Give Thanks gratitude board. Could use it as an alternative Advent calendar, either add a card with a topic to inspire thanks . OR . Get family members to add thanks each day to be read out on Christmas Day :)
Fill a wooden wheelbarrow with gourds, pumpkins, dried leaves, and berry sprigs. Paint a "welcome friends" message on two large pumpkin and place on top of the wheelbarrow. Weave artificial berry vines around the wheelbarrow for a splash of stunning red.
Outdoor fall decorations by the front door. I love the mums in wooden barrels and combining it with hay bails and pumpkins. I wouldn't use a scarecrow, but I like the idea of using corn stalks. How welcoming!