Carving a pumpkin is not a difficult task to learn, but it requires patience and persistence to make something great. It had been about five years since I last carved a pumpkin and I’ll admit I was fairly anxious about how things would go, but with the advice of other carvers and some other tips, everything turned out swell. Here is the list of tips I followed:
Halloween is one of the most profitable holidays in the world. The last decade has seen a surge in the sales of elaborate costumes, which coupled with intricately -crafted masks and extensive handiwork became the rage in most cities. Americans spent over $5.07 billion in the year 2009 alone, with an average of $64.82 per person.
As the cold weather begins to bring in the colorful array of leaves and pumpkin carving, it also brings a holiday of sinister spookiness: Halloween. From small children trick-or-treating to adults just dressing up for fun, Halloween has been a celebrated tradition in Western culture for about 2000 years.
Think back to when you were a young child: Halloween was the definition of everything wonderful. You got to play dress up, be handed candy by the fistful, and then stuff yourself silly with the bounty of the night. It seemed the month of October existed only to host this special holiday, but how has this holiday changed as we get older?