Advent – the four weeks before Christmas – is a time of expectation and excitement. Hopefully, you have been able to sit down and think about some things that you’re expecting and planning for in the upcoming year. If you’re feeling a little stuck, however, I thought I’d give you some assistance to help get those creative juices flowing.
Category - Seasonal Activities
Some things only happen once a year – some seasonal ideas that you can take advantage of with your family or loved ones!
When I was growing up, my parents had an advent wreath that they brought out every year around this time. Every December, I would wait expectantly for dinner every night so that we could light the candles and prepare our hearts for Christmas.
Well, summer is definitely winding down. Nearly all the schools have started back, and the first official day of autumn is just a few weeks away. While I will miss the lazy afternoons spent by the pool, I’m not too heartbroken, since fall is far and above my favorite season of the year.
That’s why I like to make mini bucket lists as well, things that I want to do every season that are fun and easily doable.
- Check out an arts and crafts festival, such as the Indie Craft Experience, Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival, Georgia Mountain Fair, or Piedmont Park Arts Festival
- Have a cookout with friends and family
- Go whitewater rafting (Groupon always has a ton of deals on rafting!)
- Finish a project I’ve been wanting to do for a while
- Have a watermelon seed spitting contest
- See a play at Shakespeare’s Tavern
- Watch an outdoor movie and / or music concert
- See some fireworks
- Visit an out-of-town friend
Memorial day is just a few days away!
Many people spend the day grilling out and spending time with friends and family. But there are plenty of other ways to occupy the day, as well! I’ve compiled a list of activities that you can do with your family to celebrate the holiday together.
My husband and I are getting ready to go out of town for Easter, to visit my grandfather for his 90th birthday.
As we prepare, I’m thinking about ways I’ve celebrated Easter in the past. Eggs, of course, are an integral part of most Easter celebrations. They have always been a symbol of new life and rebirth, and in the Christian tradition they are used at Easter to symbolize the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
St. Patrick’s day is just around the corner, so I decided to take some time and learn about the man who inspired one of America’s favorite holidays. I’ve always heard that he is much more than just an excuse to drink green beer, but I didn’t really know his story.
Skiing is a popular pastime in mountainous areas.
In the western United States, for example, or plenty of other areas worldwide as well, it’s not uncommon to meet people who own their own ski equipment and hit the slopes every other weekend.
In Georgia, however, it’s not such a popular pastime. There are many Georgians who have never set foot on a ski slope, and probably never will.