Our Beautiful Jack-o-Lanterns

Me and my boyfriend finally carved our jack-o-lanterns last night! But before I unveil our pumpkins, I wanted to share the history behind the jack-o-lantern. I scanned this out of a Halloween magazine I bought in 1998 called The Joy of Halloween. It was basically the most amazing magazine in the entire world to me at the time. I read it every single day after I got it. My mom even made me and a few friends some of the spooky (and silly) snacks out of the magazine. I loved learning about all the Halloween legends and superstitions and I think this was really about the time I started to see there was more to Halloween than trick-or-treating.

No more rambling! “Prepare Your Pumpkins – Jack is Back”:

And here’s a bit on how to pick out and carve your own jack-o-lantern:

And here are our lovely pumpkins for the 2010 Halloween season:

The three in the middle are mine, the two on the ends are my boyfriend’s.
E.T., The Pumpkin Who Couldn’t Smile, and Sam

If you don’t know who E.T. is, there’s just no hope for you. But if you don’t know who The Pumpkin Who Couldn’t Smile and Sam are, check these out:

Oh, what the heck. I have to include this now:

Tonight is Phantom of the Opera at the Alabama Theatre for me! I hope you all have a fun Halloweekend! And don’t forget: Never blow out a jack-o-lantern on Halloween!

Happy Hauntings!

– Andrea

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4 Responses to “Our Beautiful Jack-o-Lanterns”

  1. Mo Says:

    Those are amazing jack-o-lanterns!

  2. belle dee Says:

    Oh my gosh! That’s great that you did the Pumpkin who couldn’t smile! I love that special.

    I love your blog, I hope you have some new posts for Halloween this year!

    • Andrea Says:

      Thanks for the kind words! I wish I had the time for new posts this Halloween season, but I’ve just been way too busy : ( Hopefully next year will be better!

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