May 15, 2002
The grandeur of Christmas decoration has pushed itself out and has spawned copies for other holidays. If it is a holiday that requires decorating as a form of celebration, you will see mock-ups of Christmas trees and garland. Easter has the egg tree with plastic and wooden eggs hanging from rope loops off a wire tree. Halloween does the same with pumpkins and skulls. Even decorating outside trees has become the norm. Standing figures lit up by small bulbs has been a staple to most holidays with plastic Uncle Sams, pilgrims, leprechauns, bunnies, et cetera, standing guard over the displays.