Ever since I was a kid, my mom puts up this cute white branch Halloween tree. She hangs white light on it and places it near a black caldron with cob webs coming out. It is very festive. I always liked it. Since I have had kids, I have looked to buy something similar. This year I found a tree, a bit larger than I had in mind, at Micheaes. It is black with purple LED lights. It can be used outside or inside. I was excited because I got it for 50% off -- which is always nice. The best part is how I decorated it. I took a picture from kids' past Halloweens, at this point that isn't a lot of pictures, and glued each picture on some felt. Leaving enough felt along the edges to write in marker the year the picture was taken and put a hole punch on the top. Through the hole, I put ribbon -- cute Halloween ornaments right? I even put a few pictures up of my husband and I from Hallos past. The tree turned out cute, and I look forward to watching the ornament collection grow throughout the years. I have to say that the kids love stopping and looking at themselves and showing guests when they arrive.
Happy Halloween 2012.