Top o’ the morning to you all!!! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! I thought I would start this post with a little Irish Blessing, ”May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow…and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” How do you like my little shamrock? I made it with a prima flower. I cut the stem out of the fourth leaf!! I also have a few more St. Pat’s Facts for you…I love these ones!!
Believe it or not, the colour of St. Patrick was not actually green, but blue! In the 19th century, however, green came to be used as a symbol for Ireland.
St Patrick is credited with establishing the Leap Year tradition of women proposing to men. The story states this was because St Bridget complained that women were tired of waiting for marriage proposals. The story also says that Bridget proposed to him, but he refused!
Well, it’s going to be a non stop day of celebration for me…my leprechaun, Scotty, has been playing tricks in my class for the past two weeks and the kids have been so excited to celebrate Green Day :) Then it’s off to dinner at a local pub that serves green beer :) AND then I was thinking, hey, it’s not a party without some “CANDY” …so, here’s what’s in the Birthday Blog Candy this year…a little Verve package with two of my favourite Birthday sets AND one of my favourite dies (and matching stamp!). I do not have them in my hot little hands yet, but they are on their way and then hopefully onto YOU!!
How does that sound? To qualify for the prize all you have to do is leave a comment telling me about a special birthday you’ve had :) You don’t have to be a follower, but you do need to leave me your email address if you want to be contacted. I’ll post the winner on March 26th here on the blog. If I can’t get in touch with you, I’ll pull another name. Even followers can’t be contacted if they have their email turned off so if you want to win, you either need to leave me your email in the comment section or come back on March 26th…I’ll wait 3 days :) Yippee!!! I hope you all have a fabulous, amazing day!!! I’ll leave you with one last card my sister sent me a few years ago…Irish Blessings to you all :)
and then on the inside it says…”Go inside!” LOL