The shamrock, which was also called the "seamroy" by the Celts, was a sacred plant in ancient Ireland because it symbolized the rebirth of spring. By the seventeenth century, the shamrock had become a symbol of emerging Irish nationalism. As the English began to seize Irish land and make laws against the use of the Irish language and the practice of Catholicism, many Irish began to wear the shamrock as a symbol of their pride in their heritage and their displeasure with English rule.
Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day!
For comments on today's blog - a challenge for you!
List a tradition that goes with St. Patrick's Day and if you are Irish - then list a tradition for your family.
Over at Splitcoast Stampers, I joined "Divine Design Bible Verse Challenge 09"--you make a card (or journal page, atc, etc) with bible verse included. You are to remember the verse by the end of the month and then post another. I have decided to do a journal and here is my March entry,
VERSE: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of heavenly lights. -James 1:17
The paper comes from "The Angel Company" Catelynne; if you like it blog on over to my friend Joani who is a demo. Her cards are awesome!
The stamps used are from "Stampin' Up!" (my website YES I am a demo!) GARDEN WHIMSY
pg. 89 of the new Spring/Summer 09 catalog. WHAT? You don't have a new catalog- check out my website to see how to get one free! Hint-Hint!!!! Stickles were used to "bling" it up a bit.
Nestabilities Labels One were cut with my cuttlebug using tempting turquoise, pink passion and green galore - I love these colors!