Displays are over the top

I FEEL I must express my sadness as I walked around Alnwick this morning.

Everywhere seems to have gone OTT on Hallowe’en.

The shops have witches and brooms on lots of their displays and on their packaging. I even saw cake packets and sweets with images of witches and brooms and scary things printed on them.

Some little ones are quite fearful of such images, so why bombard them with this somewhat negative and expensive produce?

I am sure that shopkeepers hope to increase their turnover with the selling of all this paraphernalia but I personally will be very pleased when this is all over and we can look forward to the display of the pretty Christmas lights in our shops and around our lovely town of Alnwick.

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