We love the nostalgia of traditions, and the warmth and memories that come with that consistency. This fall and into the new year, we’ll feature the different traditions families make to celebrate the season.
And here we are at Halloween. It marks the beginning of a beautiful string of holidays that conjure up warmth and anticipation. The season is all about those fall colors, smells, spooky ideas, darker days and cozier nights. How do you celebrate the festival of Halloween and the season surrounding it? We would love to hear about your favorite traditions. For our part, we are big on sloppy joes as the go-to Halloween night meal, carving pumpkins and roasting the seeds, and having a round-the-clock simmer pot on the stove of orange peel, cinnamon and cloves….
If you’re looking for some tried-and-true traditions before the season has passed, consider these:
- Visit a pumpkin patch.
- Then, decorate your front porch with pumpkin patch treasures.
- Walk through a corn maze.
- Watch The Wizard of Oz.
- Make leaf rubbings.
- Rake your neighbor’s yard.
- Then, jump in a leaf pile.
- Make a homemade pumpkin pie.
- Warm up with hot cider.
- Fill a vase with mums.
- Go for a leaf drive.
- Make a bonfire, tell stories.
- Fill a jar with the names of friends and family who have died to celebrate the Day of the Dead.
- Then, light a candle, with intention, for someone you love, near or far, heaven or earth.