Friday, October 23, 2009


Looking at the level of decorating that now seems the norm for Halloween, I have decided the holiday has morphed into Halloweenimas. I'm not sure whether I should be amused or horrified by the large blow up ghosts and full light displays that are proliferating. I love Halloween and its aesthetic but I guess I'm used to the old fashioned paper scarecrow on the door and a few pumpkins on the porch approach to decorating.

Maybe it's because this new hyper Halloween decorating seems driven by something more than holiday spirit. A marketing scheme to sell more Christmas perhaps? I can just imagine some ad agency brainstorming ways to make people feel the need to use twinkle lights year round. When I get past that image I can almost enjoy Halloweenimas in all its orange twinkle light glory.

1 comment:

ep said...

I'm on the fence with this one, too. I still live in a city and love that the people on the next block go all out and decorate and host a halloween block party. And I don't mind Halloweenie decorations in stores while I am shopping - it's festive and I like fall. What i don't like is show it does just seem a build-up to the santa display which is hovering at the edge of the pumpkin patch.