In the last few years carving a pumpkin has come a long way baby.  No longer are we satisfied with simply cutting two eyes, a nose and a mouth into our orange gourds - we want something with style, pizazz and a little yowza!  (or even a zombie!)

There are literally hundreds of websites (I like Better Homes & Gardens) where you can download stencils to carve into your pumpkin this Halloween.  From your standard Jack-O-Lantern to your more sophisticated carvings, you can find patterns online and even kits.

Here are some of the best Pumpkin Carvings from past years - I can't wait to see what they come up with for 2012!

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