The holidays are fast approaching: Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day, and Easter will domino one after the other, until spring. People love the holidays… many decorate their homes, cars and offices, but I never did. It’s true, I love the holiday season, I can do without the rest of the year. I’ve always been practical in my decor, if I had extra money to spend on the holidays. I have never adorned my house with seasonal wonder. I have always spent the money on my spouse, an event, fabulous dinners… but then I had kids.
The impractical became practical. Decorating our house became an event, a magical oasis for my children to exist in for a short time. The joy they receive from the festivities of decorating is wondrous, exciting, and now, I would never not. Yet, I still have a “sensible” side. Even a Halloween-themed item should be utilized more than a month a year, if I so wish!
Obviously, Christmas trees and the like are one-time use. But for the most part, I try to buy things that can be incorporated in my everyday life. Well, I found some Halloween pillows that I would use every day of the year, Pottery Barn’s Halloween Outdoor Witch Lumbar Pillow and the Outdoor Scaredy-Cat Pillow!