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To find the Halloween and Christmas decor available now over the top

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thebear1 · 15/10/2022 08:29

Seems to have gone from sticking a pumpkin in the window for Halloween or hanging some decorations on the tree at Christmas to themed duvets, cushions, mugs and outfits for pets etc. I know I don't have to join in and I don't, but I just think it's pretty rubbish environmentally.

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Discovereads · 15/10/2022 09:07

ImissyouBR1 · 15/10/2022 08:56

Isn't Hinch obsessed with cleaning? What will she do with all the flies, stench and rotting veg?

That display is OTT and shallow...

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Oh, she will probably just go buy more and refresh her display over the next few weeks. πŸ™„

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InCheesusWeTrust · 15/10/2022 09:07

Did no one decorate for Easter before? We always had Easter tablecloth on, branches with hanging decorated eggs and some other bits around. Made decorations even at school

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LadyLothbrook · 15/10/2022 09:09

Discovereads · 15/10/2022 08:49

Here is her pile of rotting food. πŸ˜•

What an absolute prat Mrs Hinch is. All that wasted produce for a few Instagram snaps. I'd be embarrassed.

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HouseBook · 15/10/2022 09:09

Plastic fantastic. It's so wasteful and it's all very well saying "well just don't buy it then" but it's already been made and put on the supermarket shelves so the demand is clearly there. People clearly do buy the aisles full of tat at the supermarkets and Home Bargains, which is over packaged, made of plastic and impossible to recycle.

I have loads of Halloween/Christmas/Easter decorations I have bought over the years. Not at all wasteful though as we reuse them and have even passed some down to DC1 for her own house.

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redbigbananafeet · 15/10/2022 09:10

ImissyouBR1 · 15/10/2022 08:56

Isn't Hinch obsessed with cleaning? What will she do with all the flies, stench and rotting veg?

That display is OTT and shallow...

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I predict she'll claim she feeds them to her horses and llamas (and any other farm animals).

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ofwarren · 15/10/2022 09:11

InCheesusWeTrust · 15/10/2022 09:07

Did no one decorate for Easter before? We always had Easter tablecloth on, branches with hanging decorated eggs and some other bits around. Made decorations even at school

How old are you out of interest?
I'm 43 and attended a church of England primary school. We made Easter cards at school and usually a little something like a basket to put eggs in. My parents and none of the neighbours as far as I could see, decorated more than putting those items on the mantelpiece.

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toulet · 15/10/2022 09:11

All my decorations are organic & sustainable

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AlwaysLatte · 15/10/2022 09:12

You're right! I saw Halloween bedding the other day and was quite surprised
I saw Halloween bedding for dogs!

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LadyKenya · 15/10/2022 09:13

Youdoyoutoday · 15/10/2022 09:05

OMG that's so excessive!! What a waste!

But at least it is biodegradable.

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toulet · 15/10/2022 09:13

It's social media too

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FayeGovan · 15/10/2022 09:14

Mrs Hinchs house is everything i hate about social media. Showy me me me in your face rubbish. At a time when people cant heat their houses.

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toulet · 15/10/2022 09:14

Why on earth do people follow Mrs Hinch? It's a very clever marketing thing to sell cheap products but why do people buy into it?

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FamilyTreeBuilder · 15/10/2022 09:14

I think most of us @InCheesusWeTrust can relate to childhood "decorating" with homemade or school made stuff. I certainly painted hard boiled eggs and rolled them down the hill. and made spiders and webs from paper and card. But there was no aisles of plastic 20 or 30 years ago. I don't think that is progress.

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toulet · 15/10/2022 09:15

I buy decorations for Christmas every year but nothing is binned

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Youdoyoutoday · 15/10/2022 09:16

LadyKenya · 15/10/2022 09:13

But at least it is biodegradable.

Let's hope so! But it will probably be put in plastic bags, sprayed with disinfectant before being thrown out and an Instagram reel made for it first!

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NeverDropYourMooncup · 15/10/2022 09:16

Halloween bedding? Awesome. That's sorted DP's birthday present and might keep him away from the Pound Shop for a change.

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AlwaysLatte · 15/10/2022 09:17

We've got a few nice Halloween decorations but they come out every year and are not plastic!
I think as always tasteful is 'less is more' and as soon as you start going down the Halloween toaster route it's already far too OTT!

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toulet · 15/10/2022 09:17

My mum had an easter tree thing, eggs we had decorated on some branches. Not new for everyone.

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FamilyTreeBuilder · 15/10/2022 09:18

Where are all those fancy little mini pumpkins grown though? Are they imported from half way round the planet? They might be biodegradable but that's only part of it.

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ImissyouBR1 · 15/10/2022 09:19

toulet · 15/10/2022 09:17

My mum had an easter tree thing, eggs we had decorated on some branches. Not new for everyone.

We did too, but one of my parents are German and its a "thing" to have an Easter Tree.

Twigs from the woods and homemade Easter decorations. 😊

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cunningartificer · 15/10/2022 09:20

I hate the plastic tat stuff and the new decorations every year--for me that seems against the whole idea of yearly celebrations and the course of festivals through the year, and sort of distorts the instinct to cheer up the cold months or celebrate the coming of spring with expensive commercialism. You can do seasonal decorations without spending much! Autumn leaves and conkers and acorns from a walk are lovely.,, I have a Christmas tree full of decorations built up over the years including home made ones, and at Halloween put out the carved shell of the pumpkin or squash having used the insides for soup or spiced stew or something else, which seems ok. My children used to love carving and scooping!

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ofwarren · 15/10/2022 09:24

ImissyouBR1 · 15/10/2022 09:19

We did too, but one of my parents are German and its a "thing" to have an Easter Tree.

Twigs from the woods and homemade Easter decorations. 😊

I've just googled them and they look really nice. I like how the kids can make them by collecting sticks and then painting the eggs. Much more preferable than buying a plastic tree.

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TellMeWhere · 15/10/2022 09:24

I just bought some Halloween bedding from TK Maxx (some with little ghosts and some with black cats).

I'll use it year round til it dies though - there's never a bad time for ghost and cat bedding :)

The only other halloween items I own are a pumpkin bowl for the trick or treat sweets and a pumpkin carving kit.

Other than that, I only decorate for Christmas and birthdays. I do try to keep it as eco as I can and certainly don't re-theme every year. My tree always looks like a mismatched mess πŸ˜…

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SlatternIsMyMiddleName · 15/10/2022 09:26

I am shocked to learn that people are throwing out their Christmas decorations every year. I have a HUGE stash of decorations, but it has taken me 25 years to accumulate them. I am lucky that I have somewhere to store them the rest of the year. I wonder how much lack of storage is a factor?

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InCheesusWeTrust · 15/10/2022 09:28

FamilyTreeBuilder · 15/10/2022 09:14

I think most of us @InCheesusWeTrust can relate to childhood "decorating" with homemade or school made stuff. I certainly painted hard boiled eggs and rolled them down the hill. and made spiders and webs from paper and card. But there was no aisles of plastic 20 or 30 years ago. I don't think that is progress.

There is nothing wrong with plastic if people keep it and then recycle when done in few years though. The important part is the keeping using it though. We had quite a lot of "plastic tat" decorations in my childhood! We still use some of it.
Mixed with 40 year old decorations

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