I have noticed a big trend on many neighborhoods. Holidays are getting getting frumpier and frumpier every year. People are not as invested as earlier decades in decorating the outside of their homes. This lack of interest made me wonder. Are we really that busy that we can't take 10 minutes of our life to spread a little happiness?
I don't know about you but when I was I kid, I absolutely loved taking a drive around neighborhoods to look at holidays displays. You don' see that anymore. In a subdivision on more than 300 families only two houses decorated their front yards for Halloween this year. I think is time to bring this kind of joy and happiness back to our children. They deserve to live in whimsical neighborhood full of magic, love and happy people.
Show your love for your community and have your house ready for the holidays. Our monster door was made with leftover fabric and Scotch's halloween duct tape. Is not perfect, and it looks very "homemade" but the kids made it with love and that is all that matters. People smile when they pass the house and all the kids at the bus stop absolutely loved it.
After we finished decorating the door and surrounding trees I have seen a lot of cars slow down to look at the house. The other day I saw someone taking pictures with their phone camera, so this "not so perfect door" is creating a lot of buzz. Let's hope people get bitten by the decorating bug and decide to do something creative with their front yards.
Something tells me I'm going to need a lot of candy for Halloween this year ;)