In the past, Halloween decorations were mostly homemade and homes would be decorated with ghosts made from old bed sheets and homemade cardboard cutouts of tombstones and other scary Halloween symbols and characters.
Today, Halloween is the second most decorated holiday after Christmas and the quality and standard of Halloween decorations has greatly improved. Halloween decorations are big business and during this spooky time of the year home decor and craft stores dedicate their storefronts to Halloween items and all things scary. Decorations have become more elegant and elaborate and they may be saved and re-used for many years, so shoppers are more selective and conscientious of the longevity of their purchases.
Everything from metal jack-o-lanterns, pumpkin lights, glow in the dark skull heads, skeletons, plastic bats and spiders, cotton batting spider webbing, Halloween wreaths, realistic plastic tombstones, spider web door mats, hanging fabricated ghosts to inflatable Halloween yard decorations can be found spooking up homes and scaring trick-or-treaters.
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Halloween decorations clockwise from top left: Airblown Inflatable Pumpkin with Ghosts, canadiantire.ca; Spiderweb Rubber Doormat, williams-sonoma.com; Life Size Glow In The Dark Skeleton, halloweeneffects.us; Pre-Lit Pumpkin Stakes, canadiantire.ca