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Falling Into Fall: 2020 Edition

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Since the weather is getting colder and the leaves are beginning to turn bright orange, it can be tempting to continue annual fall traditions. While large Halloween parties and crowded pumpkin patches might not be the best idea this year, there are still some fun ways that you can celebrate fall, while staying socially distanced and safe. The pandemic has definitely eliminated some of the festivities that usually go on during this time of year, but that does not mean that this season can not be enjoyable! Autumn is such a beautiful season of changes, and it reminds us that not all changes have to be negative if we make the best of them.

  1. Decorate or carve pumpkins at home

Just because you might not be able to go door-to-door Trick or Treating, doesn’t mean that you can’t still decorate your home for the fall season. Pumpkin carving is a fun way to bond with family members and participate in a traditional Halloween festivity. There are so many unique ways you can carve or paint a pumpkin, depending on your style. Whether you decide to cover it in glitter or carve an intricate design, carving pumpkins is a great way to step away from your worries and do something you enjoy!

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           2. Watch a scary movie with friends –  virtually

Even though you might not be able to spend time with friends in-person, having virtual events is a great way to stay connected. Using Netflix Party, you and your friends can watch movies and TV shows at the same time, while providing your own commentary in the chat box. Watching scary movies is always much more fun with friends, and it can be done from the comfort of your own home.

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          3. Bake fall treats

Autumn always comes with the most delicious baked goods, filled with cinnamon, nutmeg, and other fragrant spices. Whether it is pumpkin bread, apple pie, or cookies, get your whole family involved and try out a new recipe! Baking always puts me in a good mood and can help you celebrate fall, without having to leave your home. Try out a complicated recipe that you have always wanted to test out! Quarantine is the perfect opportunity to become the baker you’ve always wanted to be.

          4. Go apple picking

Apple picking is always the highlight of my November because I get to spend time with my family in the crisp, fall air. Many apple farms are open and ensure that customers will be socially distanced. If you feel comfortable, head to your local orchard and fill up baskets of delicious apples, which are in season now! These apples can be used in baked goods, or even in a homemade apple butter. Fruit picking is one of the fall traditions that can safely be continued this year, which makes this time of year that much more special. 

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Just because the pandemic has drastically changed many aspects of our lives, does not mean that it needs to hinder how we celebrate fall. As long as you are staying safe and remaining conscious of others, this time of year can be as special as it always is.

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