~ CLOSED ~ Autumn is in the Air & Halloween is Just Around the Corner

001-editedAutumn is definitely in the air. The kids are back in school, pumpkins are popping up all over our neighbourhood, we’ve pulled out our wool sweaters, the leaves are changing colour and nearly every store you enter has an abundance of tempting candy and fall decor on display.

This can all mean only one thing… autumn and Halloween will soon be here!  Witches, ghosts and pumpkins, oh my!

I have found Hallmark to be the perfect place to buy all my themed home decor and party needs.  It’s so easy to get into the Halloween/Fall spirit with all the seasonal must haves available at Hallmark!

You can easily turn your home into the creepiest house on the block with these and many, many more Halloween items:

spooktastic-ghost-39-95Spook-tastic Ghost

Nothing screams Halloween more than a ghost and I am in love with this one! You can put a new spin on scary-cute when you push his hand and watch him twirl up and down to a spooky tune! (Includes sound and motion).

{MSRP – Special value $24.95  (Regular $39.95)}

frankenstein-trick-or-treat-felt-tote-bag-19-95Premium Felt Totes Assortment

It’s a special night, so make it one they will remember with a special trick-or-treat bag.

Available in two designs.  {MSRP – Special value $14.95  (Regular $19.95)}

spooky-metal-house-24-95Spooky Metal House

Who will come to live in this spooky house? Six windows display coordinating ornaments (sold separately). add a backlight for even more interest!

{MSRP $24.95}


candy-sugar-skull-and-cat-salt-and-pepper-shaker-12-95Candy Sugar Skull Salt & Pepper Shakers

These symbols of the Latin American celebration called Dia de los Muetos will brighten any table. Colourful and fun!

{MSRP $12.95 per set}

Now that there is a nip in the morning air and the leaves have turned brilliant shades of orange and red, we know the fall of the year and Thanksgiving are right around the corner!

With perfect timing, Hallmark has introduced a new line of Fall Decor Essentials. From wood and glass candle holders, copper glass vases to trays with metal trims. Each item is crafted from quality materials for lasting beauty and timeless entertaining.

cozy-autumn-throw-79-95Cozy Autumn Throw

Cozy up on the couch with this luxurious, hand-woven throw. It features rich colours and will coordinate with your home’s look for the fall season.

{MSRP $79.95}



Tea Towel Bundle (Set of Two)

This coordinating set of tea towels makes a wonderful gift for a host or hostess. stock up on a set for your own kitchen too! (Set of 2)

{MSRP $16.95 per set}

large-fabric-pumpkin-decoration-19-95Large Fabric Pumpkin

this large pumpkin is crafted in a gorgeous herringbone fabric.  Pumpkins always look best in a grouping, so pick up a few! Perfectly sewn darts give this pumpkin its darling shape. (Also available in medium)

{MSRP $19.95 for the large size}

Celebrate Halloween and autumn with these must-haves from Hallmark Canada.  Whether you are transforming your home into a haunted house or adding some flair for entertaining, Hallmark has an abundant choice of seasonal items to get you in the spirit.

WIN IT – This Halloween, Hallmark is giving a fun “Spells & Potions” Treat Presenter, {MSRP $24.95}, to one reader of OMSY.

“Spells & Potions” Treat Presenterspells-potions-treat-presenter-open-24-95-resized

Open if you dare! Trick-or-treaters will get a spook-tackular thrill when they open the book and hear a creepy warning. You just lift the lid to activate one of three messages from the sound that automatically begins from within the book.


HOW TO ENTER –  Enter below for your chance to win.

END DATE – 11:59 pm on October 14th, 2016

ELIGIBILITY: Open to residents of Canada, 18 years and older, no PO Boxes, please


  1. Tara Betterley says:

    This year, we are spending Thanksgiving with the family at home. We have kids that play hockey so, we will be in the arena a far bit. On Halloween I will be home handing out Candy (and at the arena for kids hockey)

  2. We are having a quiet Thanksgiving with just my dad because Christmas is going to be crazy with all of the family! We’ll probably go for a drive along the waterfront after dinner!

