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ditions are a fun way to keep a family together. Halloween pumpkin carving is one of those favorite traditions but few know its origin. Here's the story.
The Irish brought the legend with them during the huge migration to America in the early 1900's.
The story is told of a young spark of a man known as "Jack". Jack was determined he would not let Satan send him to Hell upon his death. Sly Jack then tricked the Devil into climbing an apple tree and then would not let him down until he promised the young man he would not go to Hell when he died.
After living a rambunctious life, when Jack died he discovered Hell couldn't take him, and Heaven didn't want him. Satan took pity and gave Jack a burning ember to light his way through the eternal fog of wandering the earth. Jack put the ember in a turnip to provide the only warmth and guidance he would have for all eternity. Once the story came to the America, it became a Jack-O-Lantern pumpkin rather than a turnip.
For 100's of years simple pumpkin carving has been one of the great American traditions. When it's time for your family to carve that pumpkin, here are 5 simple tips for pumpkin carving success
Tip 1: Choose the Right Pumpkin.
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This is the way to shop for a the choosing of a pumpkin will not take days, but spend some time choosing your perfect pumpkin. One without dents, scars or soft spots. One with the right grain, size and color.
Tip 2: Know What You Want To Carve
If you want to cut things up a notch away from the simple triage eyes and buck teeth face, browse the many websites that provide free pumpkin carving stencil downloads. Just type in "pumpkin stencils" in any search box, and watch what pops up. Once you know what you want to carve,Jordan Spizike, Tip 1 will be easier.
Tip 3: Cut From The Bottom
Cutting the hole in the top of the pumpkin to remove the "guts" has been the standard but doesn't it make more sense to cut the hole from the bottom? This way the top won't sink into the pumpkin and it's much easier to place the pumpkin over a lit candle then doing the annual reach in and try not to get burned ritual.
Tip 4: Don't Carve To Early
There is nothing worse than a melting and molding pumpkin on your porch before those delightful Trick or Treaters arrive. Spray the entire pumpkin, including the inside with a water and chlorine mix to preserve its life. Rubbing petroleum jelly on the carvings will help to seal off the open pores, sealing in the moisture. These simple steps will help slow down the decomposition process.
Tip 5: Change The Light
Use Christmas lights for illumination or flameless candles.
Instead of the ever so risky burning flame candle illumination. Flameless candles have the look and feel of a regular candle and are battery operated. Some come with remote controls, so you could place a pumpkin in those hard to reach places just once rather than having to climb up and down a ladder for daily lighting and extinguishing.
Green, red and yellow Christmas lights used in your pumpkin can create a truly spooky look.
Both options are safer, wind resistant and worry free.
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