First Halloween Merch of the Year

Technically spotted on July 1 at Michaels. Thanks to Swagger Mom for the tip-off about fall going up this week. That made me wonder, and my suspicions checked out.

And yeah, it was mostly generic fall decorations on a couple of shelves, but over on the other side of the store, on a lonely end cap display, there was this:

Unmistakable. Halloween ribbon.

Frankensteins, witches, spiders, skeletons… Have you ever stopped to think how rich Halloween is in iconography?

No, the countdown does not begin here on Tobyblog for quite some time to come, but I can hardly fail to take note of this stuff when I see it.

For now, it’s summertime!