Do you have any fond childhood memories of sitting around a campfire or a fire pit, spending time with friends and family? Most people do; fireside memories are some of the most impactful memories you can have.
There’s something extra special about gathering around a fire with people you love and playing music or just connecting.
Are you creating fireside memories with your family and friends? If not, it’s time to get a fire pit.
If you host any kind of gatherings, you need a fire pit
Not everyone has room for a giant fire pit in their backyard. If you have a small yard, you can get a small fire pit. It doesn’t have to be huge. However, if you host gatherings at your house, consider getting a full-size or even oversized fire pit for your backyard.
Fire pits are currently one of the top home renovations and for good reason. A roaring fire is one of the best ways to gather with your friends and family for an evening meal or no reason at all.
Whether you host personal or business gatherings, you’re probably going to spend some evenings outdoors at some point. Fire pits make a warm addition to business meetings when the weather is nice; they’re not just for friends and family. In fact, getting a fire going while you connect with coworkers outside is a great way to create deeper friendships.
Fire pits will make you want to toast marshmallows
Who doesn’t like toasting marshmallows over a fire? Even people who don’t eat marshmallows enjoy toasting them for other people. It’s fun making s’mores by squishing a skewered marshmallow into some graham crackers, melting the chocolate in the process.
When you have a fire pit, you’ll inevitably have marshmallow toasting adventures with your friends and family. Of course, you’ll make even more memories when marshmallows are involved. Imagine the possibilities!
Fire pits feel like a campfire
If your family loves camping, but you don’t have time to take a week off for an official trip, a fire pit can be a good substitute. While it’s not exactly an open fire, a fire pit can make you feel like you’re sitting around a campfire.
To make the experience feel even more authentic, pitch some tents in your backyard and pretend you’re camping. You can all go about your day as usual — going to work or school — and then come home to a backyard campsite. It’s not exactly the same as camping, but you and your family will have fun regardless.
Sitting by a warm fire can relieve stress
One of the best reasons to own a fire pit is for stress relief. Research has shown that staring at a flickering fire can lower blood pressure and make you feel calm. Staring at a fire can also make you more sociable with others in your group. This is great news if you have a shy family member who wants to participate in group settings, but tends to hide away. A fire pit might just be your ticket to getting them to come out and warm up to everyone else.
Fire pits make people feel more connected to each other
Fire pits can make people feel more connected with each other in ways that can’t be achieved during the busy day. During the day, everyone is rushing around trying to get things done, checking off tasks, making phone calls, and stressing about this or that.
Around a fire pit, as the day fades away, so do people’s worries and anxieties. All of these issues need to fade away for people to truly connect. Often, time seems to disappear as well, and gatherings can easily extend into the early morning.
When you can get your family around a fire for a long enough period of time, they’ll relax deeper than they could during their breaks at work or school. They’ll be thankful for the opportunity to unwind and let go.
Most importantly, when you gather around the fire with your friends and family, you’ll create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime.