Apparently people haven't always celebrated Halloween the way that we do today, which is weird, because we sort of assumed "Sexy Referee Costume" was one of those timeless classics that had been around since the days of ancient Rome. It turns out people used to actually be kind of charming and thoughtful, instead of just smearing their bodies with glitter and pointedly refusing to drink anything less than 100 proof. Here's an example.

Friends used to send these cards to each other on Halloween. Sort of like a text, but with fewer smiley faces and Doobie Brothers references (what? how do you text your friends??). We think they're great. These are the most subversively creepy ones we could find, because, to us, nothing says Halloween quite like menacing your friends juuuuust a little bit. Enjoy!

Fleur d Lis, Pinterest
Morticia's Morgue, Pinterest
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riptheskull, Flickr
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Dee Dee, Pinterest
Vintage Halloween, Pinterest
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Vintage Halloween, Pinterest
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Judy Cote, Pinterest
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Neato Coolville, Flickr
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