Its Finally October Which Means Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

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Halloween is the season for little ghosts and goblins to take to the roads, requesting treat and frightening each other senseless. Spooky stories are told around flames, unnerving films show up in theaters and pumpkins are carefully cut into jack-o’- lanterns.

In the midst of all the  haunted houses, massive amounts of candy and tons of pumpkins, the starting points of Halloween are frequently neglected. Yet Halloween is substantially more than just ensembles and sweet; indeed, the occasion has a rich and intriguing history.

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Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

Halloween Jigsaw Puzzles

The History Of Halloween


Halloween, otherwise called All Hallows’ Eve, can be followed back around 2,000 years to a pre-Christian Celtic celebration held around Nov. 1 called Samhain (purported “sah-win”), which signifies “summer’s end” in Gaelic, as per the Indo-European Etymological Dictionaries. Since ancient records are meager and fragmentary, the precise way of Samhain is not completely saw, but rather it was a yearly public meeting toward the harvest’s end year, a period to assemble assets for the winter months and bring creatures over from the fields. Samhain is likewise thought to have been a period of communing with the dead, as per folklorist John Santino.

“There was a conviction that it was a day when spirits of the dead would traverse into the other world,” Santino told Live Science. Such snippets of move in the year have dependably been thought to be exceptional and extraordinary, he included.

Halloween gives a protected approach to play with the idea of death, Santino said. Individuals take on the appearance of the living dead, and fake tombstones enhance front gardens — exercises that wouldn’t go on without serious consequences at different times of the year, he said.

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In any case, as per Nicholas Rogers, a history educator at York University in Toronto and creator of “Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night” (Oxford University Press, 2003), “there is no hard confirmation that Samhain was specifically dedicated to the dead or to ancestor love.

“As indicated by the ancient adventures, Samhain was the time when tribal people groups paid tribute to their vanquishers and when the sidh [ancient mounds] may reveal the superb royal residences of the divine forces of the underworld,” Rogers composed. Samhain was less about death or evil than about the changing of seasons and preparing for the lethargy (and resurrection) of nature as summer swung to winter, he said.

In spite of the fact that an immediate association in the middle of Halloween and Samhain has never been demonstrated, numerous researchers believe that in light of the fact that All Saints’ Day (or All Hallows’ Mass, observed Nov. 1) and Samhain, are so near one another on the logbook, they impacted one another and later consolidated into the festival now called Halloween.

Uninvited Guest Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle

Uninvited Guest Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle

Trick or Treat


The custom of dressing in outfits and trap or-treating may do a reversal to the act of “mumming” and “guising,” in which individuals would camouflage themselves and go way to-entryway, requesting nourishment, Santino said. Early outfits were usually camouflages, regularly woven out of straw, he said, and in some cases individuals wore ensembles to perform in plays or productions.

The practice might likewise be identified with the medieval custom of “souling” in Britain and Ireland, when destitute individuals would thump on entryways on Hallowmas (Nov. 1), requesting nourishment in return for petitions to God for the dead.

Trick or-treating didn’t begin in the United States until World War II, yet American children were known not out on Thanksgiving and request sustenance — a practice known as Thanksgiving asking, Santino said.

Halloween Themed Jigsaw Puzzle

Halloween Themed Jigsaw Puzzle

“Mass sales ceremonies are pretty basic, and are usually connected with winter occasions,” Santino said. While one custom didn’t fundamentally bring about the others, they were “comparable and parallel,” he said.

By the late 1800s, the convention of playing tricks on Halloween was entrenched. In the United States and Canada, the tricks included tipping over outhouses, opening agriculturists’ doors and egging houses. Be that as it may, by the 1920s and ’30s, the festivals all the more nearly looked like a boisterous square party, and the demonstrations of vandalism got more genuine.

A few individuals believe that in light of the fact that tricking was beginning to get hazardous and insane, folks and town pioneers started to empower sprucing up and tricks or-regarding as a sheltered distinct option for doing tricks, Santino said.

