Two years ago, I finally dedicated myself to “conquering” Ray Bradbury’s “The Halloween Tree”. I adore Bradbury sci-fi works, but I had never committed time into reading this book. When I did, I was inspired. My vision and idea for Halloween and how it should be celebrated was changed. Of course last year, things panned out in ways I had not hoped, so I didn’t really get to focus on that inspiration running through my mind.
This year I wanted it to be different and get committed. In the midst of a move, I’m taking on this daunting task of creating a new tradition. I am making a Halloween tree. But I do want to clarify. It is not going to be like what I have seen people do where they just get a black tree and decorate it with Halloween ornaments like it’s a Christmas tree for Halloween. I’ve seen that pulled off, but that is not at all what I want to do or accomplish.
Halloween is such a rich holiday, full of history and culture. I feel like it is often not as appreciated as much as it should be. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m no where near what you might deem a history buff, but I love learning about things and sharing what knowledge I’ve garnered. I get to do that with this tradition I’m creating with my children as we bring the tree out each year.