Welcome to November, fall friends. Or as the rest of the world calls it: HAPPY CHRISTMAS SEASON!
We all know that while it’s always spooky season in our hearts, the rest of the world gets into Christmas/winter holiday mode once Nov. 1 hits their calendars. And here’s the thing: I’m the same way! But I know not everyone is into the holiday spirit just yet. A lot of you are probably dealing with some post-Halloween blues.
So here are a few tips to keeping the Halloween spirit alive even while everyone else has put on their Santa hats.
Go shopping for Halloween 50% off sales
Nov. 1 is usually the first day big box stores mark down their spooky merch. Target will mark down their items beginning the day after Halloween, and some other stores do the same. The sales keep going until the very last piece of creepy goodness gets sold, but you better get there early, some people get there right when the store opens to grab all the good stuff.
Avoid the Christmas jingles and keep playing Halloween music
A radio station in Chicago started playing 24/7 Christmas music on Tuesday, and for a lot of people, that’s way too early. It gets harder and harder to avoid Christmas songs as the season goes on, but all those Halloween Spotify playlists still exist. If you’re looking for a place to get great Halloween songs, visit Spooky Little Halloween‘s website. She always creates fun roundups of Halloween jams.
Buy stuff from a spooky small business
There are tons of small businesses out there that sell Halloween merchandise all year. What better way to keep the spirit alive than by buying something spooky and having it show up to your doorway? Two of my favorite spooky shops are Em and Sprout and Little Spooky Studio.
Follow a Halloween all year account
Keep your timeline filled with Jack-o-lanterns every day of the year by following an Instagram account that posts Halloween stuff 24/7. I made a post of some of my favorites. And obviously you can keep the fall fun going all year by following me on Instagram and visiting the site. It’s always Halloween here.
Keep watching spooky shows, movies
Those creepy shows didn’t go away just because the calendar changed to November. All those Halloween movies and shows are still on Netflix and Hulu waiting for you to stream them. Have any of you seen “The Watcher?” That’s a good show that will keep the creepiness around for a while.
Do the things on your list you didn’t have time for
The spooky season came and went fast this year, so if you didn’t have time to get everything on your bucket list, most places keep their Halloween decor up for at least a week longer. As I look at this year’s fall bucket list, I realized while I hit most of the things on my list, I didn’t have time to get everything. Now that October is over (and Thanksgiving hasn’t arrived yet) there’s a bit of time to still finish that list.
That’s all I got you for you, fall friends. Hopefully these little things help you keep that post-Halloween sadness away. But if none of this helps, then maybe it’s time to turn on a Christmas movie and just join in the (other) holiday fun.