Our Lady of Guadalupe Shadow box shrine - The Virgin Mary shrine or altar piece / Rainbow colorful / Mexican folk art
home altar by candlelight
Family members will often construct altars to honor their ancestors or recently deceased relatives. They decorate them with sugar skulls, marigolds, candles, incense and the favorite foods and drinks of their family members to make it personal to them. Photos of the deceased are often placed on altars. They also visit graves and put gifts on them. They put up such decorations because they think it makes it better for when the souls to come back to earth. That way they will be able to hear th...