Ah, ’tis the season to be creepy!
I know I’m not the only one absolutely beyond excited for October to roll around. Stores are already stocking up the candy aisles, towns are sending out fliers to promote their October 31st shindigs and I’ve been brainstorming how I’m going to decorate my front yard for the last several weeks now.
The coolest part about the lead up to the big day is wandering down the aisles of the local stores and seeing the decoration shelves getting stocked up. There’s no better way to spend a few extra bucks than to pick up a paper skeleton to hang on the front door or a pack of plastic spiders to sprinkle in the candy bowl for trick-r-treaters.
While I love all of the stuff that is popping up these days, nothing beats the classic decorations from decades past.
I wasn’t even a twinkle in my father’s eye when these decorations came out, but my goodness – they are so beautiful! The nostalgia is practically oozing out of every corner of these vibrant pieces of art. I wish I had lived in that era, to walk down a street and see these awesome prints hanging from windows and in store fronts. Man, what a time to be a Halloween weirdo!
Even as a youngster, whenever I’d go to my grandmother’s house for a sleepover around this time of year, I loved rummaging through her decoration boxes and helping hang the felt scarecrow on the front door or plug-in the rocking witch for the first time of the year. It was all just so happy, so innocent – and so fun!
I’ve been able to collect a few pieces of older Halloween decorations over the years (I’ll be sharing those here on MM a little closer to the big day!) and I’m always on the look-out for more. Heck, I’d love to find a few of these bad boys somewhere – they actually came out the year I was born!
Like just about every holiday back in the day, big companies celebrated way more in the past than they do now, too. I’m sure companies think they have their reason, but I tell ya – if you really want my business, do some Halloween celebrating! I purchase just about anything and everything Halloween-themed this time of year when it comes to food and groceries, so anything with some spooky flavor gets my money! Let that be a lesson to you, Coca-Cola… go back to the old days!
I was born in the era of Vorhees, Krueger and Myers, but I’ve always been a vintage Halloween weirdo at heart. They just don’t make ’em like they used to..