My family loves Halloween.It's our favorite holiday of the year! we go all out when we decorate for Halloween and we decorate both the inside and outside of our home.We love the scary and Gothic stuff!
I like friendly/spooky Halloween-things like ghosts, pumpkins, spiders, owls, black cats. What I don't like is gore and horror. Can't stand that, and I don't really see what it has to do with the holiday.
I don't really see what it has to do with the holiday.
Well of course it has to do with ALl hollows EVe which is prayers for souls so thus involves dead bodies in all states of decay or whatever human societies have envisioned about dead bodies (Frankenstein, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, ghosts, witches with their black cats etc)
Speaking of Sleepy Hollow, we have been to Tarrytown N.Y. at Halloween and they really go all out with bonfires and the headless horseman riding by and fake graves and ghostly dances.
Actually all of Westchester county seems to have very elaborate and sometimes frightening displays at private homes. Things like bowls full of eyeballs, limbs coming out of things etc.
Many years ago one of my sisters answered the doorbell on Halloween and saw propped up in front of her a kid in a casket! Imagine his friends and him carrying that all through the streets!
My Dad used to tell stories of the terrible pranks boys played in his childhood. Think we are actually much tamer now.
Haven't started getting stuff out yet. Do enjoy putting a few things out. We get a lot of T or T ers. Usually around a hundred. If cold and raining not so many. School nights don't seem to be a problem.