Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Lá Fhéile Pádraig

since today is the fantastic holiday of Saint Patrick's Day, lets get inspired with everything green.  i love this holiday, and not just because it represents my favorite country, Ireland.

a little history lesson, Patrick was born in Britain in the 5th century.  he was kidnapped and inslaved in Ireland when he was 16.  he escaped and returned home and studied to become a priest.  once he became a Bishop he said he was called by God to return to Ireland to save the Irish people.  he converted many to Christianity.  tradition says that he used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity.  wearing a shamrock or shamrock-inspired designs symbolized your devotion.

what a beautiful lesson.  so now on with a few of my favorite green things.  these, of course, are etsy finds.

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