Ode to Autumn

September 24, 2012 09:54 by rob

I love Autumn.

I love it so much that I feel like it is silly to even say it out loud, because I assume everyone else loves it as much as I do. Maybe other people like Autumn (seems like it’s generally a well-liked season) but I hear a lot more people talking about loving Summer or Spring.

Don’t get me wrong, I think Spring is just fine and I like the idea of Summer (but then it comes and I remember it's all heat and humidity, blech!), but Autumn? Man, Autumn is where it’s at.

(Colorful Canopy - 500pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Springbok)

When the breeze changes and starts carrying just a hint of crispness that lets you know that Winter is coming and reminds you to appreciate these days; the changing leaves that turns trees into Nature’s own super slow motion fireworks display; the frequent bursts of honking as geese fly overhead in sloppy V-shapes, headed for warmer climates; and the fleetingness of it all. As if every beautiful aspect of Autumn simultaneously reminds us that it is only here for a moment; a brief and fleeting moment between the heat of Summer and the bitter colds of Winter.

(Canada Geese - 100pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Cobble Hill)

It’s the time of year when you feel like you can have the best of both worlds, where it isn’t too cold to enjoy sitting outside on a clear night but just cool enough to make a crackling bonfire warm and welcoming. It’s the real season of S’mores, and too often uncredited.

So pardon me as I don’t mourn the passing of another Summer, and let’s not discuss Winter and the severe weather it may bring.

(Evening Solitude - 700pc Panoramic Jigsaw Puzzle by White Mountain)


Autumn is here, and the moment is fleeting so grab few friends, stoke a camp fire, and watch the setting sun light the sky in fiery hues rivaled by the crimsons, oranges and golden yellows of the tree-tops.

And when it does yield to Winter, shut out those chilly days and colder nights while you reminisce about the best Season of the year with some of these beautiful Autumn themed puzzles!

(Forever Autumn - 2,000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Educa)

Earth-Friendly Puzzles

November 11, 2010 18:39 by kelly

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.

~Native American Proverb



We’re all trying to be more kind to the earth – and for good reason: when we leave this earth to our children, we want our earth to be as beautiful – or even more beautiful – than when we were children.  To this end, many companies are taking a greener approach to their manufacturing processes than ever before.  We at SeriousPuzzles.com are happy to announce that even your favorite pastime – puzzling – can be more earth-friendly!  We proudly carry several brands of eco-friendly puzzles:



1) ImagiPLAY


Naturally Safe…
Thoughtfully Produced…
Thoroughly Fun…
Toys With Integrity

 ImagiPLAY wooden puzzles are earth friendly and child safe. Made from plantation-grown, sustainably harvested, chemical-free rubberwood, these unique wooden puzzles are hand-painted with safety-tested paints & stains. Each puzzle is heirloom quality, and makes a beautiful, distinctive, and earth-friendly gift.

Majestic Oak – 9 Piece Eco-Friendly Wooden Puzzle




2) TDC Games


Green Pieces collection by TDC



TDC’s Green Pieces collection is a series of four 500 piece photomosaic jigsaw puzzles that are embedded with actual wildflower seeds! When you are finished with your puzzle, instead of throwing it away, you can actually PLANT the puzzle pieces to offset your carbon footprint!  TDC’s jigsaw puzzles’ board and packaging is made from 100% recycled paper, printed with 100% soy-based inks, and does not come wrapped in plastic. These awesome earth-friendly puzzles are made right here in the United States!

Green Pieces: I Need A Hug – 500 Piece Earth Friendly Photomosaic Jigsaw Puzzle




"Eco-Friendly" Collection by TDC


TDC’s 1000 piece Eco-Friendly puzzle collection features 8 poster-sized puzzles with original artwork from artists like Dale Klee and Linda Picken. Each jigsaw puzzle is made from recycled, renewable, biodegradable materials, and soy-based inks, and are printed and manufactured in the USA!

Linda Carruth’s Jungle Dew – 1,000 Piece Eco-Friendly Jigsaw Puzzle




3) Serendipity Puzzle Company 



ALL of Serendipity Puzzle Company’s jigsaw puzzles are made from 100% recycled material with 80-93% post-consumer content. Serendipity uses Forest Stewardship Council certified paper, ensuring it comes from professionally managed forests. In the printing process, water-based coatings and soy-based ink are used. In addition, Serendipity has reduced its packaging by 33%, their puzzles are easily recyclable, and are made in the U.S.A.

Frog Business - 1000pc Shaped Jigsaw Puzzle by Serendipity Puzzle Company


4) Buffalo Games




Each jigsaw puzzle made by Buffalo Games uses 100% recycled paperboard with 90% post-consumer content for both the box and the jigsaw puzzle itself. BGI puzzles are recycleable, and are made in the U.S.A.


The Living Seas: Turtle Play - 1000pc Jigsaw Puzzle by Buffalo Games