I am thankful for simple,beautiful things like these personalized pumpkins. I made pumpkins like this for my kids, and my niece and nephew. It's super easy and has really good results. Well, I guess it's easy if you're growing your own pumpkins, like both my mom and my mother-in-law do every year.
When your pumpkins are still green and small, take a small, sharp object like an icepick and carve whatever you like into the pumpkin. The pumpkin will heal over the carved parts, leaving white, raised lines. Next year I am going to try to carve a more intricate design!