I’m not a grinch.
I love Halloween. Its one of my favorite holidays. My house and dental office has Halloween decorations. I dress up as Indiana Jones every year. I also don’t have any issue with candy. I think candy is a wonderful treat once in a while. I’m not the dentist who passes out toothbrushes on Halloween. I love candy too. So, why the Halloween Candy Buyback?
I hope all children are able to dress up and trick or treat as long as they like. Its so fun to be out at night and visit neighbors houses who have decked out their homes in spooky decor. Its fun to see which of your friends got the most candy. When I was growing up, my brothers and sisters and I would sit around and lay out our candy and then trade it among ourselves. We would gorge ourselves on Halloween night. I am all for this! I hope kids eat a ton of candy on Saturday night and even Sunday too! But then, I think its healthy to say, “Halloween was really fun! Lets take down the decorations, put away our costumes, and get rid of this extra candy!”
So why not bring it to my dental office. I will ship it to Operation Gratitude where they will distribute it to the troops overseas. It is a great treat for a soldier who has been out of the country. Have you ever been out of the country for several weeks? I have, and I really started to miss American snacks and candy. So it is a great way to give an American soldier a little piece of home while he or she is away. But not only do they eat the candy themselves, but they also give it to children overseas to create goodwill. So it’s a really worthy cause.
I hope everyone has an amazing and safe Halloween and that you will bring in your extra candy to our Halloween Candy Buyback on the Monday after Halloween!