Nate’s Monday Morning Message Volume 1,188

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! Hang on to your broomstick, Halloween is here! Congratulations to my team who took third place in our 17th annual pumpkin carving contest – its always amazing to me their creativity and each year they level up their game – and its one of my favorite events we do as a company. From all of us, we hope you have a spooky good Halloween! Let’s make it a great week!


Fun Halloween Facts!

According to, candy corns first appeared on the market around the 1880s, a time when about half of the American workforce was made up of farmers. Because of this, candies were often made into agricultural shapes, such as chicken feed, which we now think of as corn shaped. The change occurred after World War I, when corn became viewed as people food.

Pumpkin carving is a leisurely activity for most, but competitive carver Stephen Clarke set the Guinness World Record in 2013 by completing his masterpiece in under 17 seconds. In order to qualify, the pumpkin had to have a nose, eyes, mouth, and ears.

According to, the first Halloween celebrations can be traced back to the ancient Celts. They lived in the area now occupied by Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France, and celebrated a festival called Samhain on October 31st, just a day beforeAztec, Toltec, and Mayan cultures were celebrating Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. It marked the day before their new year, the start of winter, and a time when the dead were believed to return to Earth.



“Some people are born for Halloween, and some are just counting the days until Christmas.” - Stephen Graham Jones

“If human beings had genuine courage, they’d wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on Halloween.” - Douglas Coupland

“I love that in celebrating Halloween, we can get lost in the magic of make-believe and fantasy no matter what age we are!” - Natalya Neidhart

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