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Collecting St. Patrick’s Day Collectibles
St. Patrick’s Day or St. Paddy’s Day will be upon us soon. In Ireland St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17 and it is to commemorate the anniversary of Ireland’s patron saint “St. Patrick” and his death back in the fifth century. People would celebrate the holiday with feasting and wearing the color green though originally people are said to have worn blue and red. The shamrock symbol was used to explain the holy trinity to the Irish Christians and today it has become a symbol we all associate with St. Patrick’s Day.
In recent years St. Patrick’s Day collectibles are becoming increasingly popular and though most items collected seem to be vintage 1950’s figurines from makers Lefton and Napco and they are the holiday planters and March birthday angel figurines along with vintage greeting cards. There are also the modern day items to collect like shamrock themed dinnerware, shamrock teacups and saucers, Irish coffee mugs, shamrock and Leprechaun salt and pepper shakers, Shamrock cookie cutters, shamrock candlestick holders, shamrock jewelry, shamrock and Leprechaun shirts and sweaters, and Leprechaun figurines.
Which ever you decide to collect or if you are already a collector then adding to your collection via a couple new additions each year will undoubtedly bring you joy each year as you unpack and set up for the holiday via the pretty little vignettes you create.
We here at Crazy4me wish you all a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!