Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

Or is it Merry Christmas???????

Years ago I started something that became a HUGE project.

I had left our full size undecorated Christmas tree up and it was almost the 4th of July.

So just for fun I threw some patriotic paper garlands on it and the grand kids loved it.

Eventually I had tree decorations for Valentines Day, St. Patricks Day, Easter, Fourth of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, my husbands 60th birthday, a yellow ribbon tree and of course Christmas.

Each set of decorations came with it's own set of lights and a full set of decorations. Do you know how much fun it is to put lights on a tree? Each set had to be put on differently and it was the bubble lights at Christmas that were the most temperamental! The Halloween Jack O Lantern lights did double duty as I just turned their faces to the back and they became Thanksgiving pumpkins.

The local newspaper did several articles about the tree. At the time I started this Halloween wasn't the popular holiday it is today. In time there were other "copy cat" trees by others who had seen or heard about mine.

Eventually I came to my senses and realized how much time I was devoting to this project and gave it up. The memories will always be there and the decorations are safe in bins in the basement in case I ever want to revive the custom.

1 comment:

Melody said...

What a fun idea, but I agree it must have taken up plenty of your time.