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    I would say yes, but I know that after a time I would get a little tired of it. I do think it makes the stuff more special when it comes to the proper time. Which for me is the 2nd week of September and I leave it until about November 3rd. My fall/Harvest items stay up until Thanksgiving though.

    I will say though, my Halloween beanies, some spooky town, and couple other decorations are out in the basement area. So I do see those year round.
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    We have a bunch of large and small props that when its not Oct. they're basement decor. Others do get stored away in the garage and attic until next year and its always fun to take them down and set them up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garthgoyle View Post
    I like having something to look forward to, as well. Though I do leave many items up year-round, if Halloween were everyday, I think some of the appeal would wear off.
    +1

    I enjoy the anticipation and lead-up to the big event. I actually grow tired of the x-mas stuff being up for so long (right after turkey day) and worry the same would happen with the halloween stuff.

    But I do like having it out a week or so early, and not just the night of.
    *thud*

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    We pull out our "coffin table" for the living room at the beginning of summer. It stays out until just before Thanksgiving. It is functional and gets us in the Halloween spirit.



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    Eric - that's great!

    I really like the anticipation leading up to decorating and ultimately The Day - I don't think I'd be the giddy idiot that I am right now while hunting down parts and coming up with ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetalmama View Post
    I really enjoy the excitement right around August/September/October when I dig all my Halloween stuff out from under the stairs and look through it to see what I bought on clearance last year or trying to find just the right place for something. I get down right giddy over it! I have started to feel that excitement again just in the last week or 2. I like my "normal" home decor too, so for me my Halloween decorations come out only at Halloween except for maybe 1 or 2 small pieces that are on my desk.

    Leaving it up all year would be fun too, but I'm afraid I wouldn't feel that child-like excitement about Halloween anymore!

    Yeah that.

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    Some I leave out, especially in my kitchen (spice jars, cook books etc) I get a chuckle everytime. It is not unknown for me to have some things out just because, hangmans noose over the sink (hint - dishes need to be done! Course this was before we got a dishwasher), bones etc. Life is too short not to enjoy what I want when I want if it hurts no one else. On the flip side tho, there are special things that do only come out at Halloween because I dont want them messed up, Matilda my 20 some odd inch spider, some of the props we have made and so on.

    I still thoroughly enjoy the season when it comes around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetalmama View Post
    I really enjoy the excitement right around August/September/October when I dig all my Halloween stuff out from under the stairs and look through it to see what I bought on clearance last year or trying to find just the right place for something. I get down right giddy over it! I have started to feel that excitement again just in the last week or 2. I like my "normal" home decor too, so for me my Halloween decorations come out only at Halloween except for maybe 1 or 2 small pieces that are on my desk.

    Leaving it up all year would be fun too, but I'm afraid I wouldn't feel that child-like excitement about Halloween anymore!
    I am right with you on this..

    Just the other day, my sister and I were rubbing our hands together going "Soooon.... hehehehheheeee soon the babies comes out soon!"

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    I have to admit, even though I do have that child-like joy of digging through my Halloween and thinking I remember that, or how did I get that!! why do I have that?! There are some things I have that is pretty much up all year long for a simple pleasure. Like My crystal skull head full of Vodak or how ever you spell it, is on my desk looking at me, or my vampire teddy bear that is sitting on my shelf with a bottle of true blood. Just little things like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfbeard View Post
    We pull out our "coffin table" for the living room at the beginning of summer. It stays out until just before Thanksgiving. It is functional and gets us in the Halloween spirit.



    Eric
    OHHHH! I WANT A COFFIN COFFEE TABLE!!!! That is strange becuz I have been thinking that I wanted like a small version of it for Christmas gift. I wanted to talk to my cuz JD to see if he could make that.

 

 
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