Sunday, November 2, 2014
All Saints Day, baby!
I realize that it is no longer All Saints Day, but indulge me a little recap with gratuitous pictures of small people in adorable saint costumes please. Thank you.
I do very little by way of crafting costumes for this feast day, and it is amazing how a little bit of colored fabric goes a long way. Also props.
Naomi went as Saint Gianna Molla, Bernadette was Saint Agnes, Lucy was, wait for it... Saint Lucy! And Joseph was Saint Pio of Pietrelcina.
The kids were so excited about getting in costume and we even attended a great party with the local Catholic home school group. Lots of candy was acquired, which helped a great deal the "why don't WE celebrate Halloween, mom?!?" question, because- candy- does it really matter?!
But seriously, I have gotten the question a few times about why we don't celebrate Halloween and the long and short of it is that we just like to make a really big deal out of All Saints day. I personally am not an on-the-ball enough mom to make a deal of both days, and I am pretty sure that if I put my energies into Halloween, it would just swallow up All Saints Day, which would be sad to me especially because it is such a huge feast day in the church. So far the girls have not pushed back very much and they enjoy the All Saints day celebration so much, it really works for us and I love keeping the focus on the saints, because they are awesome.
So a happy, happy All Saints and All Souls days to you and yours, and I hope your weekend was fun and celebratory in the best of ways!