“There is a child in every one of us who is still trick-or-treating looking for a brightly lit front porch.”

—Robert Brault, http://rbrault.blogspot.com/

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When I was young, Halloween was the holiday that excited me most. The handmade costumes, the pillow cases used to gather candy, and our neighborhood lit up with almost every porch light was the best.

On evenings when the weather was mild and calm a good majority of our neighbors would meet us on their front steps to help optimize our trick-or-treating efforts.

No matter what costume you wore, every child became a pirate once they arrived home to count their booty.


What are some traditional and innovative ways you can foster the inner child in kids of all ages this Halloween and over the holiday season?

What are some ways to keep your porch lights on to welcome and encourage the youthful exuberance of others in your communities?