I love this time of year because it's got my 3 favorite holidays plus my birthday. If only it were warm this time of year, then everything would be perfect :) Anyway I absolutly LOVE Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I also love decorating for things.
It started many years ago with Christmas. I've always loved Christmas, the music, the presents, the feeling of that time of year... everything. I don't know how it started. We always just used to have a few lights out and a wreath on the door. Then my mom started buying more lights... Now we add to our giant collection of decorations every year. I'm sure our electric bill is insane. The lights in the house will ramdomly go out because we blew a fuse... again. It's insane.
Our house doesn't get much action on Holloween. We have a long driveway, and you know how it is when you're trick-or-treating. Long driveway = not really worth the effort for a piece of candy. So we would get 2 or 3 groups of kids early in the evening and that would be it. Last year I decided that if we had some awesome decorations we might get more poeple to come to the house. Because awesome creepy decorations will always attract poeple on Holloween. Even if your driveway is massive. So I decided to test this theory. I convinced my mom to go look at Halloween decorations and buy some. Up til that point we only had a few happy looking, wood cut-out decorations. She said if I was right and we got more people, then we would go shopping for more decorations after Halloween (because everything is atleast half off after the holiday is over). We got at least 8 groups of people last year and everyone said they loved the decorations. So after Halloween last year, we went shopping and bought a lot of stuff. No where near as much as we have for Christmas but still quite a bit of stuff. I have been waiting so long for it to finally be time for the Halloween decorations to go up and now it's time and I'm sooooo excited!!!
So does anyone else go nuts when it's time to decorate for holidays or is it just me?