The History Of Halloween Decorations
We are just one week away until October and our spooky new collection of Steel Halloween Decorations are here! This got us thinking a lot about the history of Halloween decorations. Where do they come from? What do they mean?
It’s that time of year where every house on the block is competing for the title of The Best Decorated House with the spookiest decor and the most hypnotizing lighting. Where did we get these iconic symbols and styles of decorations? We thought it would be fun to do some investigating to find out the History of Halloween Decorations.
Black Cats: The black cat is a very popular Halloween symbol. It’s everywhere you look from costumes to cookies. The black cat has a bit of a superstitious reputation for bad luck going as far back as the middle ages. Not only were these cute cats associated with giving one bad luck but the black cat was also often associated with witches! This goes way back before Sabrina The Teenage Witch, of course. The black cat was often thought to be the witches pet and it is rumored that black cats were gifts from Satan himself. Do not fear, black cats are actually just as cute and cuddly as all the rest and often go ignored due to past superstitions. This is your reminder to adopt a black cat.
Witches on Broomsticks: The witch and the witches’ broom have always been greatly associated with Halloween or All Hallows’ Eve due to wiccan tradition. According to legends, witches could ride on broomsticks! Witches of all sorts are also one of the most common costumes worn on Halloween. Who doesn’t love a good pointy hat?
Jack-O-Lantern:Pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns have become the most popular and traditional Halloween decoration thanks to their rich history. In Ireland, Jack-o-Lanterns were actually originally carved from turnips as lanterns. There is quite a bit of folklore regarding the true origin of the Jack-o-Lantern! Perhaps we will save that for another blog.
Types of Halloween Decorations:
Yard or Outdoor Decor:Decorating the outside of our homes for Halloween has become highly competitive! There are all sorts of Halloween decorations that are made for outdoor such as giant inflatables and creepy tombstones.
Wall Decor: Steel wall decor can instantly transform your home into a creepy haunted house. Easily replace your farmhouse home decor with just the right amount of spook with our Halloween metal wall art!
Hanging Decor:Halloween decorations that hang throughout the yard can be key to creating that perfect ghostly effect for your neighborhood trick-or-treaters. Hanging ghosts, spiders, or bats are a traditional Halloween must-have decoration!
Lighted Halloween Decorations: Lights are a super popular way to decorate your home for Halloween. Lanterns, strands of lights, black lights, lamps, and strobe lights are perfect Halloween vibe just right!
Did you learn something new about Halloween decorations? We hope you found some awesome and spooky inspiration for your home! If you are lost in your decoration shopping, check out our brand new metal art pieces today to get some more inspiration.