by Becky Slater, October 6, 2017

Did you know that the first jack-o-lanterns were carved from turnips, beets and gourds? There are many versions of how the Jack-o-Lantern came to be such a popular symbol of Halloween. One version says that “Jack” is a slang name referring to any unknown spirit whether good or evil, thus Jack-o-Lantern is short for Spirit of the Lantern. Some legends say that the face carved on the Jack-O-Lanterns will scare away evil spirits!  What face will you choose for your Lantern Spirit?

Happy Halloween from all your friends here at Goslen Printing!