It’s officially fall – my favorite season of all. And to celebrate the beginning of the new season, I had the whole family work on an autumn wreath that now hangs on our front door.

The autumn wreath was actually a kit. It was on sale (75% off) when I found it, and I thought it would be a great, quick fall project for the girls. Very simple to do if you don’t mind getting your hands sticky from using glue and floral tape. Mica says her favorite part of the project was attaching the acorns to the wreath, while Rinoa says her “most favorite parts were popping the (diecut) leaves out and chalking them”.

In tandem with teaching them about gratitude, I’m planning on having each member of my family write down on a tag something he/she is thankful for. This will be done every week at the start of November and will culminate on Thanksgiving Day. The gratitude tags will be pinned on the wreath as they are filled up and will be read out loud by whoever wrote them during Thanksgiving Dinner.

Another quick fall project we did was the Halloween Tree. Much simpler than the Autumn Wreath. Also a kit. Also on sale. This will get them excited for Halloween – not that they need any push in that direction. The bags don’t have treats yet. We’ll be filling that up as Halloween draws nearer.

And this is just a reflection the Halloween Tree and my lamp made on the window. I just thought it was cool. =)