Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A Halloween Tree

Start a New Tradition with your Own Halloween Tree.

As many colored trees you can find on
the market right now, it's the perfect time to start your own tradition with a Halloween Tree. Purchase a pre-lit tree, ours is orange, but I imagine you could use different colors; black, purple, yellow, even green.

After you purchase your own pre-lit tree to use for Halloween, purchase some lightweight decorations to hang on the tree. You can also have your children make ornaments, we have used this tech
nique in previous years.

Skeletons, pumpkins, black cats, witches and even ghosts are great for decorating The Halloween Tree. Our Halloween Tree has a fall type pre-tied ribbon as a tree topper, but again, you could make your own or even do without a tree topper. I think next year, we will add a tree skirt also.

This is an inexpensive, but beautiful way to add some Halloween spice to your Fall Decor. I would love to see your Halloween tree ideas and hear about your traditions. Read below to see how our Halloween Tree Tradition was born.
The Halloween Tree did not start out as a tradition in our family. I have always let my children celebrate Halloween through "trick or treat" and even with school functions. As a family, we would go to the pumpkin patch and other activities, but I just don't like the idea of scaring children - Halloween should be a fun time. We do decorate for Halloween, but I prefer to decorate for "just Fall".
The Halloween Tree became a tradition about 4 or 5 years ago. Our youngest daughter had already joined our family at this time. After being here for about 3 years, she was beginning to like Christmas and all the traditions that come with the celebration of Christmas, this was an achievement in itself. We were out shopping for home remodeling supplies and we found an orange tree with orange lights. Little Boo just had to have this "Christmas/Halloween" tree. We purchased our pre-lit tree, brought it home, made paper decorations for it and a new Halloween tradition was born.

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