It's October now, and the witches and warlocks will be traipsing about before you know it. It's not too early to put those Halloween decorations out in the yard! People often display their Christmas decor five weeks or more in advance of the holiday, so why lollygag around about putting your Halloween decorations out?
If you want to save time and energy, I recommend using Halloween decorations with a tasteful harvest theme, rather than a spooky theme. Why? Because you'll probably wish to take down Halloween decorations with a spooky theme right after the holiday; whereas harvest-oriented decor is appropriate right through November. You'll get more mileage out of the general fall decor than displays geared specifically to Halloween, proper. That saves you some work.
I know, leave it to me to find a way to save on work, right? In my defense, I think I enjoy the harvest decor more -- at least for my own yard. Besides, I like to drive around and see what creative Halloween decorations other homeowners have installed. So if I spend less time redecorating, that gives me more time to admire the ghosts and ghouls haunting other people's yards!
Which do you prefer, tasteful, harvest-themed decor (cornstalks and pumpkins around a scarecrow, let's say) or the kinds of Halloween decorations that kids love (such as that shown in the picture)? Click this link to voice your opinion on Halloween displays.
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