November Family Celebrations

November is always a big month for us. It’s a bit of a bittersweet month– the twins’ birthday is always shadowed a bit by my PPCM diagnosis, and we begin the month remembering those who have gone before us. Here are some of our upcoming November celebrations.

November 1/2: All Saints’ and All Souls’ Days. We lump these together in a bit of a remembrance celebration, and this year will actual be celebrating late– tonight in fact! We try to keep it positive and remember those who have come before us, both those we have known and loved personally and those we admire and hold up as examples. We do not co-op other traditions– it is not Dios de los Muertos, although we might watch Coco.

Last year’s candle of remembrance

November 11: Martinmas. We’ve done lots to celebrate in the past and I even sell a Martinmas ebook, but I’m not sure what we’ll do this year. It falls on a Monday, so maybe we will make lanterns Sunday night and I’ll get some battery operated tea lights so they can have a lantern-lit dinner.

November 23: Matthew and Molly’s birthday! I can’t believe they turn 9 this year. Generally, I ask “What do you want to do for your birthday?” rather than “What do you want for your birthday?” and this year, they want to go see Frozen 2 as a family.

November 28: Thanksgiving. For the first time in several years, the children will be traveling with their father, leaving me to my own devices. So I am taking a little mini-vacation to New York City! I love NYC around Christmas, and I can’t wait.

What do you celebrate during November?