Over the past few years Halloween trees have become a thing..for real. I highly suspect that the trend started on Pinterest. Doesn’t everything start on Pinterest? I am certain that the pumpkin spice epidemic started on Pinterest, but that’s another story. If you are curious about Halloween trees, here’s an explanation from Better Homes and Gardens, or bhg as they sometimes call themselves;
A Halloween tree is exactly what you’d expect: A faux Christmas tree decorated in orange and black rather than red and green. Instead of beads and ornaments, these trees are decorated with all kinds of ghosts, goblins, and ghouls. And yes, people are really making them! There are already more than 20,700 posts on Instagram with the hashtag #halloweentree, and the images are incredible. Based on the recent influx of hashtagged posts, people have already started decorating their Halloween trees this year, putting them up as early as June. We’ve seen a steady increase in the number of tree displays since early summer, so we only expect to see more of them as we get closer to the spooky season. -Better Homes and Gardens, August 6, 2019
I struggled a bit with taking something that celebrates CHRISTmas, and using it to celebrate witches and ghosts and goblins. but then I remembered that pagans worshiped Christmas trees.
“Tree worship was common among the pagan Europeans and survived their conversion to Christianity.” It did so in various rites and customs, including “the custom . . . of placing a Yule tree at an entrance or inside the house during the midwinter holidays.”Encyclopædia Britannica
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