When I was a child, we were Jehovah Witness. We didn’t celebrate Halloween and we certainly didn’t decorate for it. I remember passing the windows of the decorated homes and wishing my house was like theirs. In retrospect, it was just paper. Seriously, all those houses in the 70’s just taped a couple of die-cut prints on their windows. There were no graveyards on the front lawn. There were no fake spiderwebs. There were no animated ghosts or spiders. It was just paper, yet it meant the world to me.
Looking at The Rod Lange’s Halloween Collection, a flood of memories passed over me. This witch, in particular, was one of the scariest to me. I wished I could go Trick or Treating because I just knew that a house with this witch would give good candy. How could it not? She wasn’t just a piece of paper. She was a piece of paper with JOINTS! Her body was so misshapen compared to her head. Scary and enticing at the same time!
No matter when you were a child, Rod has something for you to enjoy. His collection is wide and varied:
Considering that paper of the early twentieth century had so much acid in it, Rod’s collection is amazing. We are so lucky he’s willing to share it with us. Enjoy!