The concept I was working with was this:
If you ran out of Halloween candy, what else could you give out?
I drew from my own experience to create part of this card. I didn't run out of Halloween candy, but I did run out of Easter candy this year. I was filling plastic Easter eggs for our neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt. We HAD to bring 24 eggs. That was the commitment. But I ran out of candy at about 16 eggs.
I was like, "Oh no!" Then I sat there for a while, staring at the wall. Finally, I started to think about what else we could put in the eggs. Something of value... something that we had on hand...
"How about we fill them with some coupons we're not planning to use?" I asked my husband.
"Coupons? Like to the grocery store?" he inquired.
"The parents might be really like that," I added, warming to the idea. "It could be a hit."
Jack was unconvinced. "I think we should just write some advice on paper, and stick that into the eggs," he said.
"Huh. Do you want to write all the advice and cut the paper?"
He reconsidered. "Do the coupons."
I tried to be thoughtful in my coupon selection. (Choosing more day-to-day items, such as paper towels, instead of specialty items like relish.) But after the big hunt, I spotted some coupons strewn about the grass, all stomped on and crushed. Evidently, they weren't quite the hit I anticipated. Ungrateful kids.
Anyway, I may have reached a new low, but the good news is that it provided me with some content for my Halloween card. So here, without further ado, are the cartoons from that card.
If you run out of Halloween candy, consider giving out...