An Alternative Halloween, with World Vision’s Carve A Heart Campaign

I have written before about how I don’t like Halloween, but it’s kind of inescapable. Ava is really scared of skeletons, and going shopping has been a bit tricky as she finds the decorations in the shops too scary to look at.

So we won’t be going Trick or Treating. She has helped carve a pumpkin though. We are taking part in World Vision’s Carve A Heart campaign, where we carve a heart instead of a scary face. Pumpkins carved with a heart

They look pretty don’t they?

Why Carve A Heart?

The Care a Heart campaign aims to raise money and awareness for children living in fear around the world. It’s a symbol of hope, which I much prefer to something ghoulish.

Ava and Thea helped Auntie Debbie scoop out the pumpkin, which Ava LOVED. Thea wasn’t keen, she did’t like the squishy feel. Ava and Thea scooping out pumpkins

Ava drew a heart on her pumpkin and Debbie carved it for her. She kept singing “Happy Birthday, Dear Pumpkin” when we lit it, ha ha.Ava and her carved pumpkin for Carve a Heart

It’s not just about the pumpkin though. You can help raise money for children living in fear by texting HEART to 70060 to donate £3 to World Vision’s work*, and help turn a night of fear into a night of hope.

So our little pumpkin will be glowing, but we will bring it in at about seven o’clock as we don’t want to encourage any scary teenagers to ring the doorbell wanting chocolate!

*Information from World Vision’s website: “This is a charity donation service for World Vision. Texts cost £3 plus your standard network rate message. World Vision will receive 100% of your donation. If you have a question about your payment call 0203 282 7863. If you would prefer we didn’t contact you again in future, text NOCOMMS WORLD VISION to 70060. Charity no England and Wales (no 285908).”

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