Like jack-o-lanterns whose once upturned grins start to slide south as the 11th month of the year unfolds, so too does autumn begin to wane as November returns.
Yet, it is important to remember that no matter the weather (be it sunny, cold, rainy, grey, snowy or all of the above!), November is still fall time. Indeed, it is the last full month of this enchantingly lovely season.
Interestingly, back in the days of the ancient Romans, the month that we now know as November was the ninth on their calendar and was called novem – the Latin word for the number nine.
In the aftermath of the glowing blue moon, the thrilling energy of both Halloween and Samhain, and the warmer days of early fall, it’s easy to feel a little melancholy. Or to think that the best that autumn has to offer is behind us already.
Such thoughts and feelings are normal – fear not. I’m here to tell you, however, that while it might not have the lingering heat of September or the distinctly spooky air of October, there are still plenty of reasons to adore November.
Whether you need some convincing of this fact or are already smitten with the penultimate month of the year, read on to discover – or be reminded of – thirty reasons (one for each day of this month) why November is anything but lacklustre and why it deserves a special spot in all of our hearts. 🧡
(Note: To my lovely readers who live south of the equator, this list is geared more towards those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. If you reside on the southern side of the world and would like to share some of the ways that you enjoy celebrating November, please feel free to share them in the comment section of this post.)
30 Reasons to Love November
1. Sweater weather: Let’s face it, unless you’re fortunate to live in a particularly toasty climate or your area is experiencing an abnormally warm November, this is the time of the year when many of us dive headfirst into our thickest, coziest layers of woollens, fleeces, velvets, corduroy, and other plush fabrics that help to keep the icy bite of mid to late autumn at bay.
2. Stunning fall colours: Now, admittedly, November’s foliage and the landscapes it calls home isn’t always as richly vibrant and jewel toned as that of September and October in many areas. However, unless your corner of the world is already buried under copious amounts of snow, there may still be plenty of lingering fall hues to delight in.
Around these parts, November tends to be the month of earthy brown, inky red and burgundy, and aged pumpkin hued leaves that continue to cling to their branches a wee bit longer. Trampling merrily over them is a special joy unto itself and one of the elements of November that I look most forward to each year.
3. Scoring great deals on Halloween décor, costumes, and perhaps even (more) candy in the days immediately following October 31st: This can be especially exciting for those of us who fall into the #Halloween365 camp, live for Halloween, and/or who like to use Halloween decorations as part of year-round home décor.
It can also be a fantastic way to snag next year’s costume a seriously discounted price, thus helping to ensure you’re amply prepared well in advance of the next frightfully fun All Hallows’ Eve.
4. Native American Heritage Month: Starting in 1990, November has been designated as National Native American Heritage Month in the United States.
It is a month to honour, celebrate, and learn more about America’s indigenous peoples and their wonderful cultures, beliefs, traditions, crafts, music, food, and history.
(For my fellow Canadians, we have a month that focuses on First Nations Peoples history as well. It is called National Indigenous History Month and takes place annually in June.)
5. November has a poetic soul: Dark, moody, and draped in the fading hues of autumn, November is a contemplative month with a great deal of beauty to the gradually dying embers of its seasonal fire.
Use November’s soulful loveliness to help inspire you on multiple fronts, from writing to photography, art to crafting, home décor to menu choices.
6. Decorating for the winter holiday season: If you celebrate any holiday(s) during the winter months, chances are you’ll be eager to get a jump on putting out your seasonal décor nice and early. Especially if, like me, you’re one of those people who can never get enough of making our homes extra festive as often as possible.
Some years I begin decorating for Yule and Christmas (I observe both; secularly in the case of the latter) on November 1st, others, it’s closer to the 30th, and there’s certainly been plenty of points in between, too.
There’s no right or wrong date to start decorating for the winter holiday season, just what works best for your life and feels like it is in keeping with the rhythms of the seasons for you personally.
7. Crackling fires: Indoors or out, November is the time to pile up some logs – or switch on the gas powered flames – and cozy up with a roaring blaze. The welcome warmth is especially lovely against the backdrop of November’s chill.
It also helps to remind us of the fact that until very recently in human history, fire was an essential component to ensuring that our ancestors did not, quite literally, run the risk of freezing to death come the icy days of late fall, winter, and early spring.
