. It was a giant trailer full of hay pulled by a giant tractor. It would be fun to see it now as a grown-up, it’s probably not nearly as “giant” as I remember.

  • 617
    E. Simpson says:

    The year my grandma made my sister and I matching princess costumes! I felt so grow up, and it was the first time I wore make-up! Fun memories!

  • 618
    Angela R. says:

    the first time i carved a pumpkin about 7 years ago!!!! yep, i was deprived as a child! yummy sets!!!!

  • 619
    Kathy says:

    My favorite memory is trick-or-treating and my dad making big leaf piles for my sisters and I to jump into.

  • 620
    sherry bogle says:

    Going Trick or Treating with my cousins. They lived in a very large neighborhood and we got tons of candy!

  • 621
    Carolyn Y says:

    My favorite childhood halloween was being able to dress up in a costume and going around my neighborhood trick or treating. Then going home and opening up all the candies.

  • 622
    Ginny Andrzejewski says:

    I said good-bye to my favorite aunt over Halloween ten years ago. It was a beautiful autumn day, crisp weather, crunchy leaves; I hold on to that memory and when I think of her on a picturesque fall day, it makes me smile.

  • 623
    Maryanne says:

    My favourite autumn childhood memory is getting rugged up and going to park with the family and just running thru the leaves, it was a nice simple time in life.

  • 624
    Marci says:

    My favorite autumn memory is taking my kids (10 and 4) to the pumpkin patch! We make a whole day of it! Pumpkin picking, corn mazes, hay rides, eating pumpkin gobs on the hay bales while listening to the live music for the kids! It is just a highlight of every year!!

  • 625
    Anita says:

    My favorite Halloween memories are the crazy things my granddad would give us when we went to his house to trick or treat. He didn’t get many trick or treaters, so we got whatever he had on hand. Some times, oranges, apples, pecans, and my favorite – a stalk of sugar cane.

  • 626
    1GirlTwinBoys says:

    My favorite memories are of my parents taking me to pick out my fall pumpkin. It was a tradition for us and we spent so much time trying to pick out just the right one. We would go home and my dad would carve it and my mom would make us homemade soda/floats with ice cream. My mom just recently gave me the loooooong spoons we used to eat the ice cream in those floats.

  • 627
    Kathy Steele says:

    My favorite memory is the pilgrim candles we had every thanksgiving….I still have one of them and it’s been over 40 years!

  • 628

    When I was 6 my mother dressed me up as a deer hunter (fake gun, hat, camo) my younger sister was the deer. I was grinning ear to ear….pictures are very funny to look back at!!

  • 629
    Debbie S says:

    Halloween was always so much fun. My mother made me the best costumes, and then my friends and I went trick or treating for hours.

  • 630
    Janin Huerter says:

    My favorite memory was passing out candy to all the children and having a little boy walk up to me and lift a lid. He was a toilet and the seat was where he put all his candy. I loved it!!

    Great stamps this month. I can’t wait to place my order.

  • 631
    bev says:

    We lived in a cul de sac and would hae a big bonfire and roast marshmallows after trick or treating for hours!

  • 632
    shiloh says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is when I was in 6th grade. I went out with my little brother who was wearing a mask. He started to feel bad so I carried him around to each house till we made it home. When we got back he took off his mask and my parents realized he had chicken pocks! I got them a week later, but then we both got 2 weeks off of school!

  • 633
    Mary says:

    Favorite childhood autumn memory is going trick-or-treating in various costumes made by my mom. Sooo much fun!

  • 634

    Actually, my best memory is just last year, trick or treating with our son as a family, with my husband not being deployed. My son was Thomas the Tank Engine, and he had the best time. I can’t wait for many more of those special moments!

  • 635
    jeanc says:

    Weiner roasts and marshmellow toasts
    Crisp autumn air and cider to spare
    Raking leaves and jumping in
    These are memories from my own childhood that I was able to share with my own children in their childhood.

  • 636
    Kelly P says:

    My favorite fall memory is going to the apple orchard and the pumpkin patch. While there, we would eat caramel apples. Those were the days!

  • 637
    catlover6 says:

    I lived in a rural area, so the houses were too far apart to trick or treat. We had a big Halloween carnival at the school, with cake walks, ring toss, apple bobbing and even a haunted house. It was great fun and we looked forward to it every year.

  • 638
    J. Harmon says:

    My favorite autumn memory is the first time I took my son and daughter to the pumpkin patch to pick pumkins. I never really liked the fall, but having children makes you enjoy things in an entirely new way.

    Gorgeous products as usual, thank you for the chance to win!

  • 639
    Theresa says:

    My favorite halloween memory is all of the fun costumes my mom made for me and my brother. She didn’t buy them in the store like most do, she made them with old clothes at home! I used to LOVE trick or treating.

  • 640
    Sarah Doyle says:

    choosing the perfect costume and trying to find all the little accessories that added detail to make it amazing.. sorta like my creative projects today:)
    I look forward to release night with such anticipation- thank you for the chance!