However, Halloween was as much a period for merriments and amusements as it was for playing tricks or requesting treats. Apples are connected with Halloween, both as a treat and in the round of bobbing for apples, a diversion that the pilgrim period in America was utilized for fortune-telling. Legend has it that the first individual to cull an apple from the water-filled pail without utilizing his or her hands would be the first to wed, by book “Halloween and Commemorations of the Dead” (Chelsea House, 2009) by Roseanne Montillo.

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Monsters Night Out Halloween Jigsaw Puzzle

Apples were likewise a piece of another type of marriage prediction. As per legend, on Halloween (now and again at the stroke of midnight), young ladies would peel an apple into one consistent strip and toss it behind her. The apple skin would as far as anyone knows land fit as a first’s fiddle letter of her future spouse’s name.

Another Halloween custom included looking in a mirror at midnight by candlelight, for a future spouse’s face was said to show up. (A frightening variety of this later turned into the “Tomato juice and vodka” custom well known to numerous schoolgirls.) Like numerous such youth recreations, it was likely done for the sake of entertainment, however in any event a few individuals considered it important.

Some fervent Christians have expressed worry that Halloween is some way or another evil in light of its roots in agnostic custom. However, ancient Celts did not love anything looking like the Christian devil and had no understanding of it. Truth be told, the Samhain celebration had since a long time ago vanished when the Catholic Church started oppressing witches in its quest for evil schemes. What’s more, obviously, dark felines don’t have to have any relationship with witchcraft to be viewed as evil — essentially crossing their way is viewed as misfortune any day of the year.

Concerning current Halloween, Santino, writing in “American Folklore: An Encyclopedia” (Garland, 1996), noticed that “Halloween convictions and customs were conveyed to North America with Irish settlers, then by the colossal rushes of Irish foreigners escaping the first’s starvations half of the nineteenth century. Known in the North American mainland since pilgrim days, by the twentieth’s center century Halloween had turned out to be to a great extent a kids’ vacation.” Since that time, the occasion’s fame expanded dramatically as grown-ups, groups and establishments, (for example, schools, grounds and business haunted houses) have grasped the event.

Through the ages, different extraordinary elements — including pixies and witches — came to be connected with Halloween, and over a century prior in Ireland, the event was said to be a period when spirits of the dead could come back to their old frequenting grounds. Taking on the appearance of ghosts or witches got to be popular, however as the occasion turned out to be more widespread and more marketed (and with the landing of mass-fabricated ensembles), the determination of masks for children and grown-ups significantly extended past creatures to incorporate everything from superheroes to princesses.

How To Glue And Frame A Jigsaw Puzzle

At 24,000 pieces and over 14 feet long, LIFE: The Great Challenge by Educa is one of the most detailed puzzles you will ever see

So you’ve finished your jigsaw puzzle, but what now? You can glue and frame your jigsaw puzzles for all to see and enjoy! This how to guide will show you everything you need to do to make gluing and framing your jigsaw puzzles as simple as possible.


It’s vital to put a bit of cardboard, wax paper, or something comparable underneath your puzzle before you glue. This will keep the puzzle from sticking to your table or surface.

Picking a puzzle glue

Suns Out Jigsaw Puzzle Preserver Glue

There are many forms of puzzle glue, including spray on, powder and liquid. Our puzzle specialists lean toward liquid in light of the fact that it is pre-blended, dissimilar to the powder, and will coat more equally than spay-on sorts. A few brands, as Educa jigsaw puzzles, furnish powdered glue with puzzles more than 500 piece puzzles. In the event that you decide to use the powder glue – just make sure you blend it correctly! You need glue that seals clear, strong, and solid.

Applying the jigsaw puzzle glue

The most straightforward approach to glue your puzzle is to really pour the glue right on top of the puzzle and after that, a bit of cardboard or a business card to spread the glue around. There is usually a brush attached to the container top and you can use that to spread the glue along the puzzle’s edges. Some glues will take up to 4 hours to bond, seal and dry.

Be cautious! Too much glue can warp or peel your puzzles.

Jigsaw Puzzle Tips

On the off chance that the edges twist up to some degree after the glue has dried, try turning the puzzle over and brushing a layer of glue on the back. At the point when this dries, it will ordinarily pull itself level once more. Then again, if the whole puzzle is dry, you can cover the surface and place underneath any weighted object that is heavier than puzzle.