Plus, extra bonus points if marshmallows are involved in your November fire! #smores 😃
8. Ice skating season: If you are a fan of lacing up a pair of blades, now is a fabulous time to connect with this much adored pastime/sport.
You need not be able to spin a perfect triple axle to enjoy ice skating. Simply gliding across the ice, living in the moment, and – if outdoors – savouring these precious days of mid to late fall weather is worthy of an Olympic gold medal unto itself.
9. National Caregivers Appreciation Month: The subject of caregiving and the tireless, compassionate work of carers the world over is near and dear to my heart (and is a subject I explored in detail in my post, Magickal Approaches and Self-Care Tips for Caregivers).
It behoves us all the acknowledge, thank, and try to support those who are take on this important job, and to try and ensure that carers get the support and vital self-care time they need.
This November, why not look into ways you could possibly help to make life easier or more manageable for carers in your own life or local community, or volunteer, where applicable, to take on certain caregiving roles yourself?
10. US Thanksgiving: Up here in the woodsy wilds of Canada, we celebrate our Thanksgiving on the second Monday in October.
Our neighbours to the south do so on the last Thursday in November, and I’ve always adored that they have a major holiday during the 11th month of the year.
It seems so logical to honour the harvest season well into November and US Thanksgiving certainly helps to do that in its own meaningful ways.
Even if you don’t call America home, there’s no reason why you can’t opt to enjoy a meaningful late harvest season feast, if so desired (any excuse for a pumpkin pie is A-okay in my books! 😄). Or simply take some time to give the deepest of thanks for the blessings and gifts in your life this autumn.
11. Remembrance Day (Canada and other Commonwealth countries), Armistice Day (various countries), and Veteran’s Day (USA): As these important days share much in common, including the date of November 11th, I am listing them as one “reason” here in this post.
Each of these annual events honours those who have served their countries during WW1, with Remembrance Day extending this same veneration to those who were involved with other battles such as WW2 and the Korean War.
Canada, like most other European and Commonwealth countries around the globe, does not have a separate day to honour all those who have served their countries, as America does via Memorial Day.
This is primarily why, outside of the US, November 11th extends to pay tribute and give thanks to the valiant men and women who have fought for our freedom throughout the 20th and early 21st century.
12. Halloween and Samhain are just eleven months away: Not everyone eats, breaths, sleeps, and lives for October 31st all year round, but for those of us who do, often the best way to help cope with the passing of one Halloween/Samhain is to set our sights squarely on the next.
Of course, as detailed in my post 31 Way to Celebrate Halloween All Year Long, you can engage with the spirit and joy of All Hallows’ Eve throughout the entire year, too – November very much included.
13. Friday the 13th: This November houses a Friday the 13th, which is the second of two such Fridays in 2020 (the first was in March).
While Friday the 13th has garnered something of a reputation as a day of superstition, bad luck or misfortune, not everyone – myself and plenty of fellow Pagans/witches included – view it as such.
Quite the opposite. We see much to celebrate about the 13th day of the month falling on Frigg’s day and often rush to work with the potent energy of this relatively rare calendar event (the next one of which will take on August 13, 2021).
14. World Kindness Day: And speaking of Friday November 13th, that is precisely when this year’s World Kindness Day takes place.
This special day invites people across the globe to mindfully engage in acts of kindness and compassion, be they random or otherwise.
I’m of the mind that there’s almost no such thing as too much kindness and love that plenty of others feel that way, too.
If you ask me, kindness is one of the key reasons our species has managed to survive as long as we have – and goodness knows after the year we’ve all had in 2020, we could all do with some extra kindness (giving and receiving alike) at the moment.
15. The start of holiday season baking: Without fail, my paternal grandma always begins her plum pudding and fruitcake making in early November. In doing so she is carrying on a centuries old tradition across many nations in which certain holiday season foods are started several weeks in advance of Yule and Christmas.
If December includes sweet treats and/or other special foods that you could begin on advance, why not utilize some of November’s easygoing days to get a jump start on your baking, cooking, or candy making?
Freezing or otherwise safely storing those foods that are not doused in alcohol (such as my gran’s traditional plum pudding), which you’ll be tucking into come the winter holiday season.
