St Patrick's Day is celebrated on March 17 every year. This holiday commemorates the patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick (circa AD 387 - 493), and is often celebrated by Irish and non-Irish alike as a fun holiday that heralds the coming of spring. Symbols for this day of celebration include the color green, shamrocks, and leprachauns. The latter two are often regarded as Irish symbols of good luck. This post provides background for these beliefs and some ideas for St Patrick gifts that may bring some Irish luck to your recipients.
The shamrock is a three leaf clover and is the symbol of Ireland. The three leaves of the shamrock represents the Holy Trinity in Christianity: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ), and the Holy Spirit. A four leaf clover is very rare and is regarded as a symbol of good luck.
According to legend, a leprechaun is a fairy in the shape of a little old man less than 2 feet tall. He has red hair hidden under his green hat, and makes shoes for other fairies. It is believed all leprechauns possess a hidden pot of gold. If you can catch a leprechaun, he will have to tell you where his pot of gold is hidden. Thus, the leprachaun is another symbol of good luck.
You can send your good wishes and some Irish luck to family and friends with the gifts highlighted below:
These unique St Patrick cookies are made with Oreo cookies dipped in fine gourmet Belgian chocolates--dark, milk or white--and decorated with hand-crafted Royal Icing leprechauns, shamrocks, and assorted Saint Patrick's Day candy sprinkles. The gift box consists of 9 cookies in a window box, and finished with a gold stretch loop ribbon. These delicious cookies are a great St Patick gift for kids and adults alike. Moreover, the leprechauns and shamrocks on these cookies may bring some Irish luck and fortune to your recipients.
If you would like to send a gift for the entire family, you can send this beautiful dark stain wicker basket filled with delicious St Patties treats, including Ghirardelli chocolate bars, roasted almonds, caramel corn, Irish cream coffee, and chocolate covered shortbread cookies. Decorated with ribbons of shamrocks, this basket of treats will bring some Irish luck and good taste to your recipients.