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Learn the history of Pumpkin Carving and Jack O' Lanterns

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How to select the right pumpkins for your Halloween festivities

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Pumpkin carving tools to carve your Jack O' Lanterns

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See how we carve our pumpkins the old fashioned way

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How we carve pumpkin masterpieces using stencils

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Various methods to light your Jack O' Lanterns on Halloween

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How to extend the life-span of your Halloween Jack O' Lanterns

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How to photograph your carved pumpkins for Halloween posterity

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Grow your own pumpkins for Halloween

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OUR PUMPKIN BURIAL TRADITION


The day after Halloween usually marks the death of most Halloween pumpkin's and like any corpse they begin to decay, draw flies, smell and rot very quickly. It seems so heartless, cruel and undignified to simply toss them into a bag to be hauled off with the trash.

Those were our thoughts several years ago when my wife and I were about to dispose of our Jack O' Lanterns after Halloween night. Our solution to this regrettable situation was to create a new family tradition and provide them with a proper burial. In a small patch of earth in our backyard we dig a grave for our faithful pumpkins.

After placing them into the earth and covering them we give a short eulogy to show our appreciation and respect. We think that the Great Pumpkin would be very impressed

A Simple Eulogy

We are gathered here to pay homage to our dearly departed Jack O' Lanterns

Through out there short lives our Halloween Pumpkins

have brought both us and our Trick or Treaters much joy.

We now consign them to the earth where they first came.

May They Rest in Peace

Pumpkin Graveyard

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