It’s only the beginning September but in my household its not summer anymore. We are full blown fall. I absolutely love the autumn season. It kicks off all the great holidays, is super comfy amazing stay indoor unless to play in the leaves season! In my family we love traditions. My goal this season is to have a meaningful, enjoyable autumn by getting closer to nature, being thankful more and to have more fun family experiences.
Here is a list of some fall traditions that maybe you and your loved ones could embrace.
Make a trip to the pumpkin patch- There are many wonderful fun pumpkin patches close. In most cases you can google and find a few within a very short distance. In my case I have 3 within a 30 minute drive.
Host a harvest party or attend a harvest festival- Sounds like fun! Just think yummy comfort food, apple cider, candy apples and all sorts of pumpkin festivities.
Take your Christmas card photo- Take advantage of the mild weather and beautiful colors of the changing leaves.
Go apple picking- I love the idea picking fresh fruit and bringing it home to your family. I Googled apple picking farms and hound many within a 40 min of my house.
Decorate your home decor for fall- This is seriously one of my favorite things to do. I am a big fan of decorating your home with pumpkins, leaves and pine cones
Visit a vineyard during the grape harvest- Hopefully, you are lucky enough to live within driving distance of a wine-growing region, early autumn is an ideal time to visit. With the grape harvest coming in, the vineyards have a ton of things going on including special events and festivals.
Grateful? Start a journal- Being grateful for everything in your everyday life is a joyous habit. I am going to start this and start encouraging myself by dedicating a special journal to this purpose. Aim to write down at least one thing each day that you are grateful for. In a year revisit this and see how far you’ve come.
Enjoy dinner outdoors- I love cool nights of fall. Pack a blanket and eat outside. Complete your meal with hot apple cider and pumpkin pie.
Create DIY fall decorations- Creating decorations for your home sweet home will put you in the fall feeling. You can decoupage pumpkins, paint pumpkins or make yummy smelling potpourri. I recommend heading to your local craft store to get inspired.
Create a list of Blessings Sit down with your family and write down everything you’re grateful for in preparation of Thanksgiving.
Enjoy your fall season.