The Wearing of the Green

Today's the day for "the wearing of the green", a tradition started in Ireland as early as the 17th century in honor othe the country's patron, Saint Patrick.  In 1798 it became a symbol for the Irish uprising against British oppression.

America added it's own take on the tradition.  It was thought that anyone wearing green on St. Patrick's Day was invisible to Leprechauns, who would pinch anyone they saw.  Pinching each other was a reminder to beware the Leprechauns and don some green!

St. Patrick's Day Card & Envelope
The Irish in me had me at my craft table last night creating this card and matching envelope.  I don't know about Leprechauns, I don't think one has ever pinched me that I'm aware of.  But the green of spring is certainly something I celebrate on this glorious day full of bright new leaves and yellow daffodils.

I'm working on a video for you on how to make liners for handmade envelopes.  I hope to have it posted tomorrow, so be sure to check back.  Meanwhile, think about how you're celebrating the wearing of the green.

2 Responses to The Wearing of the Green

  1. Terry Molineux March 18, 2012 at 6:24 am #

    Sage I love the card but more so the envelope….love how you lined it and cannot wait for the video! Thanks for
    sharing!

  2. Sage Kimble March 18, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    Thanks, Terry. Ill have the video posted tomorrow (Monday).

    Sage Kimble
    Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator
    sage@stampingmadly.com

    If your fingers arent inky yet, what are you waiting for?

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