I have decided that i really like when people decorate their homes for the holidays. I never used to; living by myself, I really could not be bothered. I bought a 1960 split level from the original owners. In cleaning out the workroom I found some homemade Halloween decorations the previous owner had made; he was an amateur wood worker. They had three children, two boys and a girl. He made two boy ghosts, one girl ghost and a black cat. I love them! The girl ghost is distinguished by long eyelashes and a red bow in her "hair"! Somehow this changed my mind about decorating for the holidays. These are out and the end of my driveway. There seems to be a sense of community created with holiday decorations. I also appreciate the amount of effort some homeowners exert in decorating. Of course all decorations should be taken down after the holiday is over... although leaving Christmas decorations up all year is the epitome of efficiency!