Aug 8, 2022

The Crypt Creaks Open!

In case you're not on the mailing list from last year, sign ups are now open!


The full moon shines down on a forgotten cemetery. The pale light creates an ethereal silver glow as it reflects over an ever present ground fog. The fog breaks slightly as a black cat bounds between the headstones and stops at the door to an ancient stone crypt. The door creaks open slowly with the weight of centuries. Stale air and a warm, flickering orange glow begin to spill out. "Ah, it's good to be alive," you think. "Again."

On behalf of Michelle and myself, welcome back to the annual blogger Countdown to Halloween!

If you'll be joining us this year, head over to the link in the top right column.
Feel free to pass it on to any like minded spirits!

We're still hopping on all social platforms so please include a link back to the Countdown site (countdowntohalloween.blogspot.com) on your posts.

You can also use #countdowntohalloween & #countdowntohalloween2022 as those are followed on Instagram to look for things to repost from our account (instagram.com/countdowntohalloweenblog)

Our theme this year is old school Trick or Treat. Classic plastic mask/smock costumes, pillowcases full of candy, you get the idea.

We've got a groovy ghoul cooking up blog badges and we'll post those in the coming weeks.

Jul 6, 2022

*Creepy Wave* HEY! Countdown To Midsummer Scream #CountdowntoHalloween2022 #CountdowntoHalloween


Hello my Creeptastic friends! 

It is only Summer still here...sigh...*chuckles* I know so many of you are waiting patiently for the Boo-months to get here and cooler weather. It will be here sooner than you know. Until then, I thought I would share an event going on in July.

Countdown to Midsummer Scream was sent to me via email and looks fang-tastic! Cheers with Chelsea puts on this event and I wanted to share if you want to participate. It looks like it is a photo challenge. FUN!


If you have a Summer event...email me (nailamoon1968 at gmail dot com) and let me know about it and I will post it here.  Also, be watching soon for Halloween Challenge 2022 information. We all know that is a scream! *wink*

Your Master Crypt Keeper,
Michelle





Dec 27, 2021

Crypt is closed! See you in 2022


Hello my creepy friends. I had not closed the crypt quite yet to allow for Creepmas if someone wanted to post about it.

However, now has come the time! This crypt is closed until August of 2022. It has been fun but ghoulish at the same time. Let us hope as we tiptoe (or monster stomp) into 2022 that things will be healthier and orange in glow.

Happy New Year!

Michelle

PS> You can still find Dex and me over at Instagram and our page is still up and strong there too. Any questions, drop me an email  nailamoon1968atgmaildotcom

Nov 22, 2021

Make Creepmas Your Own

 
Hello Cryptkeepers! I wanted to pass along this message posted on Creepmas.com recently.


Howdy, folks - Chad here. When Ed & I started this site in 2011, aggressive Christmas creep (seeing Christmas stuff in stores before Halloween) wasn't something everybody was talking about, and creepy Christmas concepts were still rare and mostly related to The Nightmare Before Christmas.

10 years later, Creepmas has taken on a life of its own on the web and this site has become somewhat redundant. Pandemic notwithstanding, last year saw a huge drop in participation for both the Blogroll and the creative challenge largely, I believe, because so many other people are doing their own thing with it.

And hey, cool! We're glad it's taken off! But it also seems that this site has run its course. So for 2021, we're gonna take a year off and see how things go. Maybe we'll jump start something new for 2022, maybe not. Time will tell.

To everybody that's participated and  had fun with us for the last decade, thanks, and have a very scary, Merry Creepmas!

 
While they're won't be an "official" Creepmas blog-along this year, don't let that stop you from celebrating the 13 Days of Creepmas however you want!

Nov 7, 2021

2021 Survey

 
Hope everyone is doing well out there and getting over what I call the Halloween Hangover. You know, that feeling you get on November 1st that the season is "officially" over? I just finished putting away my decorations this weekend. If Christmas can stay up until mid-January, we can give Halloween an extra week right?
 
Anyway, we've cooked up a little survey for you all to see if there's anything we can do to make your Countdown experience better.

I promise it's very short and we'd love to hear from you!

Nov 1, 2021

Information and Creepmas



Hello my fellow Creepers!

Is Halloween over? Well, technically,, yes but I know many of you celebrate 365 so carry on. Otherwise, the countdown has started over until 2022!

I am popping in today to let you know about The 13 Days of Creepmas. I went over to see if there was a badge for those of you that indulge a little more but did not find one. However, if you are interested, here is some info. (below)

 I think Dex is in charge of this one along with The Great Pumpkin Cult. I have included some information here along with the link. Enjoy a little longer! ;)

Do not forget, survey is coming soon and also, I am looking into those shirts/ badges so stay tuned to order.

Michelle, MCC

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THE 13 DAYS OF CREEPMAS 2020

If you're new to Creepmas or need a refresher, check out these links:

You can also find out "How to Participate" so you can join the rest of the festive ghouls around the web. Even if you don't participate, we'd appreciate you spreading the Hallowday cheer on social media to drag in a few more bodies.

To join the frightful festivities, leave a comment below (or email Chad) with your blog/website name and link, add one of the badges below to your blog/site, then post your creepiest Christmas content December 1-13!

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Join in on social media by tagging posts #Creepmas or #MakingCreepmas