16. National Origami Day (in Japan). This annual event transpires on November 11th and is a time to celebrate, enjoy and, if so desired, create some lovely origami pieces of your own.
While, like many youngsters, I dabbled a touch in origami as when I was little, I make no claims of excelling at this impressive folded paper art form and haven’t tried my hand at it for quite a while now.
Perhaps this National Origami Day, I’ll pick up some lovely squares of folding paper and see if I can master a few more designs than back when I was in grade school.
If you’re intrigued by origami and/or are a fellow paper crafter, why not give this incredible Japanese art form a go yourself as well?
17. The return of plenty of our favourite TV and on demand service shows: Granted, and fully understandably, in the face of the global pandemic this year, not as many series will be returning with new seasons this fall, but thankfully some are still able to do so.
No matter if your fave shows are back this fall or not, November – with its ingrained chill and sense of wanting to curl up inside as the mercury plummets ever further outside the front door – is just the ticket if you’ve been needing an excuse to have a movie or TV show marathon, binge that series you’ve been meaning to catch for ages now, or simply hunker down with a beloved favourite and your go-to TV watching snacks.
18. Occult Day: Shrouded rather aptly in an air of mystery, various online sources list November 18th as being Occult Day. A date on which to celebrate and connect with all things occult and esoteric, if so desired.
Just when and where this annual event got its start may be lost to the ethers of time now. However, for anyone whose spirituality relates to such or who otherwise has an interest in these kinds of subjects, this date is an excellent point in November to connect with the enigmatic, ancient, and magickally charged realm of the occult.
19. Fall scents aplenty!: Be it the unmatchable aroma of nature itself during the heart of autumn, seasonal candles, scrumptious fall foods, or other scented products that celebrate everything from apple pie to pumpkin spice, candy corn to fall leaves, November is the ideal time to lap up as many of this season’s sublime olfactory delights as we possibly can.
20. NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month, often referred to as NaNoWriMo, has been a literary world institution since its inception in 1999. This month encourages creative writers to take on the challenge of writing an entire novel – or at least 50,000 words of it – in a single month, if possible.
While I am not a novelist myself (my writing as an adult has been almost exclusively of a non-fiction and poetry nature), I have many friends around the world who are, some of whom have participated in various NaNoWriMos, and I have a great deal of admiration for anyone who takes on this lofty goal.
21. Cooler weather: While some folks absolutely thrive during the hottest months of the year and genuinely mourn for the end of summer weather, plenty of us prefer our temperatures a little lower and eagerly welcome the nippier days of fall back into our lives.
Even if you’re more of a sunshine season fan, the refreshing coolness of November can still be a welcome pause before we launch into the bone-chillingly heart of wintertime proper.
22. The Frost Moon: November’s full moon goes by many names, with the Frost Moon and Beaver Moon being two of the most common.
The first honours the fact that frost is often present in many parts of the world come November, the latter – that industrious beavers frequently build their winter damns throughout the second half of autumn.
This year, the Frost Moon/Beaver Moon – which, both interesting and logically, the ancient Celts sometimes called the Dark Moon – takes place on November 30, 2020.
Like each full moon of the year, it is a poignant point in the month that invites us to connect in meaningful ways with the power, ancient beauty, and inherent magick of our cherished Luna.
Some of the other names for November’s full moon include the Snow Moon (though this name is also used at times for some of the winter full moons), the Trading Moon, the White Moon, and the Tree Moon.
23. Making holiday season crafts: Like many a crafter, year after year, I vow to start whipping up my homemade holiday season cards and other projects months in advance.
In reality, life has other plans and so that rarely happens. This means that November is quickly designated as the unofficial Christmas, Yule, and New Year’s card making season at my house.
Not only cards, but other festive projects from wreaths to ornaments also tend to happen in November. And as much as I would love to be able to knock out a lot of my winter holiday season makes ages in advance, I’ve come to rather adore that so much crafty goodness often happens this month.
If you’re a crafter or otherwise a creative soul, and if the circumstances of your life permit, November is a stellar time to deep dive into churning out some fabulous new projects for the coming winter festive season.
