Thursday, October 29, 2009

Happy Halloween or is it Merry Christmas

This may seem strange, but I consider Halloween the official start of Christmas. I am sure it started as a child, but really it was owning a store that cemented it for me.

At the store Christmas merchandise would start arriving in September. By October 1st, everything was priced and the theme for the holiday was selected. ( A theme is a must!) On Halloween night we would close early and while everyone else was getting sick on candy or scared out of their wits, we transformed our store into a winter wonderland (or whatever the theme was that year).

This year I am particularly anxious to "get festive". Nothing like a heaping serving of hope all wrapped in ribbon and glitter... to make you feel light and happy.


Anali said...

Happy Halloween cuz! ; )

Christinaw said...

I love your gourd arrangement in the yard! I admire it every time the dogs and I walk past. I'll look forward to seeing the Christmas decorations appear!

P.S. We must get together soon!

Enyasi said...

So glad you like the gourd arrangement in the front yard, I will post some pictures including photos of the original arrangement that inspired our interpretation. :-)

Bonita said...

Oh, it was so good to see this little pumpkin again ...and think again about the way we transformed In Bloom every year for Christmas...good times!