The Luck of The Irish

St.Patrick's Shamrock

St.Patrick’s Shamrock

Every year on March 17th, people around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Whether Irish by blood, or Irish at heart, the day has become a celebration of Irish culture, food, parades, and all things green. But how did we come to celebrate this holiday? What many people do not know, is that the day originally started as a religious feast day for the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick, who died on the 17th of March in 461 AD. The day then became an official holiday in the beginning of the seventeenth century when the Catholic Church began to observe it.

Having both cultural and religious significance, St. Patrick’s Day has become a global celebration of the Irish that lies within all of us. But beyond just the multiple celebrations, parades, and copious amounts of green beer had on this day, there are other traditions that take place that are equally as important. One of these is the wearing of the Shamrock.

The Shamrock is undoubtedly the most treasured symbol of Ireland. During the time leading up to St. Patrick’s day, shamrocks can be seen decorated, displayed, worn, and cherished by both Irish and non-Irish alike. Most notably, people wear fresh Shamrock’s on their coat lapels, as a sign of both honor and respect for the Saint.

However, it is not always possible to wear a fresh shamrock (especially for those of us who are stuck in an infinite winter.) Not to worry though, because while the snow may still cover any sight of green, there is always the shamrock lapel pin! With the high quality nature of the hard or embossed enamel technique, you can now show your shamrock pride today, tomorrow, and for many years to come.

Let Pinsource help you show your Irish pride this March 17th.

St. Patrick’s Day: Let’s all holler for the shamrock lapel pin on my collar

Stylish & Green!

St. Patrick’s Day is just a few days away.  It’s one of my favorite holidays for sure: it’s essentially a day for all things green and lots of partying .  Forget Christmas: from green clothing to green beer and even rivers dyed, green it seems like everyone in every city is trying to embody this holiday’s spirit. If you haven’t started planning what you’re doing yet, you better get started, because you’re running out of time!

 

If you ask me, the perfect St. Patrick’s Day ensemble is necessary to ensure your day will be a great success.  A sturdy green plastic hat, leftover green Mardi Gras beads, and a basic green t-shirt are the tried and true classics that can be found in most of our closets for this once yearly celebration,

 

But how about a St. Patrick’s Day lapel pin?  It’s definitely the accessory that will elevate your outfit to the next level. That little lapel pin will be the jewel of your crown, the piece de résistance that no one else is rocking. Your good time gateway will be instantly opened through copious trade offers for your shamrock lapel pin.   After a full day of festivities, it’s sure to become an invaluable bartering piece when you’re out of cash and hankering for one more Guinness.  Having one of these shamrock pins on hand is sure to give pin trading a whole new meaning.

 

Give Pinsource a call today so we can help you help yourself this St. Patty’s Day! We offer a wide range of in stock products  and also offer custom lapel pins, lanyards, magnets and just about anything else you might want to celebrate in style.