What a Halloween 2010 was! This Halloween will go down as one of the coldest in recent years here in Eastern Canada as we shivered and shuffled from door to door with our kids. I know that some of you folks out west had been enjoying some balmy weather before getting a similar winter jolt at about the same time, so I am sure you can identify! Here in Montreal we awoke on October 31st to a thin blanket of snow on the roof our car. In some places, the snow had not melted completely by day’s end. Nonetheless, the kids in our neighborhood braved the cold weather and appeared just as enthusiastic and excited as always.

With Halloween falling on Sunday this year, it also gave us at Oya Costumes an opportunity to relax a bit and prepare together with our family before the main event of trick or treating began. After an incredibly busy month of October, it was great to be able to enjoy the Halloween evening with the family and friends. Every year it never ceases to amaze us how long and hard we work for an event that lasts but an evening. For those of you enjoying the Halloween party scene, wasn’t it great having Halloween on a weekend again? It certainly was great to sleep in on Sunday wasn’t it?

Now that it’s November, we will have to pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and prepare for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, trade shows and all that which is part of our annual cycle that will culminate in Halloween 2011. But before we turn the page on Halloween 2010, we would like to thank our customers, employees and partners that helped to make this year the success that it was. Significantly, this year we worked hard to vastly expand our collection, improve the website, and increase our social media and customer communications. On a social dimension, we also launched a costume collection of gently used costumes for local communities in need. We would like to thank those who volunteered and gave their valuable time and energy to make this collection possible.

Since nothing in this world is perfect, we are just going to work even harder next year to make everything just that much better.