Pumpkins have been long associated mostly with Halloween and with the Pumpkin Pie of Thanksgiving . However, as you'll soon learn in this post, this season the colorful squash can be incorporated not only into Turkey Day, but into Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Year's Day in so many different ways.
Whether part of your home decor or anyone in your family wears clothing or accessories with a pumpkin motif, elegance is easy.
With a little sense of adventure on your part, there is a way to work these relatives of the squash family into your own style in an infinite number of ways. These -- for sure -- are not your mother's pumpkins.
You can really make a beautiful modern or traditional statement in your home simply by displaying these creatively to spotlight their natural splendors. Take these gorgeous white pumpkin display ideas arranged and photographed by Dawn at My Hydrangea Home for inspiration. Or, how about a Pumpkin & Squash Candelabra from Disney's Family Fun that would look equally beautiful on your table any time between now and the middle of winter?
This adorable baby looks like he's had too much pumpkin pie, I think. He's wearing a finely crafted knit pumpkin hat that fits babies, toddlers, and young children and will keep little ones warm while they slumber as well as when you take them outside well into spring in areas that have long winters. This bright and delicious hat for children is from Olivia of Kansas who is known for her handmade reminders of simpler times and is exclusively available from Olivia's Catalog.
Hand Knit Baby or Child's Pumpkin Hat by Olivia's
Photo by Janis Brett Elspas, MommyBlogExpert.com
Pumpkin Foods & Drinks
For sure, pumpkins are for more than making just pie as both these luscious sweet desserts attest. The first one featured below you can make at home, the second oneyou can buy online ready-baked. Either would be absolutely wonderful served as the crowning touch to any Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa meal.
Photo by Cheryl Liefeld, AdventuresintheKitchen.com
If you're not a DIY baker, you can always purchase the decorated pumpkin shaped shortbread cookies pictured above that are also flavored with pumpkin and spices. They're also available in several different turkey designs, too, and may be purchased via the Internet from the Dandy Delights website. This small, woman-owned business offers not only a variety of standard cookie styles but also can provide you with customized treats suitable for just about any occasion. Reasonably priced at just $3 each with a minimum order of 2 dozen.
Pumpkin Arts & Crafts Kid Projects
With so many things you can do with pumpkins, you might start wanting to integrate these colorful beauties not only into all the end-of-year celebrations, but into your year-round lifestyle. After all, pumpkins are so much more than just pumpkins.
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