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Vintage Halloween Postcards

We hope you enjoy these charming vintage Halloween postcards. See below for an explaination of the traditions behind the pictures. Enjoy!

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Here are a few Halloween traditions that are depicted in these postcards:
  • A traditional Irish and Scottish form of divining one's future spouse is to carve an apple in one long strip, then toss the peel over one's shoulder. The peel is believed to land in the shape of the first letter of the future spouse's name.
  • If you sat in a darkened room and gazed into a mirror on Halloween night; the face of your future sweetheart would appear in the mirror.
  • Unmarried people would attempt to take a bite out of an apple bobbing in a pail of water, or suspended on a string. The first person to do so was believed to be the next to marry.
  • It was a popular custom at Halloween to throw nuts on the fire. If it flared up brightly it meant marriage within twelve months. To see if a relationship would last, one placed two hazelnuts side by side and burned them over a fire. If they stayed together as they burned then the couple would last.
  • Blindfolded girls would go into the fields and pull up the first cabbage they could find. If their cabbage had lots of earth attached to its roots then their future sweetheart would have plenty of money. If they later ate the cabbage it would also reveal their future love's character - bitter or sweet!
  • It was said that if a young lady raked seeds into the ground on Halloween night, her true love would appear to pick up the seeds.

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