24. Follow the leaves’ lead and just let go: This year has been heavy. Not “box of old college textbooks heavy”, but heavy as the weight of the planet itself.
In ways both consciously and subconsciously, 2020 has hit most of us hard. It has turned plenty of lives upside, caused profound loss and pain, and forever shaped the trajectory of human history.
This November, as those stunning fall leaves many of us swoon up a storm over come tumbling down, follow their lead and look for areas of your life, your actions, and your thoughts that you can safely part ways with.
Let go. Just let go.
We do not have to hold onto everything that crosses our paths or our mind.
You might just be amazed by how liberating and beautiful a thing it is to let go and move forward with less of that weight holding you back.
25. Wearing all the opaque tights: Okay, probably not at the same time – though that would certainly help to ensure you stayed warm this month! 😄
No, I mean one pair at a time.
Bare legs are great, no two ways about it, but I’m definitely one of those folks who prefer their gams to be wrapped in hosiery. Few things compare, in my books, to a fabulous pair of thick (usually, but not always) black tights on that front.
They’re practical, stylish, versatile, and virtually guaranteed to never go out of fashion.
26. National Peanut Butter Lovers Month: If you are able to safely consume peanuts, then this entry might just be one of your favourite reasons to melt faster than PB on warm toast for the month of November!
Hearty, delicious and endlessly versatile, it’s easy to see how and why peanut butter landed a whole month of appreciation.
Whether you prefer yours crunchy or smooth, partnered with jelly, bananas, chocolate, or eaten straight from the jar, why not celebrate one of the tastiest foods ever invented and spread – pun intended – the love for peanut butter around this month?
27. Foggy days: Granted, fog is rarely the ideal atmospheric condition for things like driving, bird watching, or skiing in. However, if you’re able to safely enjoy it and don’t find that it’s cramping your plans, the wispy, elegant tendrils – or ample lashings – of fog that sometimes call November home can be a welcome and very beautiful sight to behold.
28. Small Business Saturday: While Black Friday and Cyber Monday often gets the lion’s share of the limelight when it comes to shopping related happenings in November, there’s another commerce related date this month that you should know about: Small Business Saturday.
This annual event encourages consumers to support small and/or local businesses both in their own area and further afield, and takes place on the Saturday immediately following Thanksgiving in the States. Thus, Small Business Saturday 2020 falls on November 28, 2020.
Countless businesses have been profoundly impacted – and often not in a positive way at all – by the global pandemic that has rocked our world this year. If you have the means and wish to do some shopping this year, consider allocating some of those funds to small businesses.
Now, more than ever, the revenue that most small businesses are able to generate can quite literally make or break them. Let’s all do our part and help those whose livelihoods stem from their small businesses stay afloat during these profoundly challenging times.
29. National button day (USA): While this day – which falls on November 16, 2020 – stems from America, one can certainly hop on the celebratory bandwagon no matter where in the world you live.
I’ve loved buttons my whole life and have enjoyed both (casually) collecting and (frequently) crafting with them since childhood.
Buttons are a common go-to item for me when paper crafting, doing needlework, or otherwise whipping up various handmade products – just as they are for scores of us around the world.
Buttons also play a role in some of my witchy workings and (usually displayed in pretty jars or dishes) as part of our home décor as well.
No matter if you craft with or collect buttons, nearly all of us use this wonderfully handy invention on a regular basis via our wardrobe.
Buttons as we know them today in terms of shapes and functions, date back to at least 13th Germany, though their origins stretch considerably further in time (it is believed that earlier buttons were usually more ornamental or used as seals).
So why not use National Button Day as a great excuse to sew or craft with buttons, display some of your faves, or slip on a garment whose buttons you particularly adore?
30. The return of holiday season music: I will readily cop to playing Christmas tunes prior to November 1st, but like many of us, tend to amp up the amount of airplay they get come the 11th month of the year.
Whether you’re cueing up your favourite festive song playlists, delighting in hearing a treasured tune overhead while out shopping, or attending live holiday season musical performances, November is the ideal time to reconnect with all of the holly, jolly music that stirs up sweet nostalgia and makes our hearts smile warmly in the process.
Is November the best month of the year?
Objectively, it is very difficult to quantify or determine if one month of the year is vastly better than others.
