A former novelty siteYeswecarve.com was originally a novelty site. We were so pumped up about President Barack Obama’s message of hope, inclusion and possibly change for the future that we couldn’t help but express our agreement with his grand vision in the best way we could: by carving pumpkins.
Little did we know that the photos of our pumpkin carvings with their hopeful messages and slogans and symbols would resonate throughout all of the United States. Yeswecarve is the online collection of such carvings. We started out with a few dozen carvings and we thought that that was it. We thought that this was the only collection of photos we will have because hey, let’s face it, there’s really no army of people ready, willing and eager to carve up progressive-themed pumpkins.
Pumping up pumpkins
Hope to inspire
This site is a testimonyThis website is a testimony to the fact that there are tremendous pockets of optimism left in the United States. It hasn’t been completely swallowed up by the darkness of the election of 2016. The narrow thinking, xenophobia, thinly veiled bigotry and sexism of Donald Trump did not manage to drown out the inexhaustible supply of optimism in the United States.
We still believe even through the simple message that a pumpkin lantern carving can convey that we are still the land of opportunity, we are still the land of promise and we are still the land where people can come to live the kind of life they want to live.
If you share in any of this then please let us know by publishing a photo of a pumpkin carving with the hopeful messages you would like to convey to the rest of the world. We would be sure to publish such a carving. Thanks for stopping by!