  • 641
    Kelly says:

    I always loved going trick or treating. My favorite costume was probably a 50’s girl. My mom made me a poodle skirt and embroidered my initial on my shirt. I loved it! I think I wore it for three years.

  • 642
    Cathy Green says:

    I’m old enough to remember trick or treating after dark. My favorite Halloween memory was of a house in our neighborhood that was really eerie! It was an old house with a long drive lined with shade trees. They had sold off the surrounding property and built a subdivision. In this old house was a family with older kids (young woman and an older teenage boy). The young woman had really long black hair. One Halloween they put speakers in the trees and played really scary sounds as you walked up the drive. Then when the door opened, there was this young woman dressed as a witch. It was scary, scary, but worth it. If you braved it all the way up to the house, you got a full size candy bar!!!

  • 643
    ALicia K N says:

    Favorite Memory: Dressing up as LiL’ Red Riding Hood, complete with fake red blush cheeks.
    Super cute, and super fun.

    Alicia

  • 644
    Cheryl Cramer says:

    When my daughter was 4 I made her costume. they had to be something non threatening for school.
    She was a Salada tea bag. I used interfacing for the bag part. Made a front and back and put crushed leaves in for tea.
    Then sewed it at the shoulders and sides.
    she wore white leggings and a white sweatshirt. I used a white knit hat and a long piece of yarn to hold the salada tea tag I painted.
    While she was standing in line a little boy came up to my daughter and said you better watch out…..I am boiling water!!!
    All of us parents laughed but my daughter was not happy.
    She is 28 now and says that was her favorite costume.

  • 645
    carmen says:

    I REALLY ENJOUED TAKING MY BRITHER TRICK OR TREATING, WE ARE 11 YEARS APART SO SEEING HIM HAVING SO MUCH FOR WAS A BLAST FOR.

    LOVING ALL THE NEW RELEASES!!

  • 646
    diane mcvey says:

    I love remembering when I dressed our 3rd born son in a little girl’s outfit! He was just a few months old, and he was so “pretty” anyway! I got to have my girl, even if it was just for one evening! LOL πŸ˜€

  • 647
    nicole says:

    My favorate memory of a halloween memory is having a my first halloween party, in my basement. I wore this cheerleader costume, we had music, bobbed for apples, a ton of candy. It was great.

  • 648
    Michelle says:

    We used to go trick-or-treating with our cousins who lived in “town.” One of my cousins was my BFF and I always looked forward to that time together – we had so much fun dressing up and trick-or-treating in her neighborhood!

  • 649
    Carla says:

    My favorite halloween memory was dressing up as a giant m&m and my infant son was a mini m&m. We were so cute if I do say so myself!

  • 650
    Teresa says:

    I loved how my mom would let us choose to be whatever we wanted for Halloween, no matter how zany, and she helped us make our dream costumes every year!

  • 651
    Connie K. says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is not specific to any one year, but to every Halloween I can remember. My sister and I would go trick or treating and bring home huge amounts of treats. We would dump it all out in the floor and just look at it and start sorting it. Before the next morning, my Dad would go and steal all of the 3 Musketeers, because they are his favorite! When I think of Halloween, that is what I think of…

  • 652
    Jacqueline says:

    My favorite Autumn memory was apple picking with my family and buying apple butter…Mmmmm, the start of Autumn.

  • 653
    Tricia Dee says:

    I love going to the local farm stand and picking out pumpkins for the front porch. It’s a wonderful family tradition.

  • 654
    Sue C says:

    At a local farm we always take a wagon ride out to the pumpkin field. The memory of two small girls looking for the perfect pumpkins are still there every year, even if they have grown to be young ladies.

  • 655
    laulief says:

    My favorite memory is when I was a sophomore in high school planning a carnival for the kids in the small rural town I lived in. We lived half an hour from the nearest large town and most of the kids lived on ranches so it was difficult to trick or treat. We had an old school house in the town that I got permission to use for the carnival. I asked the 5 businesses in town to donate candy and recruited my friends to help me with the booths and haunted room. It was lots of fun, and such a rewarding feeling at the end of the night!

  • 656
    Regina M says:

    My parents are immigrants and they didn’t understand what Halloween was. All they knew was that people let their kids dress up like ghosts and witches and they had to give out candy. Even though they didn’t get it, my mother made me a costume and took me trick or treating every year while my dad dutifully stayed home to dole out the sweets!

  • 657
    KristenA says:

    Well, I would say going to high school football games when I was young. Fun, carefree days…

  • 658
    Ellen says:

    I look forward to fall every year…
    Mother nature at her best!

  • 659
    Melody says:

    I am the oldest of five children. My mom made sure we each had costumes we love. We lived in a great neighborhood for trick or treating. And now have such wonderful memories with my own children.

