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Thursday, February 18, 2021

Printable St. Paddy's Tags

St. Patrick's Day tends to get skipped. It is the Thanksgiving of spring, in that way, overshadowed by Valentine's Day and Easter, just as Thanksgiving is squeezed between Hallowe'en and Christmas. Of course, St. Paddy's is just a minor holiday here, without the deep meaning of Thanksgiving.

Here are a few St. Pat's tags with a few spring-like tags, ready to print and be fussy-cut. My favorite is the wee colleen with the umbrella.

I had an aunt who was married to my mother's brother. She hailed from Ireland, and since she had the same name as another aunt, we called her Irish Mary. Amazingly, she didn't seem to mind. Irish Mary eventually was widowed, and decided to return to Ireland to live out her days. After about a year, she returned. She said it would take her two years to thaw out. She had grown too used to Southern climes and could no longer take the chill. Ireland's summer was colder than New Orleans' winter.

I was just musing that in English, we do not capitalize the seasons. Spring, summer, fall and winter are all lower-case words, not proper nouns. I think they're important enough to be capitalized! I think "The birds and blooms of Spring are delightful" looks better than "The birds and blooms of spring are delightful." Perhaps "Cat" should be capitalized, too. [The previous sentence was sponsored by my cats].

I was also just musing that when I am visiting other blogs, a thousand ideas and memories are sparked. And then, when I sit down to write a post, the ideas fly from my mind. I need to jot them down as I hop from blog to blog!

Please use this LINK <--- to download the free file from Google Drive, which is supposed to be quite safe. If you save the image below, it is compressed by Google (Google again!) and might not print the right size or clarity.

free diy printable digital easter spring st patrick's tags st pats
Kind regards,

The Merry Olde Dame, Holly 


17 comments :

  1. I love your thoughts about capitalization and the use of words. I love the story of you aunt! Thank you for sharing the pretty images. When our children were small , we love to celebrate St. Patrick's day by making green punch, green iced cupcakes and we would go look for 4 leaf clovers and leprechauns. It was a fun day of silliness. LOL

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    1. That sounds WONDERFUL! What creative ways to celebrate St. Paddy's. I hope you will do a blog post about that, to spread your great ideas!

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  2. Sweet story about your aunt. As I mentioned in the above comment, we loved a fun St. Patrick's day when our children were small. Love the images you shared. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you and hang in there, I know it is ROUGH in Texas...

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  3. Irish Mary...I like that :)
    Thanks again for more graphics!!!

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    1. She'd call on the phone and say, "Yes, an' it's Irish Mary..." with her cute accent...

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  4. Thank you for the link to printable tags, I love them.
    I like
    Your Irish aunt story.

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  5. That is a wonderful name. Irish Mary. Thanks for the artwork. It is so true about St Patrick's Day and Thanksgiving. Janice

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  6. Thank you for the sweet tag printable, Holly! I am currently without internet other than a spotty connection every now and again when my cell data connection manages a patch-through, so will have to wait to download them until I get this resolved. Incredibly frustrating. Love your Aunt Mary tale...and always enjoy a good corned beef and cabbage dinner for St. Pat's even though there be n'er a wee bit of Irish blood in my veins. And tell the Cats they definitely have a proper point in my book! Robin

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  7. I enjoy decorating our home for all holidays... including bringing out the green for St. Patty! Your tags are nice.

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  8. In NYC St. Patrick's Day is still a major holiday. I saw soda bread in the grocery on Monday. Love the tags. Take care!

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  9. Yes, I can see what you mean when you are talking about the birds of spring. Sounds better when Spring is capitalized. I love how you called your Aunt, Irish Mary. Wow, I didn't realize Ireland was so cold.

    Your blog is charming, and I'm so glad I came across it. Thanks for sharing your musings today. : )

    ~Sheri

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    1. Thank'ee for stopping by! I love your blog and reading about your new home in the mountainous area of your state.

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  10. Ohyessssss! The older I get, the more I have to jot things down, on the little pads, I keep, scattered around the house, in likely spots!!!!! Thoughts just flit in and out of my brain, at the speed of light. Write down, or forget! -grin-

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