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Friday, September 17, 2010

Decorating for the Holidays

Have you been to the mall lately? Whoa, as early as now, Halloween fever is building up already. The decors are beautiful and fascinating. Am not an advocate of witches and monsters, but I can't help but smile whenever I see Halloween decors because it reminds me of the children's happy faces whenever they get a treat. Here in our village, and most probably everywhere else, having  Halloween home decor is a sign that there are treats waiting for them. As early as now, my kindergarten students talk of nothing else but their Halloween costumes. I wonder what I'll wear? Teehee.

But more than Halloween, I love to decorate for Thanksgiving. I love the smell of hay, and am excited to curve a pumpkin with my nieces. Since they are somewhat new here in America, it would be a treat to have them try pumpkin curving for the first time. Truth is, I have not hosted thanksgiving at home because our friends, the Slaughter's always invite us to join them. This year, for a change, we will drive to Arizona to celebrate thanksgiving with my sister and her husband. We'll follow the turkey tradition, complete with cranberry sauce and cornbread. I checked out several Thanksgiving tablecloths and am greatly inspired by the lovely designs.


Christmas is my favorite of all. This year, like the last, it's my sister's turn to drive to Houston from Arizona to join us for the winter festivities. We always decorate early. As soon as Thanksgiving is over, we start decorating for Christmas. I  take my time decorating because even the simple task of decorating feels like a main event already. I find it enjoyable and I'm sure my nieces will enjoy it too. I have several favorite Christmas home decors, mostly the ones that have sentimental value.

Whew, as soon as Halloween decorating starts, it'll be non-stop til Christmas.. and then hmm... Valentine's day... and so on. Life is made up of delightful decorating!

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8 comments:

Ann said...

I've already started seeing Christmas stuff coming out in the stores. Way too early for that if you ask me. The halloween stuff though, love looking at that this time of year

betchai said...

Tes, I am thinking of a thanksgiving vacation somewhere in Page and Colorado (South), but that is if I will have less homework to do, anyway, will let you know, maybe we can met up somewhere in Flagstaff, or in Page?

Cher said...

i am an avid fan of your crafts and decors. :)

ruthi said...

hmmmm... it is indeed time for decorating for the holidays especially back home. wink* i miss home, they probably playing Christmas songs already... it's the start of the "ber" months remember? hahaha

Icy BC said...

I still can't get my thought on Halloween yet..It seems as if the time keeps flying by!

George said...

Betsy and I were in a store yesterday and they were putting up Christmas items! There are very few children in the Glade so we don't decorate for Halloween, but we do decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Self Sagacity said...

Honestly, I haven't been anywhere but the grocery stores, and the doctors office. My clients tells me this too. So early already.

RNSANE said...

It's been years since I've done much holiday decorating. I've turned into a bit of a scrooge. I always took call for the holidays -for a couple of reasons. It was the only time we got time and a half pay and my children were adults so I felt the other nurses should be able to be home with their younger children. I have some really beautiful holiday things, though, and last year, I finished a whole new seat of beautiful handmade stockings for all three sons and my new daughter-in-law.

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