There’ll be shamrocks a’plenty on March 17 when the world celebrates St. Patrick’s Day, but your little darlings will always have that spirit when you buy green handmade baby quilts for boys and girls.
Most folks celebrate one of the revered patron saints of Ireland by wearing green, watching parades, and indulging in favorite foods and drinks. The lucky little babies who are snuggling with unique handmade quilts in lucky Irish green will be surrounded with good vibes whenever they sleep, play, and cuddle with their love ones.
Who was St. Patrick? A lot of of things you didn’t know and not what he’s most known for. According to Internet reports, he was the son of a wealthy family who was kidnapped from his home in one part of Ireland as a teenager and made to herd sheep for seven years in another part. But he escaped, became a priest and vowed to replace the paganism in his country with Christianity. So the widely believed legend that he drove the snakes out of Ireland is a myth. During his fifth-century life, he strove to either convert or drive out those who were opposed to Christian beliefs, and those people, through the years, got to be called snakes. The celebration of St. Patrick, which began in the early 17th century, is a marking of the advent of Christianity to Ireland, a celebration of its culture and a tribute to an extraordinary man.
If you thought celebrating St. Patrick and the Irish culture was limited to the Emerald Isle and a few big cities in America, it would be blarney you’d be believing. Major cities of Canada and Argentina have celebrations, and Japan, Malaysia. South Korea, Switzerland, Russia, Australia and New Zealand are among other members of the global community celebrating on March 17. In 2011, it has been written, there was even some hoopla in the International Space Station, and a White House fountain has sported green water on the day since 2009.
That’s probably because everybody likes all the positives associated with St. Patrick’s Day. While the Irish take pride in the history and culture of their native land, the non-Irish celebrants delight in the pure pleasure of a happy time.
That joy and happiness is what you’ll be putting in the box along with the spectacular hand-sewn baby quilt for your favorite newborn or toddler. The design might be anything from graphic patterns for boys to floral themes for girls to number and patchwork motifs for both, but the green color will deliver the upbeat spirit of St. Patrick’s Day. The rugged construction and keepsake quality will speak to the man himself.
If you’ve been searching for the ideal gift for an upcoming baby shower or a little one’s birthday, a cheery green handmade baby quilt will be cherished as much as the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Give it to anyone you love, regardless of ethnicity, because everyone will love its spirit, and everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.