Buffalo Games Puzzle Presto Glue Mat

It’s best to not use glue at all on metallic jigsaw puzzles. (polished, lenticular, and so forth.) For these, we suggest utilizing Puzzle Presto by Buffalo Games. This is a cement paper that is connected to the puzzle’s back and holds it together in planning for mounting.

Dry mounting & Framing

The most ideal approach to show your puzzle once it is glued is to have it mounted or framed in glass.

Best Things Designed to Look Like Jigsaw Puzzle Pieces

For those of us that LOVE jigsaw puzzles, we know that they’re more than just a hobby. The puzzle piece look can also be decorative–and even functional! Check out these great designs in the shape of puzzle pieces for things such as cutting boards, chairs, and more!

1. Puzzleboard cutting boards

2. Puzzle wine rack

3. Puzzle rugs

4. Puzzle benches/end tables

5. Puzzle mirror

6. Puzzle alarm clock… that only shuts off once you correctly arrange the pieces!

7. Puzzle cookie cutter

8. Puzzle storage


Puzzle Penpals

In August, we posted about jigsaw puzzle swaps. With swaps, you can send and receive jigsaw puzzles from all over the country. But recently we discovered Mallory’s blog where she has put a new spin on puzzles in the mail.

Mallory is a creative woman with a lot of long distance family. To keep in touch with the younger bunch and foster a close relationship with them across the miles, Mallory has found fun, interactive ways to communicate.

One way she came up with was penpal puzzles!

The concept is simple: she finds a puzzle that her cousin (or niece of nephew) would like (with an appropriate piece count for their age), she puts it together, then she flips it over and writes a note on the back.

Then she breaks it up to send.

And voila! The kiddos get a fun new gift, an educational and interactive activity, and a letter to cherish from a loving family member!

The same thing could work for adult family and friends, though it might take you a little longer to accomplish! It would make an additionally wonderful gift for grandparents using a custom jigsaw puzzle with a beloved family photo.

Holiday Gift Guide: 1000 Piece Christmas Puzzles

One thousand piece puzzles are one step up from 500 piece puzzles, and these Christmas ones should really get you in the holiday spirit! Get a few family members together and these puzzles will come together quickly and easily, hopefully with lots of laugh and laughter to share while you do them!

Nutcracker Collection by Springbok. 24 x 30.

santa on the roof puzzle

Special Delivery by Springbok. 24 x 30.

cat christmas puzzle

Chasing Snowflakes by SunsOut. 27 x 35.

family christmas puzzle

Trimming the Tree by Cobble Hill. 26.625 x 19.5

Santa’s Flying Merkel by Cobble Hill. 19.25 x 26.625.

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Quilting Santa by SunsOut. 20 x 27.

Santa’s Cat Nap by SunsOut. 20 x 27.

Still need some last minute stocking stuffers? Try out these!

Gift Card Maze, $5.99

Gift Card Maze – In order to get the gift, the recipient has to roll a ball through a bi – level maze to unlock the gift! Talk about an incentive! It is so much more fun than just getting a gift card! Plus, it is fun to watch the person work to solve the puzzle.

Family Talk – Faith Edition, $6.74

Family Talk: Faith Edition – A fun portable conversation game designed to keep today’s busy families connected. The game includes 100 conversation cards. Simply pick a card, ask the question and get a surprising and often hilarious glimpse into the hearts and minds of your family members. Diverse topics reveal surprising answers, even from hard-to-talk-to teens. This new Faith Edition features reflective questions to inspire a caring, giving and faith filled attitude.

Christmas Puzzleball – Santa and Snowman by Ravensburger. 54 pieces.

Puzzleball – Santa and Snowman holiday puzzleball features perfectly crafted, curved puzzle pieces that fit together exactly for an easy to assemble puzzle sphere that looks great as a Christmas ornament or decoration for the holiday season. Each puzzleball is 54 pieces and measures 3″ in diameter when assembled. No glue required – the plastic pieces snap together and stay in place when complete.