Orange pumpkins may be traditional, but if you want to show how socially aware you are and give kids who can’t have candy an alternative, you may want to put a pumpkin of a different color on your porch. Good Housekeeping shares a primer on pumpkins:
- Teal Pumpkin: Put this on display to alert families that you have alternative treats (toys, stickers, etc.) for kids who can’t have candy.
- Purple Pumpkins: Creates awareness of epilepsy and honor those who are living with it.
- Pink Pumpkins: Creates awareness for early detection of breast cancer and the continued search for a cure.
- Blue Pumpkins: Chosen to represent autism awareness, homes that display a blue pumpkin are pledging to create an inclusive environment for those with sensory sensitivities.
- White Pumpkins: Shows support of those who have suffered a pregnancy or infant loss.
- Red Pumpkins: Warns people of the dangers of drunk driving, especially on Halloween when children are in the streets.
- Yellow Pumpkins: These houses advocate for the disabled, but yellow trick-or-treat bags may also signify that the child needs a little extra compassion.
This is a great reminder that if you've got trick-or-treaters coming to your house, you may want to have a few alternative "treats" for the kids who can't have candy.
Happy Halloween, Y'all!
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