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The Forgotten Month of November

“It was November--the month of crimson sunsets, parting birds, deep, sad hymns of the sea, passionate wind-songs in the pines. Anne roamed through the pineland alleys in the park and, as she said, let that great sweeping wind blow the fogs out of her soul.”

- L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

Halloween has passed, and most people are now switching gears toward the Christmas holiday. There are multiple homes in my Des Moines suburb brimming with outdoor Christmas lights already, while my orange-turning tree is just starting to drop its leaves.

It's quite easy to go straight from October to December, all the while forgetting November. We are surrounded by retail and the pressures of others telling you to get your Christmas shopping done now, get your Christmas cards prepared now, get everything done now so you're prepared and accomplished long before December 1 even arrives.

I've been taking a strong stand against the forgetting of November, and now that I have a blog, I've decided to use my platform to defend all that is good and true in the month of November! My husband calls this one of my more unique principled stands, but hey, someone has to do it! :)

Reasons why November should not be forgotten: