Friday, October 31, 2008
Halloween marks a turning point on our calendars: we're half-way through autumn and looking ahead to the year's grandest holiday celebrations. Thanksgiving is all well and good and a great day all its own, but to say that Christmas has always been the biggest deal around here would be a gross understatement. We make ornaments all year and spend days decorating the house, pulling out all the stops to make a winter wonderland in sunny southern California. We keep it lowkey outside - only a few thousand lights - but inside, it's a virtual explosion of snowmen, Santas, reindeer and trees, trees, trees. As the boxes are pulled down from the closets and the collections unwrapped, pictures will follow. Any tendencies toward minimalism and restraint are thrown to the wind and the motto "The more the merrier" rules the entire month of December.