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We didn't do anything elaborate at our house for Halloween - some pumpkins and gourds for outside, skeleton lights, banners, and pennants. Oh, and a huge spider and spiderweb in the entryway. About half of the decorations have been taken down and put away; the rest are up and as spooky as ever.

Part of the reason I keep holiday and party decorations up even when the date is over is because I love a festive occasion. I'll take any excuse to put up something festive and out of the ordinary in the house. But at some point, decorations for a holiday that is long past just look stale and sad.

So commiserate with me tell us what you do when it comes to holiday decorations!

(Image: Janie Lee)