Learn the Origins of the Jack-Oâ€™-Lantern while Decorating your McHenry New Homes
As we decorate our McHenry new homes for Halloween, we may begin to ponder where some of the holidayâ€™s traditions originate. For instance, have you ever wondered where the practice of turning pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns came from?Â The origin sounds Irish, and it is.Â The flickering, carved pumpkin faces that animate the American Halloween are derived from an old Irish custom of creating rustic lanterns from vegetables.Â The Irish child’s typical Halloween flashlight was a hollowed-out turnip or potato with a candle held inside. Itâ€™s actually pretty clever when you think about it.
While youâ€™re out shopping for your pumpkins and other Halloween treats and decorations why not stop by a Gerstad Buildersâ€™ new home community? We have McHenry County new homes at Liberty Trails, Richmond new homes at The Trails of Pheasant Ridge, Poplar Grove homes at The Trials of Dawson Creek in Boone County and lastly Williams Bay homes in Wisconsin at Bailey Estates.
We have more than 35 years of experience in building single-family homes and our designs are really worth seeing!Â Our new homes range in size from 1,400 to 3,200 square feet with both ranch and two-story plans available.
Plus, with special incentives like 10 percent off the base prices of new homes at any of our above communities and floor plans to fit any familyâ€™s needs, youâ€™ll find that this October weâ€™re have more treats than tricks!
For more information, please visit the Gerstad Builders website.