Celebrate this autumn season with a salute to James Whitcomb Riley and a cute tissue wrap, compliments of yours truly. Just download the label, print both labels on 8.5" x 11" paper, trim and attach to your oval Kleenex tissue box.
When I was in grade school and the season started to change into autumn we were given many poems to read and recite. One of my favorites was the poem by James Whitcomb Riley called “When the Frost is on the Punkin”. Here is a bit of the poem, which captures my mood and joy of this colorful season. You can read the entire poem here.
But the air’s so appetizin’; and the landscape through the haze
Of a crisp and sunny morning of the airly autumn days
Is a pictur’ that no painter has the colorin’ to mock~
When the frost is on the punkin and the fodder’s in the shock.
It seems fitting to appreciate the poem and it’s author this week, as James Whitcomb Riley was born on October 7, 1849. As you go through this week, take a few minutes to enjoy the crisp autumn air, and for those of you living in a cool enough climate, try to find that frost covered pumpkin in a patch nearby.
Above is a sample of the tissue label. Turn it into a fun, but useful gift to share with all of your friends who love this season as much as we do.