Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Safety with giveaway

IMG_9504We're not "trick or treator"s yet....

we usually stay pretty active during this season with visiting community fall parties, attending our church's Fall Festival and decorating cookies and carving pumpkins at home.

But I remember the days of heading out into the neighborhood with a couple of friends, trying to stay a few houses away from my parents.... just to feel the independence of being out late with friends and trying to get as much candy as possible!!

Since I'm sure there are families everywhere preparing to "trick or treat" on Monday night, I am pleased to share some Halloween Safety Tips from FedEx and SafeKids!! And they even have a few safety kits to giveaway:)


What Drivers Need to Know:

· Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.

· Anticipate heavy pedestrian traffic and turn your headlights on early in the day so you can spot children from greater distances.

· Remember that costumes can limit children’s visibility and they may not be able to see your vehicle.

· Reduce any distractions inside your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

And onto the giveaway:)

FedEx Halloween Safety Gift BagFedEx and SafeKids are giving away 3 safety kits! They include a reflective trick-or-treat bag, mini aluminum flashlight with strap, battery operated blinking flasher, reflective Safe Kids zipper pull tag, reflective yellow slap bracelet, reflective pumpkin sticker, reflective orange shoe laces OR green reflector strips for shoes or costumes and a safety tip sheet for kids and drivers!!

Leave a comment about what activities you do during the fall/Halloween season and/or what your kids are dressing up like;) Please include a way to contact you and look for a winner to be contacted ASAP, so these can get to you in time;)

Giveaway ends Thursday, Oct 27 at 12:00PM...
that's right tomorrow at noon, so you can get your prizes before Halloween night!

** I am sharing this information from FedEx and SafeKids as a public service:) I have received no compensation for this post.


Our Side of the Mountain said...

Oh, how fun! And I have 3 kids! We're spending the evening at the community center and treating around the downtown area of our tiny town. It should be a blast! My daughter is going to be a cat. My youngest son will be Spiderman. And my oldest son hasn't decided and may be "too old".

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips. We usually go to a couple church fall festivals. This year we are going trick or treating with some friends down a road that is closed to cars. Dustyn is going to be a lego and carsyn is going to be a pumpkin.

Babs H said...

We are goin to a fall festival and trick or treating down town. :) My boys are gonna be black spider man and red spider man. I love that they wanted to match each other. :)

Mike W said...

A year ago, we moved into a more friendly neighborhood where my kid (who just turned 4) was able to walk around and enjoy Halloween. It was great to see her have fun. Halloween over the years since I was a kid has been going "down hill". Just read all of the blog posts on "Halloween Safety". You never had to worry years ago, but times have changed so now you do. I am glad that I was able to see my daughter enjoy it last year and I look forward to it again this year.

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Katrina said...

My daughter is going as supergirl! we go to local fall festivals as a family and go pumpkin picking.

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