Holidays & Seasonal

Unique & Vintage Halloween Wishes

Say Happy Hallowe’en to friends and family with one of these retro and / or unique new Halloween greetings:

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Actress and classic movie star Debbie Reynolds is at her perky best in this vintage Hallowe’en pose with a plump orange pumpkin.

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A spooktacular blue moon Halloween can be had with greetings from this friendly white ghost. 

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A retro cartoon witch rides her broomstick in front of a Halloween pumpkin in this updated c. 1946 illustration, and cackles her seasonal greetings.

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The original movie “Vamp”, silent film star Theda Bara, sends her Halloween Greetings.

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(Bryce Canyon Raven & Purple Curtains, with Edgar Allen Poe’s The Raven Quote:

Spooky Halloween wishes combine with an extract from Edgar Allen Poe’s spine-tingling 1845 poem The Raven:

“And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain

Thrilled me – filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;

So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating

‘Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door – 

Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; – 

This it is and nothing more.‘ 

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Shakespeare’s immortal lines from Macbeth (1606) inspired this spectral Happy Halloween greeting, with three witches stirring up a spooky orange moon.

Double, double toil and trouble;

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1930s-1940s child star Shirley Temple sends her Happy Halloween wishes!

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A witch on a broomstick and a pumpkin provide a fitting background.

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*Source Images are believed to be in the public domain. Unsplash Photo Credits for Source Images Used in Blended Photos:

  • Blue Moon on Halloween: White Ghost – Tandem X Visuals + Moon – Neven Krmcaek
  • The Raven at Bryce Canyon National Park: Raven – Tyler Quiring + Curtains – Jocelyn Morales

Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & writer Anita Hamilton's articles are inspired by real historical events, places, and people. Her travel experiences, a lifelong keen interest in history, art, vintage music, books, silent films, classic movies, "golden age" television shows, fashion, & entertainment in general - combined with years of research - make her a subject matter expert with acquired knowledge & expertise on these topics. This, and a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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