For many people, the holidays are some of the best times of the year. They often mean a chance to take a little time off of work, gather the family together, decorate, and basically just have fun.
Having fun and happy times make the day to day drudgery of the everyday that much more bearable.
Of course, some people dive into the holidays a little harder than others. Everyone has their own personal favorite.
Some like Christmas with the lights and the gifts and others Easter with cuddly bunnies and chocolate eggs.
And then there is Halloween, with scary costumes and more candy than you know what to do with. And for those who dive whole heartedly into the holidays, accessories are just a part of the celebration.
A new trend
Wearing holiday jewelry is a newer trend. Starting with Christmas, it has now spread to the other holidays as well.
So while you can have candy canes, nativity scenes, and packages in December, there are other things that you can wear throughout the year to celebrate the other holidays as well.
Bunnies and crosses for Easter, snowflakes and snowmen for winter, menorahs for Hanukkah, and flags for the Fourth of July and Memorial Day are all popular additions to holiday accessories.
How you can accessorize for Halloween
While Christmas might still hold the lead for holiday accessories, Halloween is a close second. You can now choose anything from little ghosts, witches, pumpkins, black cats, spiders and more.
And these Halloween icons can be found on earrings, pendants, bracelets, and other jewelry items so that you can mix and match your favorites into your everyday wardrobe.
Why do it?
You might wonder what would possess someone to don a pair of skeleton earrings during the month of October, or sport a brooch shaped like a black cat with glowing red eyes.
However, it is an easy way for you to celebrate the holiday that you love without being obnoxious about it.
Take, for instance, the average office situation. Chances are, there is probably a dress code that you have to follow involving wearing business attire.
So unless your office takes a casual day and allows you to dress up, wearing the clown, monkey, or witch costume to work on Halloween is probably going to be considered inappropriate.
However, most bosses will not say anything about a tastefully chosen jack-o-lantern lapel pin or earrings shaped like black cats. So it can be a discrete way to observe the holiday without putting your job at risk.
Halloween accessories can also be that finishing touch that you need to your costume.
For instance, what glamorous witch would you be without some flashy bat earrings or a large spider ring to complete your look? Halloween jewelry will add that finishing touch.
If you are looking for a fun, and possibly discrete, way to observe Halloween, or any of your other favorite holidays, choosing some holiday jewelry can be a fun way to do it.
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