What’s In Your Halloween Treat Bag?

With Halloween quickly approaching, we are all scrambling around trying to find the money to purchase the gobs of candy we hand out to our trick-or-treaters, because money does not grow on trees ya know.  We know that purchasing enough candy for the two hours of fright night is hard to judge, and the last thing you want is angry kids who are told that you ran out of candy.  YIKES!  (if that happens, get ready to get your house egged!)

Yes, it happens.  You mis-calculate the amount of treat bags every year, and I created a little something to help you with your candy consumption.

candy-counterOk, now that you have your candy under control and know exactly the right amount to purchase, you still might be missing something in your treat bags.  What is it you ask?  Now that is a good question, thanks for asking! For me, I look at Halloween Treat Bags as a golden opportunity.  They are a golden opportunity to spread the word about YOUR BLOG!  And who doesn’t want more traffic and more followers to your blog?  We all love it when we get a new subscriber/follower, and we love it when our views skyrocket, and treating your Halloween Candy Bags as gold is another great way to spread the word about your blog!


I create every year, a new blog card to insert in our Halloween Treat Bags. We get about 200 kids in our neighborhood and I can’t pass up this opportunity to hand out 200 blog cards.  This year, I decided not to use the typical treat bags, and rather used the small “Snack Bags” to fill up with candy.  They worked out perfectly!  And, you all know that the parents always check their kids candy when they come home and what will they find in your treat bag?  Your blog card!  Of course, curiosity will get the best of them and you better believe that they will hop on their computer and type in your blog’s address, and if they like what they see, you have just gained a new follower!  Now, isn’t that easy?

If you need some assistance in creating a quick blog card that you can printout at home, let me know and I can help you out!  You don’t want to miss out on this golden opportunity to spread the word about your blog, and this is just another way to do it!  Personally, I carry around my blog cards wherever I go and pass them out, to…everyone!

So there you have it, I have successfully helped you figure out how much candy you will need for your Halloween treat bags and have given you a golden opportunity to make your blog stats soar!  We always have room for another friend, right?

Also, on a side note, I have seen all over the place and on Pinterest where people are designing little match box covers.  Of course I thought these were adorable and are for the little square match boxes with the little wood stick matches.  I had to try to make some for Halloween.  The little Match Boxes are 2″ x 1 1/2″, and yes it is a small area to design something on, but I was up to the challenge.


I just used my Microsoft Publisher software and opened a blank page.  Then I created a box the size of the match box, and added some clipart and my blog’s web address.  Once I liked what I created, I just copied the image a bunch of times to fill an 8 1/2″ x 11″ full sheet sticker paper, printed it out, cutout the design and then stuck them on the match boxes.  (NOTE:  I am going to pass these out to the parents on Halloween night and these match boxes will not be placed in the kids treat bags as kids should not play with matches)  This is just another way of getting the word out about your blog, and everyone needs matches to light candles in their homes, right?  What better way to “keep” your blog in their sight!

Make Your Blog Stats Soar With Some Candy!

Make your blog stats soar with some candy!  No, I am not telling you to bribe anyone to get better stats, but you can be creative and think outside the box a little and get your blog some attention this Halloween.

In our neighborhood, we are certain that we’ll see about 150-200 trick-or-treaters arriving at our house this year, so what better way to get the word out about your blog, than to create some BLOG CALLING CARDS if you don’t already have some.  When you are preparing your candy bags this year, make sure you include one of your blog cards in the candy bag, as we all know that the PARENTS check their kids candy first before any consumption of sugar happens!

Be proud of your blog, and use this opportunity to spread the word about it as it will help you to:

  • Get some new subscribers (we love followers)
  • Increase your blog views (we love those stats)
  • Make some new friends (there is always room for more friends)

I know that I am going to be quite busy up until Halloween with our props, but I would be more than happy to help you create a blog card so that you don’t miss out on an opportunity to help your blog grow.  Let the kids eat some candy, and the parents can peruse your blog!

How Do You Get The Word Out About Your Blog?

You have created a blog, now what?  You need to capture an audience.  You need traffic.  But all of this does not happen overnight, as it takes time and a lot of perseverance to gain loyal readers and followers.  Setting up a blog is a lot of fun as you have many options to choose from, like hundreds of blog themes, interchangeable widgets and a plethora of add-ins to make your blog experience the best ever!

One way to get the word out about your blog, is word of mouth and lots of business cards!  Don’t have a blog card?  We can help you create one!  Everywhere we go, we pass out Nikitaland blog cards and have grown our visitors very quickly.  For example, while we are shopping at PetSmart with Nikita, everyone always wants to pet her (as she has the softest fur ever) and of course, we hand them a blog card so they can keep up with what we are doing, and what Nikita is up to!  Another way we pass out her cards, is by placing a blog card in every eBay package we ship – yet another great way to connect with pet lovers around the world.  (this is how we met our friend Karen and her wonderful family)

Here are a few samples of the blog cards that we have made over the years:

Another way to get the word out about your blog is to create a blog button.  Don’t have a blog button?  We can help you create one!  These blog buttons can be shared with other bloggers to add to their blog and it will gain you more traffic and visitors.  What a great way to increase your traffic, eh?

This is what the blog button will look like

If you would like to ADD our blog button to your blog, here are the steps to do it.  First, go to your Dashboard, then to Appearance, then to Widgets.  Next, under Widgets, click on Text.   Name the text box Nikitaland, and paste the code below into the text box, then click save.  You have now successfully added our blog button to your blog!  (leave us a note that you have added our button to your blog)  Here is the code for our blog:  <a href=”http://www.nikitaland.wordpress.com”><img src=”https://nikitaland.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/blog-button1.jpg&#8221; /></a>

Be creative about how you get the word out about your blog, but do something!  The more you talk about your blog, the better your traffic will be, not to mention all the great people you will meet along the way.  We always have room for more friends!  So, if you need help in creating a blog card, or a blog button, let us know and we’ll help you.  All in all, just don’t start a blog and think that the traffic or followers will come, you need to first write intriguing posts to capture attention, then get to work getting the word out that you’ve got a blog worth following by handing out your business cards and sharing your blog button with other fellow bloggers.  It is all worth it!

Let Us Design Your Business Cards or Blog Cards

Head over to Themes N Things at www.themesnthings.com and let us make you look good!  We have added to our design services we offer and now we’ll design your new business card or create you a blog card, or even a Mommy Calling Card.  In the ever changing world of high tech, why not make your cards stand out to show off the exceptional…YOU!  We start our cards from stratch, so each one will be unique, just like you.  When you are out and about doing your holiday shopping, why not pass out some of your cards?  If you don’t already have a blog card, get one designed for you today and draw more traffic to your blog! 

We’re running a Holiday Special for our design services, so you can get your blog card or business card created for you for just $5.  Once you place your order for your cards and tell us what information you want on them, we’ll go to work immediately to design you a unique card and once completed, we’ll then send you a PDF of your cards.  Then, you just print them out at home, or take your file somewhere to get it printed.  We do it this way so you don’t have to order hundreds of cards like other places do.  You just printout what you need, when you need them. 

We help make you look good!  Order your cards today!  Click HERE to get started! 

Here are a few samples of blog cards that we created for our awesome blog friends: