Traditions: Halloween Photo Gallery

A few years ago, we read Gretchen Rubin’s bestselling book, The Happiness Project.

The book is an account of Rubin’s yearlong quest to increase the level of happiness in her life while maintaining her everyday routine. Using researched techniques and strategies backed by science and spiritual teachings, she implements habits and activities to boost her overall level of joy.

One of our favorite ideas from the book is Gretchen’s Halloween Photo Gallery:

Traditions Halloween Photo Gallery Mr and Mrs Halloween

“Every Halloween, I take a picture of the Big Girl—and now the Little Girl, as well—in their Halloween costumes, put the photos in a Halloween-themed picture frame, and make a Halloween photo gallery.”

“It’s so much fun to look back on the previous years’ costumes. It’s a great element of house decoration. It gives a sense of family continuity.

One problem with most of the photographs we have around the house is that I stop noticing them. They fade into the background. Because these Halloween pictures are only out for two weeks or so, I enjoy them more.”

-Gretchen Rubin

To read her blog post on the subject, “A Halloween tradition that makes me and the grandparents happy”, click here!

We love the idea of capturing the special memories from each year’s Halloween celebration and displaying them to enjoy for years to come.

The tradition of a Halloween photo gallery is the perfect way to preserve the joy of the season, showcase those creative costumes, and keep the spirit of Halloween alive throughout the year.


Will you start a Halloween photo gallery this year?

What traditions bring you the most joy every Halloween?

Let us know down below!

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