Halloween Collectibles - Scary? or Fun?
Halloween collectibles are not just meant for the 31st of October, but are items that can be enjoyed all year round. Halloween collectibles range from items that possess antique value to modern day collectibles that are extremely rare, even one of a kind. Halloween collectibles include a variety of objects that come in all sizes, shapes and colours. They can be door knockers, sign boards or simply figurines that pertain to the spooky nature of Halloween.
Halloween was a tradition that originated with the Celts. Also regarded as the Celtic New Year, Halloween marked the time when the line between life and death was dissolved. It was believed that on the night of 31st October, Samhain (as the festival was known) marked the return of dead souls to their homes on earth. Costumes made of animal skin were common, when performing the traditional bonfire ritual, amongst the Celts. The custom of wearing costumes has been continued till today.
Halloween collectibles can virtually be anything that pertains to ghosts or the festival in itself. While carved pumpkins are the most popular form of collectibles in various shapes and sizes, skeletons and ghouls are also popularly used on everything from an ashtray to house signs. For someone looking to start on Halloween collectibles, the job is quite simple. There are many stores that offer festival-specific collectibles and usually, the prices are the cheapest after the festival has just gotten over.
While many companies tend to manufacture a number of varieties of Halloween collectibles, it is quite rare to see a series or particular category of collectible items with a Halloween theme. However, you may always encounter hip-flasks or mugs that offer a distinct Halloween taste.
To start collecting, you may also scour the Internet as that tends to throw up some great results from across the globe. Not only does that increase your reach, you also get a lot more variety.
Getting your hands on your favourite Halloween collectible is one thing but storing them is a totally different proposition. Due to the difference in the variety of items that you can buy, storage techniques are different. While most Halloween collectibles, such as ties, mugs, gloves, etc. can be used daily, some such as designer Jack-o-lanterns, carved turnips or skeletons may only be kept on display during Halloween. For the rest of the year, they need to be stored away carefully, in boxes, in cool and dry places.
Most Halloween collectibles are available quite cheap but there are certain rare items that can be quite heavy on the pocket. However, it is wise to consult a price guide before purchasing any items that are said to be rare or expensive.
Although Halloween comes just once a year, it is not necessary that you cannot enjoy the holiday in the remaining time and that is exactly what Halloween collectibles allow you to do.