Found another older article to share with you lovely people. It’s about trying to fit Samhain in with Halloween with your kiddos. Find it here.
@Amethyst this is incredible and perfectly timed. This is my first Samhain as a witch and I’ve decided that since I’m already doing my initiation ritual that night and I’m now guiding my oldest daughter on her path that I am going to let her do hers with me and it falls just 8 days after her thirteenth birthday so it will be a memory she gets to start off with and carry as a core in her belief system.
You’re welcome, my dear! I hope it helps you out so you can do both Halloween and Samhain. And congratulations on doing your initiation that night with your kiddo!
I love the poem in the beginning!! Thank you @Amethyst because it is starting to look a lot like Samhain!!!
You’re welcome! I like the idea of families doing both Halloween and Samhain, a few days apart. Takes the pressure off people.
Samhain definitely blurs with Halloween for me- and then my birthday is the day before Halloween, so it’s kind of like 3 hazy days of celebration
These are some great tips for bringing out and appreciating the unique qualities of both Halloween and Samhain! Thanks so much for sharing, @Amethyst (and the title made me smile- I love it)!
I’m glad you liked the article! I can’t take credit for the title, I used the one that was up there! LOL!
Man, Birthday, Halloween, and Samhain all in one. This must be a busy month for you! Happy Early Birthday!
Awww thanks @Amethyst! And yes, haha- I find myself saying “it’s a busy time of year!” all year round, but there’s something about this month that feels like I’m constantly holding down the fast forward button
But that just means the end of the month comes all the faster- can’t wait for the witchiest holiday of them all!
The first part of the year, the end of Winter, and the beginning of Spring go by so slowly. Then, WHAM! It’s Yule! Where does the time go?
Couldn’t agree more! It’s a fun time of year- I guess it goes back to what they say about time flying
I’ve started my Samhain decorating!
I’ve updated the wreath I made for Litha…
And I love these cute baby pumpkins
WOW. Nice wreath!
@IrisW it looks beautiful.
@IrisW your wreath looks absolutely amazing! Beautiful work.
Today I took the time to clear my altar & clean the top with a nice smelling wood cleaner. Then I started going through items & switched my altar cloth that I got for Samhain. I cant decide how I want to arrange my crystals, I have so many I need something new for them.
I did setup the altar with the new cloth for my Persephone ritual. Since the cloth is for a Samhain ritual, I’ll leave it there & find new homes for the items & decorate for the upcoming holiday.
I have also been in a Pinterest rabbit hole of sorts rearranging boards & collecting Pins on topics for my practice (Pinterest Profile). Lately it has been Samhain & Samhain/Halloween tarot spreads. I can make a separate post for the spreads. Some of them are Samhain related & some are more fun for Halloween
Beautiful setup @Siofra! I like the new altar cloth!
@Amethyst thank you so much!
When I finish up today I will take a better picture of the cloth. I’m still deciding what I want to do with my altar after my Persephone ritual today.
You’re welcome, dear heart!
I am in aw of your craft, and this is perfectly done !