Welcome back to the last week of the 2015 Branded Countdown to Halloween! Can you smell that? Nope, it’s not a fresh batch of scratch ‘n sniff stickers, it’s freaking autumn! I’ve been mentioning here and there that I recently made a long distance move from Atlanta to Maryland and one of the most jarring aspects to this change in scenery has been experiencing a true set of four seasons. Down in the south we basically get two seasons, summer and winter. At least in the area where I lived there weren’t a ton of leafy trees that changed color in the fall (mostly there were just various pine trees), and the temperatures usually went from a bamly, humid 90-100 degrees down to the 40s and 50s almost overnight sometime in mid to late November. Up here though, it’s far enough up north that the foliage is beautiful with vibrant red, orange and yellows in the leaves and you can actually smell autumn in the air. That mix of dying and fallen leaves, the crispness to the 60 degree weather, and somewhere off in the distance a fire. This is my first fall experiencing this and I feel like I’m in a movie, like those final moments in Big with all the autumn colors lining the streets and all the neighbors out raking the leaves into piles that kids are playing in. It’s pretty awesome.
I’ve finally stocked up on candy for the trick or treaters, and the girlfriend and I have broken out our collection of Halloween TV show episodes, specials and movies. I think I might even break out my copy of E.T. just to watch through the Halloween scenes of the film because today’s vintage sticker sheet is all about E.T. and the holiday…
Released by Hallmark back in 1982, these stickers played up the Halloween-y aspect of the film without really touching on any of the imagery that’s in the movie. We get one sticker with E.T. dressed as a ghost, but none of the kids, or even a silhouette of the group out and about which is a pretty iconic image from the film. It’s a little weird, but still a very welcome addition to the season sticker collection.
Well, come back by tomorrow as I ratchet up the countdown and start sharing twice the amount of stickers during this last stretch to Halloween night!