To Teal, Or Not To Teal | Endless Inspirations

TO TEAL, OR NOT TO TEAL?

By Totally Wendy

A few days ago, a craft savvy friend of mine mentioned she was planning to decorate her apartment balcony with an assortment of fall pumpkins. The focal point of her display was to be a beautiful teal pumpkin. Uh, oh!

Don’t get me wrong, I love teal!

Teal is such a beautiful color: the perfect plumage of a proud peacock, perfect clothing color during our Texas Fall (You know, those weeks before Christmas which are slightly less fiery than July).  So, what’s not to like about a trendy, beautiful fall arrangement starring a teal pumpkin?

Well, there is a pretty serious problem with my friend’s idea. You might even say the problem is deadly.  

Sound overly dramatic?

No, not really.

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See, a teal pumpkin is not just a trendy fall decoration. It has a very special meaning… not unlike our generation’s Pink Ribbon, or the Gold Star emblem of the Greatest Generation.

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Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) has adopted The Teal Pumpkin Project to help children with serious food allergies enjoy Trick-or-Treating.  

Displaying a Teal Pumpkin is an indication to children (and their cautious parents) that your home will offer treats, instead of or in addition to the standard array of bite-sized candies.

Imagine a world where children with dangerous food allergies won’t have to dump their entire bag of treats just because of one innocuous peanut-laden candy bar.

Imagine the relief of anxious parents who hover at the curb, Epi-Pen at the ready.

To Teal or not to Teal?

That is the question, my friends… a serious question.

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And if you decide to display a trendy, beautiful teal pumpkin, please do it responsibly.

For information on The Teal Pumpkin Project, and how you can participate, visit FARE at www.foodallergy.org.

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When Nick P. first started blogging about crafting, he was single. Now he's married. Think about how crafting can help you in YOUR life.