Each has its joys and charms, challenges and perks, reasons to smile, and rightful place in the annual turning of the Wheel of the Year that has gone on since time immemorial.
November is certainly no exception there, as the entries in this post help to demonstrate.
Most of us have a favourite month or two (or twelve!).
For me personally, that month is October. I genuinely feel a sense of sorrow and loss when it passes us by for another year – capping off, enchantingly, with Samhain/Halloween on October 31st.
I used to get very down when October ended – a sort of heavy mid-fall funk falling over me for a spell. I still experience that to a lesser degree sometimes.
However, over the years I’ve come to adore and appreciate November in countless ways and to wholeheartedly delight in the wonders of this splendid month.
After all, for a Canadian lass like me, the fact that November is still a full month of autumn is worth cheering for on that fact alone!
We’re in for a long stretch of sub-zero temps, mile high snowfalls, and plenty of icy morns and even chiller nights over the next few months.
Just as a good many people in various corners are the globe are as well, of course.
Before we turn hot cocoa into a food group unto itself, bundle up like arctic explorers, and deck the halls with mistletoe and holly once more, let’s celebrate the often overlooked and underappreciated perks and joys of November.
It might not have October’s pizzazz and haunting spirit, but it is still a gorgeous chapter of the year and one that allows us to savour our treasured fall for a few more weeks.
If that isn’t worth raising a pumpkin spice latte in celebration of, I don’t know what is!
Which of these reasons to love November is your favourite? What are some others that never fail to make you happy to see the 11th month of the year return again? 🥧🍁🦃
Wearing opaques, berets, scarves and gloves, and indulge in some soul-restoring leaf-kicking while breathing in the scents of Autumn: there’s a lot to be said for November! However, we are currently experiencing uncharacteristically warm weather, with temperatures of up to 18°C, so it doesn’t really feel like November. No sub-zero temperatures in sight yet! xxx
Fabulous reasons to celebrate and hold November dear to your heart, lovely Ann. I absolutely relish – and eagerly look forward to – to kicking, crunching, and savouring the beauty of fall’s gorgeous leaves as well.
How delightful that you’re getting treated to some milder weather this month (though I do sincerely understand how that would make this month feel less like November and more like, say, September or April). No such luck on this end. Winter came a calling extra early here this year and we’ve been experiencing snow on and off since mid-October. There are presently several inches of it on our property with more tumbling down as I type these words.
As such, while we experienced scarcely a month’s worth of true fall weather (and foliage) this time around, autumn is now living on primarily via our seasonal home decor and in our hearts.
Please don’t hesitate to ship some balmy fall weather our way, if you’d like. I certainly wouldn’t say no to such a welcome gift. 😊
Many good reasons to like November. It’s my favorite because it contains my birthday!
What a stellar reason to adore November! Joyful birthday month wishes, my friend! I hope that you have a relaxing, fun-filled, and abundantly blessed celebration. 🥳
Love November here in Australia – south of the equator … it’s beach time, long warm days, cicadas singing, winding down to a slower pace as Christmas approaches and of course Remembrance Day, preparation for bushfires, decorating, shopping and baking as the momentum for Christmas increases … an altogether fine time! It must be said that this year it will be a bit of a struggle to be jolly following the loss of our beloved, Odin.
I’m blown away by all of the things you were able to mention for November in Canada… I must research for more of the features of this month here!
Thank you for sharing, as always!
Donna W 🧚🏻♀️❤️🐝
Thank you SO much for detailing some of the reasons why November rocks south of the equator as well. It sounds like such a dreamy, beautiful time of the year in AU – perhaps if I ever manage to finally visit your stunning country, I’ll aim to do so in November.
I hope dearly that the wildfire season there isn’t too brutal this year – especially after the living nightmare that Australia endured on that front one brief year ago. Here in Western Canada where we live, our province usually gets hit with scores of serious forest fires each sunny season, so I can sincerely relate to what it’s like to witness and live around major wildfire blazes.
It is completely understandable that the loss of your cherished pet will cast a heavy shadow over the holiday season. We experienced that as well following the death of our treasured cat (Stellar) in the arson fire we experienced in 2016. So much about that holiday season was different, but thankfully certain beloved traditions coupled with the love + support of friends and family helped to ensure the festive spirit was able to keep on shining in our hearts this year.