  3. Oh, wow, hard to believe that summer is gone and the autumn festivities are so near. In my ongoing quest to ‘live in the moment’, I am trying to embrace the beauty and fun of this season. Must take myself to the Hallmark store as the Spooky Metal House has caught my eye!

  4. Karen E. Hill says:

    Family over to my house Thanksgiving Sunday. Turkey and all the trimmings. My Mum who is 85 will be joining us as we only see her high days and holidays.

  5. We are spending Thanksgiving at the hall with all of my family. When we all get together there is over 35 of us. We make up a menu and everyone brings a dish.

  6. Husband doing shift work and kids are working so we will just spend them both at home

  7. We are hopeful that all the kids make it home for Thanksgiving this year. One lives in Ottawa another in Belleville and another in Toronto…..and we live in the small town of Chesley. …so lots of driving for them….

  8. Catherine Brown says:

    I will decorate the front of the house and inside for Fall and Thanksgiving. This year we are ordering a fresh turkey.

  9. Cloe St-Amour says:

    Decorating the front of the house with the boys and of course getting dressed up and trick or treating! Will be my youngests first Halloween, so quite excited! As for thanksgiving it will be a quiet one with close family :)

  10. michelle tremblett says:

    Can’t wait for Halloween, my favourite holiday. We usually go out with the kids for a half an hour or so ( They are old now, hard to get them to budge lol) and then I head home and pass out candy, love seeing all the kids dressed up :)

  11. It’s going to be a quiet Fall, my husband needs to go into surgery so it’s going to be boring for me!

  12. Jenny Major says:

    I will decorate the front of the house

  13. My hubbies neice just had a liver transplant and her sister was the doner. We will have them over for a giving thanks dinner.

  14. Will decorate for Halloween and enjoy the little ones coming for treats.

  15. Julie bolduc says:

    I am spending thanksgiving with my family

  16. We plan to hand out candy and to take the kids trick or treating

  17. Wanda Tracey says:

    We are having a Thanksgiving dinner with my son and his wife and our grandchildren.I am so excited i can hardly wait!! I always decorate for Halloween.I love when the spooks come around looking for treats.It’s a lot of fun! :)

  18. Thanksgiving I make a big turkey dinner for my 5 kids and husband. Halloween… we normally go trick or treating but we’re trying to find something else to do this year instead.

  19. turkey , turkey, turkey dinner for thanksgiving

  20. missbobloblaw says:

    Thanksgiving is going to be a small family gathering with a huge turkey dinner & stretchy pants!

  21. Melissa dupuis says:

    My plans for Thanksgiving is to host my first dinner for my extended family. I’ve done Christmas but this is my first Thanksgiving. Looking forward to making all the yummy fall deserts. For Halloween I’m. Putting on a kid friendly spooktactular halloween party. It always rains or snows in my home town so thought I’d put on something fun for my kids and friends and family that won’t wind up making the kids sick.

  22. This Thanksgiving we are going to the inlaws for dinner.

  23. We spend Thanksgiving at home and family come here to celebrate.

  24. am hoping for a peaceful Thanksgiving including a glorious meal, and a fun Halloween with lots of treats!

  25. Melissa Marie says:

    We are meeting up with family. Yummy dinners.

  26. We are doing Thanksgiving dinner at home together as a family . For Halloween we have a few school parties to attend a friends party to attend and then of course we are going trick or treating

  27. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    For Halloween we always decorate the house and front yard. I also love to get dressed up in a costume to hand out the treats to the kids.

  28. No real plans for Hallowe’en (aside from giving out candy). Thanksgiving will be spent eating turkey and rhubarb pie. Yum

  29. Amélie Clément says:

    Spending it with family and friends also booked a photographer to capture a beautiful family fall portraits!
    Bonne chance à vous tous!!!