  • 660

    My favorite memory is going with my daddy to the pumpkin patch every year and picking out pumpkins. It was so special just he and I. We would then come back to the house and we would all take part in carving them and My mom would toast the seeds and we would snack on them as we carved. It is such a warm feeling everytime I think back to that.

  • 661
    MrsStamp says:

    My favorite has to be going Trick or Treating at our neighbors house. They had 5 sons that loved to scare all of the kids. (in a good way) They would play scary music and hide in homemade wooden “coffins”. Of course, they had the best candy!

  • 662
    Kate says:

    I’m sorry to say that although fall is my favorite season bad things seem to happen to me at that time. I can’t dredge up any good favorite memories. Nope, not one. I can think of many many horrible memories. So favorite season full of bad memories. Maybe I’ll make good memories this fall. I was born at the end of October that’s probably a good memory for my parents. Ah well.

  • 663
    Lennie says:

    My favorite memory is being a mummy at the church halloween party. I had strips of sheet wrapped around me and hundreds of safety pins trying to hold it together.

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    Em says:

    My favorite halloween is when I was 5. I was a cat – back when being a cat meant a black leotard, tights, cat ears on a headband and a nose/whiskers painted on and a tail someone made ya. lol

    I have the cutest pics in that costume.
    Great release month!
    Em

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    Kim says:

    One Halloween my brother and I made a pact that we would not come home until our pillowcase was FULL of candy. Well, do you know how much candy it takes to fill a pillowcase? We ended up dragging ourselves home with just the bottom filled. We decided in the long run that wasn’t too bad. That is until we met Dad waiting at the door to see our goodies. Always liked helping himself to the loot πŸ™‚ We neverminded sharing.

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    shelly powell says:

    I loved dressing up and coming home going through all the stash that I got. Loved looking for all the goodies that I wanted.

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    Deb says:

    My favorite Halloween memories were dressing my girls up in their favorite Halloween costumes, many of them homemade from things around the house, and walking up to the doors of their great grandmothers. These 2 ladies did not put their front porch lites on for everyone since they couldn’t see very well. But they had a whole bowl of candy just for their special grandchildren. The smiles on their faces when those kids came in was always priceless.

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    Leana says:

    Being able to trick or treat in the warm weather since we lived in Vegas then.

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    jing says:

    when i was young, my mom made all my costumes and i was always embarrassed because the other kids had “nice” storebought costumes… now, as a parent, i finally learned to appreciate the love my mom put into those one-of-a-kind costumes i had.

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    krolski (Kathy) says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is coming home after trick-or-treating and dumping all the candy on the floor in a pile. All my siblings would do the same and then we would trade candy if there was some we liked better than others. πŸ™‚

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    Lori V. says:

    My favorite Halloween memory is when my parents had a surprise Halloween party for all of us. I wasn’t very old, but it is something I will never forget!

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    Candyf says:

    My favorite Halloween memories are from making the perfect costumes for my kids when they were little. Even now as teens they still love to dress up and are very creative in what they put together — I’m hoping that part of their creativeness comes from them having fond memories of dressing up when they were little.

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    JoAnna says:

    My favorite memory would have to be when my mom made a a red-black dress. It has TONS of lace, so pretty. She also made me a purse to match to put my candy in.

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    QueenPam says:

    My favorite memory was a costume put together for me by my older sister during my mother’s illness. There was little money and my sister dressed me up as an older woman, very similar to “the Church Lady” from Saturday Night Live and dressed my brother as an old man. We were able to participate in Halloween that year when all had seemed lost.

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    erica m. says:

    My parents let me and my brother have a halloween party in our garage. They set up a chair and stuffed an old pair of overalls with hay,then sat a pumpkin on top with a mask on it so it looked like some creepy scarecrow sitting in the corner. While my parents took us all on a “haunted hayride”, a friend’s parent unstuffed the overalls, put them on along with the mask and waited for us to get back. When we walked through the door after our hayride, the scarecrow had “come to life” and was chasing us back out the door. Of course we knew what had happened pretty quickly, but the initial shock was fun. My parents were always doing things like that to scare us. Looking back it is really funny and it made the halloween holiday more fun.

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    Laura says:

    My all-time favorite memory is my mom making carmel apples. My brother and I would unwrap all the carmels and we could hardly wait until the carmel was cooled on the crisp apples. Now that I’m older I enjoy making them with her for my children.

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    Miki says:

    One of my favorite Halloween memories was when I was in middle school and got to work at the local haunted house. I lived in Fremont and there was an old house that they decorated up each year. It was SO FUN and such a treat to work it!! One year I was the executioner and the props I had got lots of screams. My good friend was the creature from the black lagoon.

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    Kim G says:

    My favorite memory from long ago is being able to go trick or treating with my friends and we would get to walk around town by ourselves. I am not sure we could do that now. We would know practically everyone in town, of course we are talking small town!! Love fall!!

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    Lori McAree says:

    my favorite memory is when I was a kid, we would rake up all the leaves and make a “house” the leaves would separate the rooms!! Too fun!!

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