Pumpkins are edible fruits, which are most often confused as vegetables. They have smooth, thick, ribbed skin and they belong to the winter squash family. Most of the pumpkins sold in the United States are produced in Illinois and they are one of the most popular crops in the country. These are usually planted during the month of July and you can harvest them during the fall season, which make them an ideal choice of food during the Halloween and Thanksgiving celebrations, which too occur in the autumn season.
If you are good at carving pumpkins, you can do a lot of decorations with real pumpkins. But carving a pumpkin is a tedious task for many of us, who simply love the pumpkin decorations. Even if not carved, I think pumpkins look really decorative in their own way, and you can also try other simple ideas like painting or using glittering stickers to decorate the already beautiful pumpkins.
Pumpkin decorations do not have to go away with thanksgiving, you can use them for decorations during the Christmas time too. By December, the availability of fresh pumpkins may become less compared to the previous months. But you can still find many varieties of pumpkin fruits for the Christmas decorations, or you can always get the artificial pumpkin ornaments from the stores anytime you want to.