Tuesday, March 16, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Eve

No respectable St. Patrick's Day greeting is complete without some use of the shamrock. It's a registered trademark by the Government of Ireland, and is used in the names and logos of Irish pubs all over the world.  Legend has it that the shamrock was used by St. Patrick to illustrate the Holy Trinity, but as no mention of this has ever been found in any of his writings, many question its authenticity. 

Note:  While neither of these cards is dated, I have to assume they're from the same years as all the other cards in this collection - around 1910 or 1911.


  1. What a wonderful postcard! One of my best friends--we've known one another for 35 years--finds four leafed clovers in every lawn she crosses. I've never seen anything like it!

  2. Lovely cards. I'm not Irish (well...as far as I know...and how far is that?), but I certainly celebrate the holiday and enjoy it too.