I found some really interesting facts over at “Anna’s Halloween Blog“:
Every year the amount of money spent by consumers on Halloween costumes, decorations and candy rises. Even with the economy the way it is, experts predict spending for this Halloween will leap by double digits. With everything going on in the world right now the fun and youthfulness of Halloween couldn’t have come at a better time. The holiday gives everyone a “pass” for the day to slow down, have fun and be a kid again!
The National Retail Federation projects that this year, $5.77 billion (yes, that’s billion with a “B”) will be spent on the holiday, rising from $5.07 billion in 2007, a 14 percent increase.
This is how it breaks down:
* $2.1 billion on costumes
* $1.77 billion on candy
* $1.58 billion on decorations
* $320 million on cards
The way I look at it, that’s a LOT of money being spent on one evening.
I think I’d rather celebrate Halloween by buying something that will last a lifetime… a New Guitar!