Celebrating Halloween

IMG_3593In my family we are BIG on traditions! Every family has different traditions and some of my favorite holiday past times have come from discovering how other families celebrate the same holidays! So I thought I would pass on a tradition in my family.

Sounds a little goofy, viagra canada pills I know, viagra but every holiday we celebrate has a tree involved. Yes, a tree. Think Christmas, but on a much smaller scale. It took me a few years to figure out that this wasn’t exactly a common practice with other families I know. I don’t know where this came from. Seriously. No clue. Except maybe my mom loved the tradition of the Christmas Tree so much she wanted to share the wealth with the rest of the holidays? But whatever the reason, it stuck and I love it! We have an Easter Tree (traditionally a stick picked from the forest and spray painted white and stuck in a base.) We have a Christmas tree. And my favorite, the Halloween tree!

IMG_3592These trees, save the Christmas tree usually sit on our dining room table starting in the month in which we celebrate said holiday. And as kids, we always got to decorate the trees. It was so much fun sitting with my sister going through the box of spooky ornaments to hang on the tree and figuring out the perfect place for the ghost and the skeletons and the black cats to hang. Then we would turn off all the lights and turn on the Halloween tree lights. Because, yes, our tree was pre-lit with lights! I remember always getting a chill rush over me as we stood their admiring our creepy handiwork.

IMG_3591This year, CJ is celebrating his very first Halloween. And while the logical side of my brain realizes he will never remember his 1st Halloween, I just can’t stop myself from decorating! I was so excited when I found my own Halloween tree for my table! I immediately asked my mom where she put the ornaments, and if I could have them for CJ’s new tree. These ornaments are teeny tiny little things, like skeletons, and little cloth ghosts and a little plastic Frankenstein, and little witches. The collection of ornaments growing each year in our youth so that we amassed about 20 ornaments. To my dismay, my mom informed me that she thinks she gave the box away to some charity. WHAT?! NOOOOoooooooooo. I was devastated. So the hunt began to find new ornaments for CJ’s tree. And just like my own lost collection of ornaments, we will grow his collection each year. So if anyone knows where I can get teeny tiny little ornaments for a tree that is only about 14 inches tall, please drop me a comment!

What are some of your favorite Halloween traditions??

 

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