The First Snowfall, Pumpkin Spice, and 39 Other Things We Can Still Look Forward To in 2020
This has been an unpredictable year, but the best thing we can do is look ahead. The fall and winter hold a lot of key traditions, holidays, and activities that we hold dear to our hearts, and while some may look a little different, it doesn't mean we can't still have fun! Think of roasting marshmallows over a fire, turning on your favorite holiday music, or better yet, the feeling you get after the first snowfall. It's the little things that get us excited for the seasons to come. Bookmark this list and refer to it on the days you're feeling down, or better yet, print it out and hang it on your wall for inspiration. The year's not over yet, so we might as well make the best of it! Here are all of the comforting things we can still look forward to in 2020.
Chilly Fall Walks
There's no better feeling than brisk, fresh air.
Sipping Warm Coffee on a Cold Morning
Warm coffee drinkers know that it's no fun sipping hot coffee on 80-plus degree days.
Binge Watching Every Holiday Movie to Exist
Holiday movies have a way of lifting everyone's spirit.
Jumping in a Pile of Autumn Leaves
So what if the last time you did this you were a kid? It's fun to do no matter your age.
Long Scenic Drives
Nothing beats fall foliage, I repeat, nothing.
Outdoor Foliage Hikes
Take in all that mother nature has to offer.
Carving Jack-o'-Lanterns For Your Doorstep
This might be the cheapest Halloween decoration ever.
Pumpking Spice Everything
You're not doing fall right if you don't have a pumpkin spice latte.
Drinking Delicious Apple Cider
Try making it yourself! It tastes even better that way.
The Smell of Fall Candles
There's no need to go outside to get the fall effect, a few candles can do the job.
Because who doesn't love the smell of Christmas?
Finding Eggnog at the Grocery Store
The day eggnog is released at the grocery store is the day fall begins.
Listening to Holiday Music All Day Everyday
If you're ever in a bad mood, just remember: Christmas music will make you feel better.
Filling Up on Thanksgiving Food
Turkey, stuffing, biscuits, gravy . . . all the good stuff.
All of the Pretty Autumn Decorations
There's no such thing as too much autumn decor.
The Look of Christmas Ornaments on the Tree
They shine so perfectly under the tree's twinkling lights.
Roasting Marshmallows Over a Campfire
Nothing tastes better than roasted marshmallows.
Warming Up Over a Cup of Hot Chocolate
Don't forget to accent it with marshmallows and a candy cane!
Baking All the Pies and Breads Your Heart Desires
You've done this before (ahem, this spring) you can do it again.
Flushed cheeks make you feel alive, and give you a nice glow, too.
Building a Ginger Bread House
Ginger bread houses are the best.
Decorating For the Holidays
The sooner you decorate for Christmas, the better!
Baking Sweet Treats For Family
Who doesn't love home-baked goods?
Eating Buckets Full of Halloween Candy
Even if trick-or-treating looks different, Halloween candy will still be in stores!
Wearing Flannels and Scarves
Nothing beats cozying up in an oversized flannel and scarf.
Getting Into Competitive Snowball Fights
Be safe, but throwing a snowball at your roommate could always brighten your day.
Going Ice Skating on a Clear Winter Day
The blue skies in winter are so crystal clear, and ice skating underneath them is even better.
Drinking Soup For Lunch and Dinner
I don't know about you, but any excuse to have a cup of soup, I take it.
Revisiting Your Favorite Winter Hobby
Whether it's snowshoeing or ice fishing, winter has so many fun hobbies to do.
The bigger the sweater, the better.
The Feeling of the First Snowfall
It's always fun to take bets over the first snowfall, and when it happens, it's so exciting!
Eating Your Favorite Comfort Food
Hearty food tastes so much better in the fall and winter.
Cozying Up Under a Warm Blanket
Wrapping yourself in a warm blanket feels so good.
Knowing that it's cold outside makes bubble baths even better.
There's only a certain time of year to wear these babies, so get cozy.
Relaxing Nights Around a Fireplace
A glass of wine, a few snuggles, and a cozy fireplace are sometimes the only things you need.
ABC's 25 Days of Christmas
Counting down the days until Christmas via ABC isn't anything short of amazing.
Sending and Receiving Holiday Cards
Written holiday cards may not be as common, but they definitely add a bit of personalization.
Wearing Your House Slippers
Who doesn't enjoy walking around the house in slippers all day everyday?
Curling Up With a Good Book
Sure, we can curl up with a book whenever, but it's even better when it's cold outside.