All Hallows Eve, Samhain, or All Saints Eve– no matter what you call it, Halloween is full of chills, thrills, and the most frightening fun you’ll have all year. It’s also one of those occasions that’s more of a season than a holiday, as people in many countries kick off the ghoulish festivities weeks in advance of the memorable night with decorations, costume parties, and all night scary movie fests.
In a global sense, Halloween has a long and fascinating history, with known versions of it dating as far back as the Celtic days in pagan Ireland. But it has a more localized history as well, one that’s made up of your family and friends’ warm but blood-curdling memories of it.
Needless to say, this is the history that means the most to you, the one you’ll want to note down and remember perfectly. But how can we do that? How can we capture these memories in the first place? How do we save photos online, for instance? Just as importantly, how do we gather all the scary and fun filled moments from all the sources we now have available. There has to be a solution, right?
There was a time when the only ways to remember Halloween was through folktales, personal testimony, and the occasional picture we managed to snap at just the most amusing or gruesome time. But then came the digital age and the ability to preserve more and more of those great Halloween moments. Now that we have the technology, it’s just a matter of keeping up.
And you’ll have to admit that there’s a lot to keep up with these days. Like we said, Halloween is a season now, more like a two-week festival than something we celebrate for a single day before going back to our routines and normalcy. That’s one of the reasons Halloween has become even more popular the last several years, but it’s also made preserving it that much more necessary.
It’s hard to know where to begin with an extended event like Halloween. Do we concentrate on the preparations, on decorating the house or gathering up materials old and new for the amazing and ridiculous costumes? Or do we focus on the kids and their trick or treating and parties? These are the types of questions we sometimes still have, in spite of all the high tech ways we have of keeping the fun intact for posterity.
There’s no doubt that is a wonderful problem to have, one we couldn’t even conceive of during Halloweens past, much less navigate successfully. But the joy it carries doesn’t mean it’s any easier to solve.
Fortunately, we’ve learned to do exactly that. We’ve learned to capture an incredible amount of wonderfully spooky Halloween memories using platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. The result is that we can now preserve all the best part of Halloween, from the costume design and trick or treating to the great parties and their exciting build up.
None of these are new practices anymore. We know very well how to share our Halloween digital memories on Instagram and we’ve made the transition from paper invitations and word-of-mouth to touting our events on Facebook. We’ve also started to build up the Halloween suspense by sending quick messages back and forth on WhatsApp.
As you can see, this represents a radical change from the way we preserved the past before. It’s been a true revolution in memories. But with Kumbu, you and your family can take that next great step in the memory revolution. Kumbu allows you to preserve memories from every source imaginable, not just the ones you generate yourself.
That means you don’t have to sacrifice any of the ghosts, mummies, and superheroes you’ll encounter this Halloween. With Kumbu’s incredible ability to save memories from just about everywhere online, you can experience all the joyous terror again and again without missing a thing.