Monday, September 12, 2011

Halloween Tags Are Back!!



Every year before trick-or-treating, my brothers and I would get into a big fight over whose candy bag was whose.  It didn't matter that they were pretty much the same.  To us, one of the bags could hold infinitely more candy than the other bags combined.  We all wanted that one!

Even before our default army and rock star costumes were on, our bedroom was a battleground.  Soon, our room looked like a hotel room after The Who had visited (Keith Moon would have been proud of us).  The tugging, pulling, punching, running, and general chaos was usually put to an end by dad coming upstairs and  following through on his promise, "If you can't behave, you won't go trick-or-treating."

One year, my oldest brother took out a piece of cardboard and wrote our names on it.  He cut the names out, drew some Halloween pictures on them, and attached them to each bag with a shoe string.  No argument followed.  We just took our assigned bags, put on our costumes, and went out trick-or-treating.  Finally, years of fights came to an end with a simple solution: name tags on the bags!

My wife and I have improved on my brother's original trick-or-treat bag tag.  Now, we use felt instead of cardboard, sew the names on instead of write them on with marker, and adorn them with fun designs!  Whether you are preparing gift bags for a Halloween party or just trying to prevent a battle of the bags, our tags will suit your needs.

Check them out on our Etsy Store here:  Halloween Tags

2 comments:

  1. I would say that your tags have come a long way since the cardboard and marker! Those are super cute and what a nice keepsake to remind kids of the fun night they had.

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  2. Thanks, the cardboard went with the ruler and cardboard guitar that he made for my Billy Idol costume.

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