Thursday, October 17, 2013

Halloween Paper Decorations

Some of my favorite Halloween items are the paper decorations. The decorations could be hung on a wall, displayed in a window or as most of us saw them, placed on the bulletin board in classrooms. These two are fairly common and date from the late 1940s to 1950s. One reason for their popularity is the clean and fun design. Besides who does not like a jaunty jack-o-lantern and a jolly cat?


Major Pepperidge said...

Vintage Halloween decorations are so awesome... no wonder they have become such a hot collectible. I definitely remember my grade school classrooms decorated with jointed paper skeletons, black cats, and witches on broomsticks.

K. Martinez said...

These are Beistle cutouts which in my opinion are the quintessential Halloween decoration. I'm glad to see you feature a couple of them in your Halloween focus this month. Thanks!