The Month of Erin

fall wreath

No, it’s not my birthday month, the Month of Erin is a silly tradition that I started in College to celebrate the peak of fall.  I would (on the exact date of October 1st) get out my boots and put away my flip flops.  I’d switch over the decor in my home and the wreath on my door, and I’d begin my preparations for Halloween.

It may have started because my actual birth month was always during the Christmas holiday and I never got to celebrate with friends from school, so I wanted something to celebrate that was mine.  So, I choose October… the whole month.  I love the foliage, that there is a coolness in the air, but still sunshine in the sky, and that things start to slow down.  People begin to settle into school years and, of course, it’s football season.

This year, I’m kind of bummed out that I will miss half of the month, as I’ll be on a business trip to China for two weeks.  I have to soak in every moment of October this week before I head off.

Do you have any silly seasonal traditions?  What month would you choose for ‘your month’?


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  1. Lacey Anne says

    October will forever be the month of Erin! It’s rainy here today, but hope you’re enjoying some sunshine!

  2. says

    I love this! I always make it my birthday month… which is November… but why not choose another month?? I might have to make it October. xx

  3. says

    October is my birthday month and October 1st is the first day I’ll put on socks (which can be cold sometimes up here in Canada, but I’m stubborn that way)

  4. says

    Love it! Way to embrace your favorite time of year — you should carry it over to November this year, with your trip. So far, in CA with unseasonably warm temps, I haven’t been able to put away the flip flops. But I’m still sipping pumpkin lattes, even if they’re iced. :)

  5. says

    love this. i think the start of a new school year is always a time to celebrate new learning and time to clean out all the sand, put away summer memories and then move forward. i love the holidays. strands of light and being by the fire.
    candles, light, would have to top my lists…especially when it gets dark and power outages start….
    we already had one and I had all the candles ready~

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