Seasonal Decor

fallscene Do you enjoy decorating for the seasons? I do. πŸ™‚

It started when I was in grade school. I remember I was always delighted to see the changing series of classroom decorations that my teachers (nuns!) came up with for each month of the school year.

There were apples and colorful leaves in September, pumpkins in October, turkeys and Pilgrims in November, Santas and Christmas bells for December, snowflakes for January, Hearts and silhouettes of Lincoln and Washington for February, shamrocks in March, bunnies and Easter eggs for April, flowers for May, and smiling sun faces for June. Those teachers were absolutely tireless! They decorated the walls, the bulletin boards, and the windows!!!

jugdaisyWhen my kids were growing up, I decorated for every holiday! I know that I enjoyed it every bit as much as they did. Of course Christmas was the big one – an extravaganza of decking our halls! In fact, Sir Beads always used to tease me by asking if I would be putting a red bow on the commode! πŸ˜‰ I never did but just about every other corner was festooned with holiday sparkle.

After the kids left the nest, I scaled back a little, but I still like to put my favorite seasonal items on display. Christmas is not quite the extravaganza of old, but it will always be a colorful and festive occasion in our home.tinypumpkin

Gee, writing about all of this has me in the mood to set up my Thanksgiving decorations – it is almost time! – but I’ll have to dust first. πŸ˜‰



Seasonal Decor — 5 Comments

  1. Hi Crystal!

    I think this year, you should surprise your Sir Beads, and put that big red bow on the commode! (giggles!)

    … maybe I’ll surprise my hubby with one too!


  2. NO NO NO, look at the calendar! Its October and Halloween is FIRST!! I love to decorate for halloween, especially on the outside. I love spooky. But yes, as I am older I have great ideas to do this year, but how much will be actually done. Especially since snow is in the forcast for Sunday. It was easier when the boys were small because they enjoyed it so much. Well, we’ll be goin to the pumpkin patch this weekend anyway!

  3. Snow??? No way!!! We need more autumn first!!! πŸ˜‰
    Yay for the pumpkin patch. Have lots of fun!!!

    P.S. I know I said “Thanksgiving” decorations, but I keep the Halloween and the Thanksgiving items stored together. I usually put them at the same time – in different parts of the house – because I think of both as “Fall”. πŸ™‚

  4. I love decorating the house and yard. I decorate for Halloween and Christmas. It’s so much fun. Many people come over and compliment me on the decor.

  5. Decorating for the seasons/holidays very much!
    Inside and outside our home! Much of the time; though,
    I am too late and then all of the seasons run together!
    Thanks, Cindi

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