Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. In fact, when hubs and I were married, we decided we would “take” Thanksgiving.

Everyone fights over Christmas and birthdays, so we just decided to make Thanksgiving “our” holiday.

So far, it’s been a great success, and every year, I’m reminded of the things I love about Thanksgiving.

I was inspired this year to collect my favorite Thanksgiving things into one place.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. What are yours?

#1 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Candy Corn and Peanuts

Here’s your helpful tip of the day: put 3 peanuts with one piece of candy corn and you get…a Payday candy bar. (You’re welcome.) ;)

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. First up: candy corn and peanuts. What are yours?

#2 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Gratitude

I love the spirit of gratitude that is the heart of Thanksgiving. We spend time together, and isn’t time the most important commodity we have these days?

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. What are yours?

#3 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Cuddling

I’m a cuddler, it’s true, and when you add blankets and a fire-pit…well, I’m in Thanksgiving heaven.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. Next up: Cuddling! What are yours?

#4 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Diffuser Fun

If Thanksgiving was reduced to a smell, I’d be tempted to call it wild orange and clove in my diffuser.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. Wild orange + clove in the diffuser! What are yours?

#5 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Hot Apple Cider

I’m a fan of apple cider cold, and I drink it that way quite often. Heat it up, maybe put in a stick of cinnamon, and that’s a taste of all that’s great about Thanksgiving.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. I love HOT apple cider! What are yours?

#6 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Holiday Cranberry Sauce

Why don’t we eat this all year long? I guess it wouldn’t be a special Thanksgiving favorite of mine if we did…

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. What are yours?

#7 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Apple Crisp

Pie has its place, but pass me the apple crisp and I’m beyond happy. The smell while it’s cooking, the heat of it fresh out of the oven, the taste of it as I savor it…

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. Apple crisp! What are yours?

#8 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Pumpkin, Pumpkin, PUMPKIN!

Did you know you can add pumpkin to EVERYTHING? No, really. Even chili. (Shhh.)

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. What are yours?

#9 Favorite Thanksgiving Thing: Leaves and Their Glorious Colors

The photographer and artist in me just basks in the colors of fall here in the Midwest. While the leaves do change in the South, it’s nothing like what we have here in Indiana.

I’m enchanted by the way that the trees even change differently each year, like they’re trying on different outfits. It feels a lot like a fashion show all around me, and I can’t get enough of it.

Here are a few of my favorite Thanksgiving things. The leaves! What are yours?

What are YOUR favorite Thanksgiving things? What are you thankful for?