  30. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I plan on decorating my wheelchair for Halloween and going out!
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  31. ivy pluchinsky says:

    Usually we have a nice family dinner for Thanksgiving

  32. My husband and I are having Thanksgiving dinner at my mum-in-law’s with her! And because we are in the middle of a move at the end of October, I can’t really put up all my Halloween decorations but I still have a few out!

  33. CAROLANN W WESTBROOK (@trustee55) says:

    We will be going to our daughter’s home for Thanksgiving dinner…….and I will be bringing dessert!

  34. Sara Muzzatti says:

    Having a quiet Thanksgiving this year. Just me and the hubs

  35. Family for Thanksgiving, and one of us will take the kids trick or treating, and the other will hand out candy.

  36. We are having family dinner for Thanksgiving but I’m not sure what’s up for Halloween yet.

  37. Caryn Coates says:

    We are having a big family dinner for Thanksgiving and on Halloween it will be trick or treating with the kiddos

  38. Carol Denny says:

    We are going to the family cottage for thanksgiving weekend.

  39. We’ll cook up a few side dishes and go to my parents for dinner on thanksgiving. Our halloween plans havn’t been decided yet.

  40. Going to be spending Thanksgiving at home this year and will be handing out candy on Halloween.

  41. I’m having the family over for turkey dinner with all the trimmings, on Thanksgiving.

  42. Erica Seaman says:

    Having a nice family turkey dinner for ThanksGiving and dressing up to give out treats to the little Hooligans on Halloween.

  43. Elizabeth Robinson says:

    I always dress up for the kids on Halloween.

  44. Doris Humber says:

    We plan on decorating the front yard this year.

  45. I plan on having all my family over for a big Thanksgiving dinner and visiting all day.

  46. We will take the kids out trick or treating

  47. Karla Sceviour says:

    I`m having a big turkey diner for Thanksgiving with fanily,I don`t have any plans for halloween.

  48. Nicole Jubleew says:

    I’m planning a big Thanksgiving dinner with friends and family.

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  50. Wanda Bee says:

    We will be having Thanksgiving dinner at our house with our kids.

  51. I plan on decorating for Halloween and handing out treats!

  52. My parents are coming to our place for Thanksgiving and Halloween will be a night of trick or treating!

  53. Halloween a group of us get together and go to the Fan Expo Halloween Party.

  54. Debbie Bashford says:

    hosting Thanksgiving this year

  55. Crystal Porter says:

    Making some pumpkin treats for Thanksgiving, not sure if anything is going on at moms or if we are having turkey here yet.

  56. I’ll be visiting my brother and his wife for Thanksgiving. He’s promised a yummy meal :)
    For Halloween, I’m going all out because it’s my favourite holiday. I’m decorating the yard and front porch, making pumpkin and ghost cookies and pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes decorated like witch hats.

  57. We don’t really decorate for Hallowe’en per se but we do for Autumn Harvest. I take my kids trick or treating while my hubby hands out the candy.

  58. I will be taking my kids out Trick or Treating!

  59. Cheryl MacPhail says:

    We plan on having the whole family at my moms for thanksgiving.

  60. krystyl olson says:

    We Plan on going my dad and his Girlfriends house for Thanksgiving. not too much in the way of plans in comparison to other years. it’s kind of nice :)

  61. For Thanksgiving we had a family dinner at my mothers house.

  62. Elva Roberts says:

    Since my husband is disabled, and even before, we usually celebrated important holidays at our home. Our family is grown up with children, and grandchildren of their own. It is difficult to get everyone together at one time. We did manage it last Christmas Eve.
    We had twelve people here for a Thanksgiving Turkey dinner. Two of my daughters helped me out and did the cleanup. It is wonderful to have some of the grandchildren and greatgrandchildren here for the meal.
    We had my daughter, her daughter in law and her grandson(our oldest greatgrandson) here for the weekend.
    We had lots of food, delicious gravy, apple crisp, lemon pie and pumpkin pie, icecream included for dessert. We has all home cooking, including rolls, coleslaw, dressing and cranberry sauce. We were very happy with hosting Thanksgiving.

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