Kaitlyn's Korner: Halloween fun begins
By Kaitlyn Delaney
One of my favorite things about the start of September is being able to start bringing out the Halloween decorations.
The first week of September, I found myself at two different Michael’s stores in the Lansing area trying to track down picture frames and, maybe, some new Halloween decorations. Among those Halloween decorations was something I was not expecting to see so early.
In a small section amongst the black, purple and orange chaos of Halloween, there stood sparkling Christmas decorations. Their lights twinkled at me, daring me to question their position, which is exactly what I did.
I understand the pull of Christmas. It’s a wonderful time to gather with family and loved ones, not to mention the incredible food and gifts. But as someone who absolutely loves Halloween, it makes me sad to see it pushed aside.
Halloween allows so much creativity. From carving pumpkins, to figuring out how to make fake spiderwebs look good, there is so much to do arts and crafts wise. Even putting together a costume counts!
You can make even the most basic Halloween costumes look better with a few accessories, or even face paint or makeup. Decorations tend to include so much more than just as many different colored lights you can put up around your house. And no two jack-o-lanterns ever look the same.
If you’re one of those people who enjoys driving around to look at Christmas lights, I encourage you to drive through your local neighborhoods and enjoy the creativity of the Halloween decorations, too. You can even make a game out of seeing how many 12-foot skeletons you can find.
Go ahead and put up your Christmas decorations early, but please, for goodness sake, at least wait until Nov. 1.