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The Secret Society of Happy People Shares Tips To Scare Away the Post-Halloween Blues


Halloween is the 2nd largest holiday celebration after Christmas, so some people get post-Halloween blues once the festivities end

Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 31, 2012

Since Halloween is now the 2nd largest holiday celebration, after Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation, with Americans spending over $8 billion to celebrate, it's natural that after the festivities, some people get the post-Halloween blues.

“Practically everyone from kids to adults celebrates Halloween by doing everything from decorating, dressing up, hosting or attending parties, trick-or-treating, or passing out candy,” says Society Founder, Pamela Gail Johnson. Naturally, after the celebrations end, the blues can begin.

Fortunately, the Secret Society of Happy People has five ways to help you scare away the post-Halloween blues:

5. Thirty-minute daily walks. They will boost endorphins, let you relish the fall season, and get you ready for the next food-filled holiday ~ Thanksgiving.
4. Share your Halloween enthusiasm by using your favorite Halloween picture for a holiday greeting post card or include it in your holiday email greeting.
3. Eat the dark chocolate Halloween candy first because it will brighten your spirits.
2. Shop the after Halloween sales for your next year's new Halloween something that makes anticipating next Halloween more fun.
1. Create a Halloween Pinterest board so you can quickly look at your Halloween memories anytime of the year for a bit of nostalgic happiness.

“Halloween is one of the holidays that unite virtually everyone in the celebration fun,” says Pamela. “Some people now feel as passionate about celebrating Halloween as others do about celebrating Christmas.”

Visit to connect with the Secret Society of Happy People on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Secret Society of Happy People Highlights

Founded: August 1998

Purpose: The Secret Society of Happy People encourages the expression of happiness and discourages parade-raining. Parade-rainers are those people who don't want to hear your happy news. And no, we don't tell people to be happy if they aren't or how to be happy.

Creed: As a member of the Secret Society of Happy People I will:

Recognize happiness with the same enthusiasm as I do unhappiness,
Encourage others to share their happiness,
Don't unnecessarily rain on other people's parades.

Members: Thousands from around the world in more than 34 countries

History: The Society gained international recognition in December 1998 when it challenged Ann Landers for discouraging people from writing happy holiday newsletters to enclose with their holiday cards.

Since then the Society has:

  •     Announced the Happiest Events and Moments of 1998-2011
  •     Identified the Thirty-one Types of Happiness
  •     Declared August and August 8th as Happiness Happens Month & Day

        Nineteen governors sent proclamations in 1998

  •     Organized HappyThon, the first online social media event to promote happiness
  •     Organized voting for the Happiest Events, Inventions and Social Changes of the Century
  •     Host Hunt for Happiness Week the 3rd Week of January

        Seven governors sent proclamations in 2006

The Society has been featured in People Magazine, Newsweek and Time, and has been included in stories in Reader's Digest, Prevention, Ladies Home Journal, Harpers, Yoga Journal, SELF, Redbook, Glamour, and New Age Journal. Founder Pamela Gail Johnson was on Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.

Hundreds of print and broadcast outlets throughout the world have covered the Society, including CNN, The Associated Press, USA Today, Good Morning America (ABC), The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, and Los Angeles Times. Parade named the Happiest Events, Inventions and Social Changes of the Century as the “Best List of the Century.”

A few websites that have linked to the Society include:, Good Housekeeping,, and USA Hot Site.

The Society has been included in Think You're the Only One?, 365 Health and Happiness Boosters, Voices of Truth, Every Day's a Holiday Calendar, Chase's Calendar of Events, and Trivial Pursuit's 1990's Edition includes a question about Admit You're Happy Day.

Pamela Gail Johnson has been an Luminary in 2009-2012.

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