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Halloween Fun Facts and Safety Tips

October 28th, 2014 by

Did you know that over $2 billion will be spent on Halloween candy this year?  Or how about $330 million on just pet costumes?

We know that Halloween is one of children’s favorite holidays.  The chance to dress up in a costume and fill bags with candy is a sure way to excite any youngster.  (Plus, the fact that the average trick-or-treater consumes the equivalent of 220 packets of sugar on this holiday doesn’t hurt either.) For parents, though, the night can be a little stressful as you worry about your kids’ safety.

With that in mind, we have compiled an infographic with 31 interesting statistics and facts associated with Halloween along with a brief list of safety tips.  We encourage you to take a look at it just in case there is a tip or two that will help you avoid any potential accidents or danger.

The full list can be found below.

Happy Halloween!

Halloween Infographic

Safety Tips

Trick-or-treating

  • Make sure your children take flashlights so they can avoid tripping over obstacles on the sidewalk or in yards.  Flashlights and glow sticks will also help your children be seen by motorists.
  • If you allow your older kids to go out without your supervision, make sure they go out in a group.  Don’t ever allow your kids to go out alone or even in pairs; make sure they go out with at least 3-4 other kids.
  • Map out their route so you know where they will be and when they should be home.
  • Tell your kids to only stop at familiar homes where you know the residents and where the outside lights are on.
  • Instruct your kids to WALK from house to house and NEVER run.
  • Make sure your kids know to never enter anyone’s home, to never accept rides from strangers, and to never take shortcuts through yards or other dimly lit areas.

Costumes

  • Costumes should be light enough to be clearly visible to motorists.  You may even want to add reflective tape to both your child’s costume and bag.
  • Make sure your child’s costume is labeled flame-resistant.
  • Costumes should be short to prevent trips and falls.
  • Try cosmetic face paint rather than a mask.   Masks, especially on children, may not fit properly and can obstruct vision.
  • Be sure to remove all face paint that night to prevent skin irritation.

Candy

  • Don’t allow your child to eat any candy before you have a chance to inspect it for choking hazards or tampering.
  • Only permit your child to eat candy that is unopened in its original wrapper.  Any homemade or unwrapped candy should be discarded.
  • A good way to prevent your kids from eating any candy before they get home is to make sure you give them a meal or snack right before they go out.
  • Above all else, limit the amount of candy your child eats after they get home or you will be dealing with one big stomachache.

Adults

  • Use additional caution when driving a vehicle.   Lookout for children who might run into traffic from behind parked cars or other obstacles.
  • Turn on your porch and any other exterior lights to welcome trick-or-treaters to your home.
  • Remove any obstacles from your lawns, steps or porches that could be a tripping hazard for children or adults.
  • Keep all jack-o’-lanterns from doorsteps or steps where a child could brush by the flame with their costume.
  • If you keep your jack-o’-lantern inside, place it on a sturdy table away from curtains or other ignitable decorations and out of reach from children and pets.

Let’s Go, Folks. Only 8 Days Left!

October 16th, 2014 by

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We need to get the box filled up.  We have to ship it off next Friday, the 24th.  We’re open M-F 9-6 and Sat 10-3.

Download this flyer and bring in some goodies for the troops!  They’ll appreciate it and you’ll feel good for donating to this worthy cause.

Operation Give Flyer


Operation Christmas Stocking

October 13th, 2014 by

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Pak Mail Anderson Mill is a proud supporter of Operation Christmas Stocking, sponsored by Operation Give.  We have a box by our front door to collect your donations.  We need to get as much as possible as soon as possible to ensure everything can be delivered in time for Chriatmas.

Please go to http://www.operationgive.org/index.php/donate/our-operations/op-christmas-stocking/ to find out more and to see a list of items to donate.

Let’s show our military how much we appreciate their service!




Why Choose Pak Mail

Pak Mail Anderson Mill is a full service packing and shipping store as well as a custom crating and freight shipping company. We are located in Austin and proudly serve Austin, Round Rock, Cedar Park, Leander, Pflugervlle, and all surrounding areas. Request a Free Online Estimate or call us at 512-249-SHIP (7447).

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