I have always had the "Halloween House" on the block. Kids tell me that they save my house for last. Very flattering, indeed. I have parents coming by, even without their kids to see what I've done. Last year, I had a few parents tell me I should charge admission. Even more flattering.
However, I am never going to charge admission because someone once wisely said "If you charge admission, it becomes a job." So very true.
I thought about making a donation box to put at the end of my haunt , but a couple of people said that may be tacky or presumptuous.
The problem is this: If people are willing to give money to see my haunt, why would it be a bad thing to put out a "DONATIONS" box?
I try to add new things to my haunt every year, especially since I seem to be the "destination" of so many TOT's (and their parents). Obviously, adding new stuff means spending more money every year. It would be nice to recoup the expenses, but where do you draw the line?