The 2011 Saint-O-Lantern Link Up!

A common activity for families, in preparation for All Hallows' Eve, is carving Pumpkins. We have found this to be yet another wonderful opportunity to tie in our Catholic Faith. Every year our children look forward to choosing a pumpkin and carving their "Saint-O-Lantern!"

In addition to all the pictures which can be found in the archives, here are some links to templates found online to help get you started with creating your own "Saint-O-Lanterns:"

For the "IHS" pumpkin that we carved, which is pictured above, and you can download the template I created here.

Pumpkin Glow offers a number of free templates including:
Another great source is Squidoo's Christian Pumpkin Carving Page.

Also free, from American Life League, is the Pro-Life Pumpkin Template.

My family has enjoyed carving the Pro-Life Pumpkin the past two years! 

For a small fee you can purchase a number of "Have Faith" templates from the Pumpkin Lady.  A couple years ago we carved the One Nation Under God and Mother and Child.

Last year we carved The Yellow Rose in honor of St. Therese and my boys carved a Knight in honor of St. George.

Some other ideas would include the new "Three Blind Mice" (perfect for St. Martin de Porres) and the Scallop Shell (for St. James - which is on our list of possibilities for this year!).  Also be sure to browse through the various entries in last years link up, as well as the Pro-Life Pumpkins at American Life League!

Other ideas for celebrating the feast of All Saints can be found over at Shower of Roses (scroll down to the bottom of post) and in these All Saints Link Ups, as well as in the archives under the labels for All Hallows Eve, All Saints Day and All Souls Day.

If you carve a Saint-O-Lantern this year, we'd love to see it!

To Add Your Post:

1. Create a post about your Saint-O-Lanterns.
2. Using the Mr. Linky below, enter the exact link to your post.
3. Link your post back to this post. (Please feel free to include the Saint-O-Lantern Button!)
4. Be sure to visit the links and check out everyone's Saint-O-Lanterns!
5. The linky will be open through November 2nd.
6.  If you would like to share a picture but do not have a blog, please email it to catholiccuisine[at]gmail[dot]com and I will either post it here at Catholic Cuisine or on our Facebook Page.  

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