The Hubs was already a fan of Dia de los Muertos art when we met, and we have enjoyed collecting beautiful artisan work in our home, most of which is displayed year round.Every year we put up our altar, pulling out our special items and photos of our loved ones who have passed, in addition to the skeleton sculptures and sugar skulls we have in our collection.We added four photos this year: Buddy Girl, my father-in-law, our friend Pete, and our little nephew.
I do love this tradition, as it helps me to think about and appreciate all those special people we have loved who crossed over. I remember my friend Ron—a former roommate who we lost to AIDS, beautiful Jen—killed in a car crash, and lovely Suzanne—who lost her battle with cancer two years ago.
Who would you include in your altar, if you made one?
For a more traditional approach to an altar and more about the wonderful traditions surrounding El Dia on November 1st, this post gives an excellent description. Our favorite artisan group is Cielito Lindo Estudio, based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
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