Where was I? Oh yes the letters. I painted them black, orange, white with googly eyes (ghosts), and candy corn- yellow on the bottom, orange in the middle, and white on the tip. The candy corn looks especially good on the letter A. You'll have to picture them in your mind since I don't know how to download pictures to the laptop. (My computer is still on the fritz-- so much that Danny dare thinketh of getting or making a new computer. Please do not encourage him. This behavior must be nipped in the bud.) The letters are all uppercase wood or wood-like letters from JoAnn's and Wal-Mart. The kids enjoy having the letters on their walls. It teaches them the spelling of their names and gives them an ownership of their rooms. And we paint them different colors with the changes of the holidays. Right now, they are the Halloween colors/designs I previously described. In the middle of November I'll paint them red, green, and white with the white ones looking like snowmen in anticipation of Christmas. After New Year's I paint them for Valentine's Day in pink, red, and white. They usually stay those colors until Easter. I may paint them shades of green for St. Patrick's Day next year though. Easter colors are pastels of yellow, purple, blue, pink, green and white ones with googly eyes, pink pom-pom noses and bunny ears. And then from Memorial Day through Labor Day they are red, white, and blue.
I love to celebrate the different holidays. This helps look festive without too much hassle. There's no having to store them when it's not the right time of year. We also like to hang things (like snowflakes for winter and hearts for Valentine's Day) from the entryway ceiling and sometimes the bedroom ceilings.
The kids are so excited for Halloween. What do you do in your family to celebrate? I'd love more ideas. Are there any special traditions you do for Halloween?