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Cute Pumpkin Carving Ideas for the Whole Family

Cute Pumpkin Carving Ideas for the Whole Family

This autumn, go beyond the traditional jack-o-lantern patter, and make your designs thoughtful. This article assignment came to me last fall, but unlike the other creative challenges, I didn't need to brainstorm. Pumpkin carving ideas come naturally to me, and there was no better way to inspire readers than to use the Build-a-Bear brand imagery. 

The execution though, yeah, the execution was an issue. This is why freelance writing is a breeze - because the originally photography portion is usually the kicker. Everyone wants it, but it can kill a writer/photographer. 

Thankfully, I had support. My neighbor's and husband's hands did the carving while I shot continuously. This allowed me to get the kid's shocked looks, the grownups' hands, and of course, the actual pumpkin carving project. Which, by the way, turned out just...stunningly. 

What kept us going was the knowledge that parents do need pumpkin carving ideas, and they do need instructions. Plus, they need inspiration to involve the kiddos, otherwise the pumpkin carving tradition turns into a sour memory for everyone. So we knew we were making a difference. 

The images below, well, let's just say they weren't called in for a second reading. Turns out, there's only so many photos you can include in a corporate blog. That's okay though, because they make for some killer autumn memories for my family. 

Are you finally ready to see the final product? I'm delighted to share it with you. Here is is. Cute Pumpkin Carving Ideas for the Whole Family. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed crafting it. 

P.S. - Freelance writers, a bit of advice: asking friends for help is a great way to get together when you're under deadline. Sure, you're working (taking pictures, interviewing others, or even carving pumpkins), but you're able to shoot the breeze simultaneously. I know how hard it is to be social when you're a freelancer with a family. Goodness. Do I know. But involving friends is a great way to see them without pushing back crucial deadlines yet again. 

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