Fun Fact of the Day: 27.Dressing up as ghouls and other spooks originated from the ancient Celtic tradition of townspeople disguising themselves as demons and spirits. The Celts believed that disguising themselves this way would allow them to escape the notice of the real spirits wandering the streets during Samhain.
Fun Fact of the Day: The owl is a popular Halloween image. In Medieval Europe, owls were thought to be witches, and to hear an owl’s call meant someone was about to die.
I have decided to write for holiday decorating companies. The companies that decorate the streets, a company, or the outside of a neighbor’s home.
Like most people, I enjoy a beautifully decorated home during the holidays. I like when neighborhoods have decoration wars.
The other day, I watched a show where they judged “The Tacky Lights Tour”. I can understand why it was called tacky.
In my last post, I stated “Go Big”. That the less is more does not apply. After seeing some of these homes, I can say, I was wrong.
Although, when I said “Go Big”, I meant with style. Some of these homes had no structure to their decoration. It truly was tacky. They had 4 or 5 themes going all at once.
There was too much for the eye to process. You could spend hours looking and still not see everything these people had up around their homes.
There were too many color schemes. The lights were everywhere. And in too many colors. Some blinking, some cascading. White mixed with color. It was an epileptic seizure waiting to happen.
Frosty and Santa having cookies, milk, and carrots with Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus. The elves were wrapping the gifts from the Three Wise Men. And dancing penguins?
In my opinion, the tackiest thing of all, those inflatable decorations. Most of the characters they have as these inflatable things, have nothing to do with Christmas. Its just some companies way of making money off of us during this time of year.
Personally, my decorations are subtle and powerful. I am an old fashion decorator. Only lights, garland, and wreaths.
I am not Clark Griswald, but I do put up a lot of lights. After all, the Festival of Lights is going on.
There is one ornament I put in my yard that is not there year round. A few years ago, I picked up an old style street post. The bulb inside resembles a candle and even flickers like one. It fits the theme I use every year.
I was decorating for Halloween when I realized I wanted to help companies that decorated houses with their businesses. There are only 2 other people on my street that decorate for Halloween and while I was putting mine up, I thought how great it would be if neighborhoods started to compete for best Halloween decorations.
I have read, decorating for Halloween is becoming just as big as decorating for Christmas. Soon it will be for Valentine’s Day, Easter, and the Fourth of July too. This is why I want to write for these companies. Grab the market early.