October 22, 2015

Just say no to Halloween

Hello, everyone,

As far as I'm concerned Halloween ranks slightly lower than Bring Your Dog to Work in the list of holidays celebrated. You all can have full custody of costumes, spooky decorating, haunted houses and everything else that goes with it. My allegiance now is with Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. The idea of making altars to honor departed loved ones is a positive way to enter the season of winter, the months of darkness and weather to be endured before the arrival of spring. In light of that, one of my errands to day was to Casa Ramirez where buntings for the season were available. Here's the first modest effort for it. I haven't begun to set up an altar yet. 
It's called papel picado. Here's a banner across the two shelves in the library. 
A close up to show the skulls and other themes for Day of the Dead. I bought some others, too, so they'll surely turn up at some point in the future.

Have a good evening,


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