Halloween began as the festival of Samhain. It was part of the ancient Celtic religion in Britain and other parts of Europe. The Celts thought, that at the end of summer, the barrier between our world and the world of ghosts and spirits could be lifted in certain circumstances. This meant weird creatures with strange powers could wander about on Earth. The Festival was created to scare away these ghosts and spirits.
Further origins of Halloween originate in the eighth century, when Pope Gregory III decreed that November 1st would be the time to honour all saints and martyrs. This is where All Hallows Day and All Saints’ Day originates from. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and this later became known as Halloween. The religious connotations behind why Christians celebrate All Saints’ Day is because they believe that there is a spiritual bond between those in heaven and the living.
Later during the 19th century, Irish (Celtic) immigrants to the United States raised the popularity of Halloween during the 19th century. Then during the 20th century it became more and more popular, with traditions like pumpkin carving and trick or treating becoming part of TV shows, books and movies. The UK has reflected this commercialisation of Halloween (Samhain, All Hallows Day and All Saints Day) over the last past few decades.
It is great fun to dress up, carve pumpkins, ‘trick or treat’ and decorate one’s home with decorative wall art that are all things ghostly and spooky. Country Life magazine says:
“When you think of Halloween, costumes and candy are usually the first things that come to mind. But just like it's the one time of the year where you can dress up in your favorite homemade outfits, we think you should also get creative with DIY Halloween decorations for your home.”
Bob Vila, the famous American home improvement expert, offers advice in this online article. You probably know him from cable TV, where for nearly 30 years he hosted a variety of shows...‘This Old House’, ‘Bob Vila’s Home Again’, ‘Bob Vila’, and ‘Restore America with Bob Vila’. His article offers many Halloween decoration, (including wall art) ideas:
35 Ways to Decorate for Fall When You’re Sick of Pumpkins
With cooler weather comes changing colors—and our favorite fall holidays. Tired of celebrating the season with the same old clichés? This year, set your inner DIYer free with these original ideas for autumn decor.
These are fabulous décor ideas for Halloween, but what about gifts to adorn your home all year round? Brilliant Wall Art provides the best value metal, glass and canvas wall art across the UK, with numerous contemporary metal wall art designs for both home and the office.
Why not let Brilliant Wall Art transform your home?
Please take a look at our decorative ornaments, house signs, wooden signs, family signs, candle sticks/holders, industrial furniture, brassware, wall mirrors, screens, creative bells, vases, picture frames etc.
This Autumn Brilliant Wall Art are showcasing a diverse range of fireside accessories. These feature essential items furnish the perfect fireplace. Whether communal or residential, Brilliant Wall Art will ensure that the perfect fire is maintained. Our popular accessories include our fire companion sets, fireplace screens, fire pokers, fireside accessories, decorative fire screens, fire bellows, coal buckets and shovels, that will easily facilitate a nice, warm fire.
Please hurry whilst stocks last. Many of our pieces of wall art or our fireside range are on sale at these market days with large discounts on selected items. Spend a few minutes browsing our site, before visiting our market stall? We offer a myriad of products and ideas.
Finally, why not shop early for a Christmas gift for your loved one.
So, why not shop early for Christmas, visit a local event in November and December near you and examine the excellent range of goods that Brilliant Wall Art have for sale? Or you could purchase online and collect at our stall. Please visit our market stall at one of these wonderful events:
- Worcester UpMarket Market every Saturday
- Bewdley Market on the first and third Sunday of the month
- York Christmas Market - 14th November - 22nd December - Outside M&S, Parliament St, York, YO1 8SG
- Worcester Victorian Christmas Fayre - 28th November - 1st December - Outside Joules, High Street, Worcester, WR1 2QE
- Stratford Upon Avon Victorian Christmas Fayre - 6th - 8th December - Outside New Look, Bridge Street, CV37 6AE
If you have any questions about our metal wall art and home accessories, please do not hesitate to contact us today.
BRILLIANT WALL ART WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS AN ENJOYABLE AND SAFE HALLOWEEN AND BONFIRE NIGHT
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