Why do we say, "Happy St. Patrick's Day" on March 17? Please forgive me; I'm not Irish, and I think he chased the snakes from Ireland, or something, but what are we celebrating? Is the significance of this day (holiday?) in your family history? You could put your story in a book so your progeny can know and celebrate that history, but that's a blog for another day.
I decided to get into the spirit today and send out a card.
I chose this picture because today the weather is beautifully sunny, if windy, and a little chilly, but the people are having a good time. To MY knowledge, St. Patrick's Day is just an excuse to gather with friends and have a good time in the bleak, tail end of winter.
(The characters enjoying the day are my mom, my sister, and me, in 1959.)
By itself, the picture doesn't evoke a St. Patrick's Day celebration, but I've worked a little Heritage Makers magic with the picture to bring you my wishes for a fun day!
I whipped this card up in 30 minutes. It's a downloaded image of a card that I could publish, if I wanted to, but I didn't plan ahead. I could print this out with my printer, but I only need an e-card today. My Heritage Makers online Premier account has 45,000 pieces of digital art and amazing effects tools that enabled me to transform a blank "postcard" into this shamrock-happy, lace-trimmed and labeled card for YOU!
It's almost 5:00 p.m. in my neck of the woods, because I didn't even get this brainstorm until late this afternoon. Which just goes to show you, that you can wow your family and friends with a custom-made e-card or self-printed card late in the day, if you've forgotten to prepare for a special occasion!
I'd be glad to send you a FREE video tutorial for this postcard if you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Just put SP CARD in the subject line. If you sign up for a free Heritage Makers account, I'll put an invitation (2-sided postcard) in your account! Invitations are better than postcards, because the company will address your envelopes and mail them out for you!
NOW, GO AND ENJOY THE REST OF THE DAY ya Laddies and Lassies!!
P + S IS BEST! ~Donna