Free Printable Halloween Apothecary Labels: 16 different designs.
Plus designed blanks: fill it in for exactly what you need!
These antique-looking Halloween apothecary labels are some of the cutest for decorating. I had a lot of fun designing these, but even more using them! They have multiple uses.
Dressing up food or drink containers with old-fashioned drug store labels adds a unique Halloween look.
Along with 16 different designs, I’ve also included a page of blanks. Designed for Halloween, but with no words written in. Essence of Arsenic, Witches Brew, Poison Hemlock, and Deadly Butterfly Wings are just a few of the designs.
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History of Halloween
Maybe it’s my history major. Or maybe it’s because every single year, I see some people angry on Facebook about Halloween. Some think it’s a pagan holiday and people who celebrate it are un-Christian. Others are pagans themselves and are angry at non-pagans appropriating their holiday.
I wish everyone would just relax. Who doesn’t love a holiday that involves candy and costumes?
After all these centuries, Halloween is a mixture of a bunch of holidays. It has origins in the Celtic practice Samhain.
But as often happens, when a new culture arrives, things get changed. In this case, when the Romans arrived- not one, but two different holidays were combined with it. “The first was Feralia, a day in late October when the Romans traditionally commemorated the passing of the dead. The second was a day to honor Pomona, the Roman goddess of fruit and trees.”
In 1000 A.D., the Church made November 1st All Saint’s Day. The evening before began to be called “All-hollows” (from Middle English Alholowmesse meaning All Saints’ Day).
In early America, the holiday wasn’t celebrated very often due to rigid Protestant beliefs. By the second half of the 19th century, it was a widespread celebration.
A concerted effort was made by newspapers and community leaders in late 1800s was made to make Halloween more about community and get-togethers. Many of the leftover pagan rituals were removed. Games, seasonal food, and costumes became widespread.
And by 2020, pet costumes are becoming increasingly common.
“A Pumpkin and a Princess” shares some great ideas for these labels, including sticking moss in a bottle. Feel free to check out her designs!
You can also use them to label food. At a Halloween party, when guests bring food, just leave out some blank labels and markers. Then they can label exactly what they brought!
• Print options: regular paper works, but I suggest card stock or glossy photo paper.
• All of the files are in pdf below. Click the download button next to the page you want.
• The default size of these is full-page. However, if you want smaller, simply reduce the print size! I have a post on “Resize Printables to Fit Your Planner” that will tell you how.
Free printable Halloween Apothecary Labels
Tell Me What You Did!
I hope you liked these labels! If you want, feel free to comment below telling me how you used the labels.
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