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How early is too early to make or buy a Halloween costume

Uploaded: Oct 6, 2015

In August our son spotted halloween decorations at a store. And ever since he has wanted to get the ball rolling on our Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations. Even as a three year old, he seems to lump all of the holidays if Halloween and Thanksgiving are just part of the build up to Christmas.

I explained to him that I prefer to wait until October to start celebrating Halloween. And that part of what makes each holiday special is that many people are all celebrating the same thing on the same day. It's just not the same to celebrate a month, week or even a day early.

So, of course, October hit and he has helped me make his (and his sister's) Halloween costumes and start decorating our living room. I'm crossing my fingers that he doesn't change his mind and want a different costume on October 30th. Thankfully there are a lot of Halloween festivities throughout the month, so it won't be hard to fill in the large gap between now and Halloween.

When does your family start celebrating the fall and winter holidays?