Monday, October 28, 2013

More of Washington Prepares for Halloween

Here are a few more pictures of houses with their Halloween decorations up. I saw a report on the news the other day about the of money spent on Halloween. It is almost $7 billion. Here's a little more on how the money is spread around on Halloween:

According to the National Retail Federation, Americans plan to spend $6.9 billion this year for Halloween. To put that number into context, the same NRF survey found that Americans planned to spend $3.3 billion as recently as 2005.

This biggest chunk of this money — $2.5 billion of it — will go to costumes. Of that total, a little more than $300 million will be spent on costumes for pets. We’ll also drop $2 billion on candy and just under that on decorations.

This year isn’t an anomaly, either. Halloween spending did decline in 2009, when it dropped by about $1 billion to $4.8 billion. But by last year, it had bounced back to $5.8 billion.

Here are some places that went all out. This is in Georgetown.

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