This is 100% correct.....I began instituting this type of 'observance' in our annual activities a few years ago, and it's been a wonderful enhancement.We need a Halloween Eve celebration.
On Christmas Eve I can sit back & look at all the stuff, the decorations, the tree, the presents, etc. & just enjoy it before the frenzy of Christmas morning & day.
We don't have that for Halloween mostly because most of us are too busy getting set up or getting ready to set up. And then on the day of we're crazy people too. We need just that one day to sit back & look at all the stuff & just enjoy it.
Same here. It will take 2 more days to completely take my yard down and put away. In another week or 2 I will think of upgrades and so onI'm so damn tired today that I can't even comprehend next year's Halloween. Give me a few days of recovery!
From 2006 to 2012 I lived on a highway. We never got trick or treaters, and after my daughter was born in 2007, we took her into this neighborhood (my current house I bought from my parents) to trick or treat. I still decorated at home and left the lights on, and put a bowl out. The bowl was always untouched when we got home, and the years we were home we didn't get anyone. I decorate for ME. Because I like to do it. Most people think I'm nuts, and the ones who know me well know I am.I had the wind knocked out of my sails on Halloween. I had been looking forward to it all year, not only because I love to decorate for Halloween, but I also love giving candy to the trick or treaters. Well, the church down the street from my house had a trunk or treat and there was way too much traffic coming down my street, and it scared away most of the trick or treaters.
I have a feeling this is going to happen every year, since the church simply doesn't care about the community that surrounds it. Long story with traffic problems. Anyway, if you knew you were not going to get many trick or treaters, would that discourage you from decorating outside or inside your home. Would you still love your Boney Bunch collection just as much, or would it just dampen your spirits so much that you didn't care to decorate?