In the last week I have noticed that a number of my fellow bloggers in the USA are decorating the outside of their houses for the Fall season.
I am intrigued to know why, as although I have spent much time in the States, I have not come across this before.
Is it traditional or is it a new thing or is it geographical?
One of the reasons I ask is because over the years it has become obvious that so much of what begins in America eventually comes to the UK. Good and bad!
A decade ago one would never have seen houses here covered in lights at Christmas. This seems to have coincided with movies like Home Alone and various Christmas films.
It has got to the point now where it has become very competitive and some people take months getting their display ready.
The media have even got involved with many homes being shown in the papers and on TV.
A more recent phenomena is 'trick and treat' and some people are decorating their homes for Halloween.
The last couple of years the grocery stores have begun to sell witches outfits for children.
What many people do not seem to realise is that Haloween is a Pagan festival and steeped in the Occult.
So I am interested to know more about Fall decorating, maybe it comes from Harvest Festival. Do enlighten me please.