Dia de Los Muertos 2016…

cempasuchil (flor de muertos) - susie carranza studio

November 1, 2016 – Dia de Los Muertos is here. If you know me, or read my inconsistent blog posts, you’ll know that Lawrence and I lived in Diamond Bar about three years ago. We were in the process of … Continue reading

Dia de Los Muertos, 2015…

Gorgeous papel picado, entrance to San Gabriel Mission Cemetery - susie carranza studio

Sharing my Dia de Los Muertos weekend in photos… (Please read my post from 2012 – Dia de Los Angelitos… to see our home altar that year.) ’til next time…

november 1st, dia de los angelitos (the little angels)…

november 1, 2012.  i can’t believe the year is almost over.  can you?

if you follow Day of the Dead tradition, today – November 1st – is dia de los angelitos (day of the little angels).  it is believed that babies and children who have passed away return to their loved ones for the day, to celebrate their lives.

i added lights and more flowers to our home altar today.  (the blue box on the right holds photos and memorial/prayer cards of family and friends who have died.)

the vase reads “In Loving Memory

this light

shines as

a symbol of

a life and love


meant for a candle or flowers, we had two of these vases at our wedding 7 years ago, one in memory of Lawrence’s sister, Adrie, and one for my paternal grandmother (Tita).