I hope dearly that there are people/elements in your life that will enable the same thing for your household this year, and am always just an email away if you ever need some extra holiday cheer sent your way from the snowy wilds of Canada.
Many hugs & heartfelt thanks for your comment,
What a lovely post very uplifting. I love this time of the year as I grew up in the Caribbean and we did not have these seasons. Enjoy your November and thank you for you lovely words. Hugs Anesha
You’re wholeheartedly welcome, dear Anesha. I adored learning about the fact that you grew up in the Caribbean. That must have been such an interesting experience. I’ve not yet had the opportunity to visit that gorgeous corner of the globe, but sincerely hope to do so one day.
If you currently live in a country that experiences each of the four seasons, which has emerged as your favourite?
Many hugs & heartfelt thanks for your lovely comment,
Much like you, I have to place October first on my list of favorite months. And, I’ve also come to appreciate the beauty of November- even calling it my second October.
Here, in the south, our leaves have just peaked and still scatter the deck daily.
May your November be a lovely extension of your October.
Yaasss! November is 100% a second October in my books as well. In a lot of ways, IMO, it is to October as Boxing Day is to Christmas. A thoroughly festive, beautiful, and welcome time to savour the beauty of nature, blessing of the season, and traditions that we hold dear.
How gorgeous that your deck is carpeted in a stunning array of fall foliage. That sounds breathtaking. Our deck is currently buried under several inches of snow – with more falling as we speak, but for a few brief weeks in late September and early October, it too was bejewelled by one of fall’s most endearingly gorgeous gifts: a bevy of crunchy jewel-toned leaves.
Wishing you a sunny, abundantly blessed November.
October is my favourite month, but I enjoy November for a few of the reasons you listed. I actually do a US Thanksgiving pot of chili and we have a couple of friends over to watch NFL football all day on the Thursday – it always is a good time.
I’m planning on putting up my Christmas decorations this year – for the first time in 10 years! I’m excited about it, and I’ll probably start on the final weekend of November.
That is awesomely exciting! Though our post-fire Christmas decor collection is very small and quite the mixed bag, I too am champing at the bit to put it out again as November winds down – especially given that we’ve already got three weeks of snow under our (Santa suit) belts here in Armstrong. 😄
I hope that you have a terrific time decorating and a really lovely, cozy, safe and enjoyable whole of November (including your delicious US Thanksgiving celebration meal).
You have such a great writing style. I learned so much too from your knowledge too. Thanks for sharing.
Sweet Anita, you are tremendously kind and supportive. Thank you, truly, for blessing me with the gift of your thoughtful words. They will help to fuel me on as I pen posts for the remainder of this year and beyond. 🙏
Many you have a relaxing, safe, beautiful and blessed November.
Such an uplifting post in these different times, it really brightened my day! I liked all of the reasons, my favorite was #24, letting go like the leaves. Thank you!
Thank you very much, lovely lady. I too am especially drawn to #24 – perhaps more so this year than ever. We have all collectively carried so much with us and endured a great deal in the past 11 months that we are well served to part ways with, whenever possible. Not forget or ignore, but simply to not permit to have a (potential) stranglehold on us as we gear up to face whatever life holds in store for us in 2021. 🍁
May you have a cozy, wonderful, safe and happy tail end of this season, dear Donna.
Great reasons to love November. I love Autumn in general.
Thank you very much, sweet Ivana. It’s always a joy to connect with fellow “falloholics”. 😃
I’m delighted to see that this post was well received and enjoyed by others. Perhaps it could stand as the first in an ongoing series of entries looking at various reasons (30 or 31 would be natural choices in this instance) to love each month. Something for me to contemplate doing for sure. 🎃
May you have a cozy, safe, and thoroughly lovely end of the season.
Well I certainly don’t need 30 reason to love November, but these are all wonderful and enjoyed reading them! 🙂
😄 Very true! The sheer fact that it is a month comprised solely of autumn makes it a massive winner in my books, too.
