What a daft thing this Halloween trick and treat is. Getting children to go round to houses and cajole strangers into giving them sweets, when all year round they are told not to accept them from people they don't know.
How to avoid answering the doorbell is to get yourself a brace of bichons who launch themselves at the door and then sound like the Very Large Dogs that they think they are. Children just run away.
I'm not such a killjoy though. Look here and you will see a beautiful Jackie Lawson card