How to Light Your Jack-O-Lantern
We realize some new mothers may appreciate this information, especially if they’ve never had the chance to actually make their own Jack-O-Lanterns. When I was a kid, my brother was in charge of carving and lighting the pumpkin. He used a regular taper candle. Needless to say, there are easier ways! Here are some tips.
Candles and Holders
Candles have been the age old method of illuminating Jack O' Lanterns since, well, forever. Regular Votive candles, placed in clear glass candle holders like the one shown to the right, are safer, brighter and will last a lot longer than exposed candles. This size candle is suitable for medium to large pumpkins. For small candles you may want to use the small tea-light candles. Votive candles and clear glass candle holders are available at most department, hardware and art stores.
If you use candles to light your pumpkins, or for any other Halloween activity, remember, to never leave a lit candle unsupervised. Never use a lit candle in an artificial pumpkin.