I hope that the 11th month of the year was sweet-as-pumpkin-pie to you, dear Vicki, and that you have a cozy, awesome and very festive December. 🎄
I enjoyed this post. It really helped me get into the spirit of the current season and month. 🙂 While summer is my favourite season, I also like autumn. It’s a beautiful time of year. I’d say that September and October are my favourite autumn months, and October is when you really start to see the trees turning and the autumn colours here. They’re starting to fade now but there are still pretty trees and fallen leaves around. Early Nov is when it starts to get colder in my area, it’s when I really feel the shift towards the winter.
In the UK we have Bonfire Night (Guy Fawkes Night) on the 5th of this month, so I associate fireworks with November. I would normally go to a display, but there weren’t any this year, due to the pandemic.
Happy November! 🙂
Hello lovely Zania, thank you very much for your terrific comment. It’s a joy to connect with you here. ❤️
While fall does top out as my favourite season, summer holds a very special place in my heart as well – especially since it was the season into which I was born (you know, about a millennia ago now 😂).
Living in a country where winter weather often consumes 6 – 7+ months of the year and both spring and fall are scarcely longer than the duration of a single breath, summer is a welcome and long pined for annual visitor, and even when the heat drains me faster than a bathtub, I cannot help but love the toastiest chapter of the year.
I’m sorry that the Guy Fawkes celebrations were cancelled (understandably) this year. While that’s not an event that is usually observed here in Canada, I got a sense of it via Bonfire Night during the years (eons ago) when I lived in Ireland.
Perhaps next November, if we can find a place to safely light one in, we’ll have a bonfire of our own on the same night to join in spirit with those on the other side of the pond.
Thank you again, my dear. May you have a thoroughly wonderful, safe, and abundantly blessed tail end of the year. 🎄
A lovely list of reasons to love November, which it being my favorite month, I found myself agreeing with the majority of!
What a marvelous month to pick as your absolute favourite, my sweet friend. It ranks high up there for me as well and is a chapter of the year that, joyfully, I find myself falling ever more in love with autumn.
I hope that your treasured month was extra lovely and enjoyable this time around, and that it has lead to a December that will no less positive and merry.
November is a sandwich month, placed in between October and December, which are both marvellous and hard to compete with. We don’t have Thanksgiving here in Denmark, but we do have Saint Martin’s Day, where we gather family and friends and eat roasted duck and old fashioned apple dessert. I love it, so uncomplicated and no gifts or decor or anything else. And my birthday, which is tomorrow, yeepiiii! 😀 Haha. DH has been very secretive the past few days, so I am curious what he’s up to. We have cooler weather, so we’re definately into warm sweaters and stockings and lit fireplaces. And I have never heard of such a thing as National Button Day, funny! I bet you wore your button jar brooch. 😉 Love these month lists, dear. 🙂
How right you are, dear Sanne. It is a something of a “breather” month – and a welcome one at that. October is my fave month of the year and I adore December, too, but I think I might get a bit worn down were it not for the calm, cold air fuelled respite of November.
It’s beautiful that you have St. Martin’s Day in Denmark. It sounds like such a lovely and meaningful celebration. And, I should add, as someone who adores duck (it’s my favourite type of poultry to eat), the menu couldn’t appeal to me more.
I hope dearly that you had a fun-filled, cheerful, and thoroughly awesome birthday celebration. Though I can’t say for certain when exactly it will get in the mail, please know that I have a little b-day parcel ready to go for you (complete with a handmade card) and that whenever it is able to zip off to you, I hope the gifts it houses will help to keep the festive cheer of your special day going all the longer.
Oodles of hugs & happy start of December wishes,
*PS* I totally did! You know me so well. 😊
I whole-heartedly agree with this list! November really is such an underrated month! I love it because it blends both fall and winter to me.
Beautifully put, dear Janey. November really is an awesome amalgamation of fall and winter, blending the two like ingredients in a hearty and warming seasonal dish that beckons to our souls.
As they so often do, this November whipped by at the speed of light. If possible, it almost felt faster than October. Wintry though our landscape is (and has been for a few weeks now), I’m still feeling quite autumnal and will keep our pumpkins out a wee bit longer. They don’t mind, I’m sure, sharing space for a while with Christmas and Yule decorations.
Many hugs & the happiest of wishes for a beautiful remainder of fall.