My favorites are Halloween and Christmas. I have a hard time with Easter because it is a "serious" holiday. I mean it does involve a death, so I don't feel like sweet little bunnies and chicks represent the day properly ,but what do I decorate with? crucifixes?
I have many,too many says my husband,tubs of decorations in our garage and I get a lot of grief for starting too early... I start my Halloween decorating Oct.1st and I have a hard time holding myself back when it comes to Christmas. I am ashamed to say I usually start about... the first weekend in November. That's right, November.
I make Christmas last, although I am done with it before New Years Day and I bring out all my "normal" decor, which I haven't seen since the end of September. It all seems fresh and new by then.
On Halloween we carve pumpkins every year and put them on our deck but no one ever comes to Trick or Treat. For safety reasons the kids stay in one cul-de-sac housing area called "The Trails". The police block off the whole neighborhood so the kids don't have cars and such threatening them. It is nice and the families in that area really go all out... or they leave town for the night. I wish some hooligans would knock on my door this year.
If not... oh well,we'll just eat the candy ourselves, again. :O)
Isn't that the cutest little skeleton ever?