Painted Pumpkins for Christmas!

[From the archives.]

Our front door is adorned by painted pumpkins. They look like this:

There’s another set of them on the other side of the doorway. For years we’ve painted our pumpkins soon after Thanksgiving. Some years they’ve been red and green, other years we’ve thrown in purple, sometimes (like this year) simply silver and gold. They look like big ornaments as you come up the walk.

They remind me of my new life in Jesus. Only he didn’t paint the outside of me. He made me new all the way to the core. (2 Corinthians 5:17.)

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7 Responses to Painted Pumpkins for Christmas!

  1. janehinrichs says:

    Hey, they are sure pretty! How cool. But tell us, Tim, the story behind how you all began to paint pumpkins.

    • Tim says:

      Thanks, Jane. Many years ago my wife said she thought there must me something to do with the pumpkins rather than throw them out after Thanksgiving and she wanted to try painting them as Christmas ornaments. We’ve been doing it ever since. We’ve also noticed there are others who paint theirs. Just goes to show that there is nothing new under the sun even if you do come up with the idea all on your own!

  2. Liz M. says:

    I did that for the first time this year, but I didn’t just paint, I did water-color leaf outlines on them. The idea wasn’t mine, but was from my friend Kelly at ViewAlongTheWay: http://www.viewalongtheway.com/2013/09/third-times-charm-make-watercolor-letter-pumpkins/

  3. Aimee Byrd says:

    I love this Tim!! How resourceful and beautiful. Pumpkins are one of my favorite things to look at, draw, and eat 🙂

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