A break in the heat finally brings the crisp feel of autumn to my home on the Central Coast of California. Finally. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I look forward to the first day that signals the weather is adjusting to the calendar. Time to decorate.
Out come the two boxes of fall decor with the warm scent of cinnamon candles. It only takes a few hours to put the summer decor away and arrange the yellows, oranges, and reds of autumn leaves, candles, pumpkins, and Indian corn that color my front porch and the inner sanctuary of my home.
Honoring the seasons is one of the ways I honor the God of the seasons (see Genesis 1:14).
Since fall is the season of harvest, the scents and colors of fall bring thankfulness to the forefront long before Thanksgiving Day arrives.
Foods I don’t cook the rest of the year grace my dinner table and accentuate the grace that flows as our dinner prayer.
A few years ago I updated most of my fall decor and passed on the cute fall items of the past to my daughters who also decorate for the seasons.
Now my grandchildren can ask their mothers the questions of “Why” and hear the stories of the God who provides, and why we offer him gratitude and thanks (see Joshua 4:1-7.)
So where do you start with ideas for fall decorating? Well, I’ve rounded up some sites that can get your creative juices flowing.
In less than 2 minutes see 100 different ways to decorate your home for fall from the editors of Southern Living magazine.
Get crafty with the kids.
Love these fun ideas for fall harvest decorating from Martha Stewart.
Check out this video showing easy fall decor to create.
What’s your favorite fall decoration? What ways have you discovered to give honor to the Lord who created this season?
In Him together, Susan Gaddis
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