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Ideas for Halloween Sentiments, Greetings and Verses.

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Adding a suitable sentiment can make all the difference to a Halloween project. A great sentiment or greeting can really make a handmade card stand out and is the perfect way to finish a card that you may have spent hours making. Halloween sentiments can be used in a variety of other ways. Use one of the ideas below as inspiration for a scrapbook page or to add to Halloween party invitations or gift tags. Halloween sentiments can also be added to Halloween decorations for an unusual finishing touch. See How to Add Sentiments to Cards for ideas and tips for adding wording to handmade cards.

There are many different types of Halloween sentiments or greetings that are suitable for craft projects. These range from amusing one liners to short, scary ghost stories.

Halloween Quotations

Quotations are a useful addition to many Halloween projects. They make great Halloween sentiments for handmade cards and other projects. Quotations take all forms, from cheeky quips to more thought provoking words, this makes them ideal for serious and amusing Halloween themes for all ages.

Here are some quotations from well known Halloween movies:

Halloween Poems

A spooky poem is perfect for adding to a handmade Halloween card or other craft project. Here are some ideas for a wide variety of poems. These include classic poems by well known poets through to modern verse. Remember to check the copyright conditions before using poems.

Halloween Jokes

Lighten the mood a little with a Halloween joke or two. These are ideal for adding to cards that you have created using cute or amusing characters. These also make great ideas for Halloween sentiments for kids' Halloween craft projects.

Halloween Songs

Song titles or lyrics make an interesting alternative to traditional sentiments and greetings. Pick a title or a few lines from the recipient's favorite band or singer to make the card that little bit extra personal. Children's songs can make good alternatives to poems.

Ghost Stories

Ghost stories can make an interesting alternative to traditional Halloween sentiments. Short ghost stories can be added to a card for an unusual greeting. Campfire ghost stories could make interesting themes for stamping projects. If you are feeling creative, write your own short ghost story and add it to a card or other project and use stamps to illustrate it. Another way to use ghost stories is to print them out and use them as background papers for Halloween stamping projects.

  • Ghosts and Stories - short ghost stories, including some well known stories as well as some that are not so well known
  • James Gang - scary campfire ghost stories
  • Boy Scout Trail - a range of short ghost stories that are ideal for campfires. Bring back memories of being scared witless at camp!
  • American Folklore - spooky and scary short stories
  • Lang.nagoya-u - A collection of longer ghost stories by such authors as Dickens, Hardy, Stoker and Kipling
  • American Folklore - The Black Dog of West Peak and the ghosts of the White House are included in this collection of short ghost stories from around the United States

Halloween Puzzles

A puzzle turns a plain greeting card into a fun activity. This can be a great addition to Halloween cards for children. Either add the puzzle to the front of the card, and decorate with rubber stamping or add the puzzle to the inside as a replacement for a sentiment or greeting. Here are a range of puzzles that are great for children of all ages.

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