A few months back I wrote a post on The Order of the Thinned Veil, a Halloween appreciation society for like-minded worshipers of the best holiday! This Halloween club is run by the artist and creator of The Cryptocurium Jason McKittrick and co-founded by artist Sam Heimer. It offers three tiers of membership packages, Candy Corn, Trick or Treat, and All Hallows. Each level has its own perks like exclusive artwork, certificates, hand-painted figurines, invitations to special events, and more Halloween goodies. When you join, you pay a one-time fee, receive one membership package (this isn't a reoccurring monthly subscription), and are a member for the year. Throughout the year you receive access to members-only perks and events.
I ordered the Trick of Treat level membership back in April, and that level membership box was shipped out last week and I received mine this weekend. Opening it up was like getting a dose of Halloween spirit and I felt such a rush of giddiness seeing all that black and orange! I may be stuck in the middle of summer, but joining The Order of the Thinned Veil made me feel realize no matter how much I hate summer, Halloween is right around the corner! I wanted to share my Halloween joy with you and let you take a peek at the treats I received - check out my unboxing photos below:
Unboxing the package, I was greeted with so much happy orange and black!
I love how the inside of the box itself is stamped with Order of the
Thinned Veil! Note: The candy corn inside the package is not vegan, but
I ended up using it for decorative purposes in the pics below - and the
candy corn was good to show scale of some of the items!
Look at all the amazing goodies I received! I'll post about them individually
2017 Order of the Thinned Veil Enamel Membership Pin, official seal of the
Order of the Thinned Veil and symbol of membership. Pin is required
for entrance into OTV events! (1″ x 5/8″)
Order of the Thinned Veil Membership Certificate, hand-inscribed and
signed by both founders and enclosed in a midnight black envelope with an
orange jack o’lantern emblazoned wax seal.
“The Legend of Lantern Jack,” an original tale by Jason McKittrick, printed
on a high quality die-cut antique-style parchment paper.
"With Help From Those Who Went Before" Print by Sam Heimer.
"Celebrating the disappearing but once wold-wide customs of calling on
the spirits of the deceased for guidance, protection, and good fortune during
harvest and hard times. Much like the melting-pot gypsy culture we associate
the seance and fortune-telling with, Halloween draws from many of these old-
world customs, and what may seem like parlor games and party tricks have
deep roots in serious practices." Printed on high quality glossy cardstock
(two prints are included in the Trick or Treat level package - 5" x 7" and
8" x 10"). Also shown is a heartfelt and insightful Order of the Thinned
Veil Welcome Letter written by Lisa Morton, author of
The Halloween Encyclopedia.
“Lantern Jack” Wall Plaque by Jason McKittrick.
The pumpkin-headed revenant told of in New Jersey legends.
Cast in solid resin and individually hand painted.
Comes ready to hang with attached metal latch. (4.5″ x 5.5″)
Pumpkin seeds with included Order of the Thinned Veil drawstring bag.
Includes instructions for planting.
"Halloween Cat Clown" hand-painted figurine by Jason McKittrick.
A jolly and mischievous feline trick or treater from days gone by.
Stands 4″ tall. Signed and numbered.
I also received this boo-tifully batty postcard in my package! How adorable
is this design?
Another shot of my Trick or Treat box from Order of the Thinned Veil, with
all the treats shown!
One thing to note is that it may take some time to receive your package since many things are hand-painted and it's a one-man operation. The Candy Corn level packages shipped last month, the first of the Trick or Treat level packages just shipped, and the All Hallows level packages are expected to ship mid- to late-July. So be patient - their Instagram is a good place to check for announcements when packages are shipping.
My Order of the Thinned Veil package had me grinning from ear-to-ear like a jack-o-lantern, and I am happy I joined this Halloween club. You can join year-round, so it is never too late to get your own Halloween happiness with this membership.
Find out more and order your own Halloween membership on The Order of the Thinned Veil!