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St. Patrick's Invitations

 

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Irish Stout Invitation

A St. Patricks day party is a must! Send out this great St. Patty's day invitation that will surely be a hit. Designed with a green clover covered backgroun and a large irish stout on the side.

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Green Pint Invitation

A great invitation for St. Pattys day! This bold green beer mug with a four leave clover on the side, is accented with a fun multi gree clover base and a zig zag green design on the background.

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St. Patty Flair Invitation

Giant four leaf clovers! This great invitation is Irish to a tee, with a white background and jumbo shamrocks. What a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

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Big Clovers Invitation

Giant four leaf clovers! This great invitation is Irish to a tee, with a green polka dot background and jumbo shamrocks. What a fun way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

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Green Beer Invitations

You won't just be seeing green this St. Patrick's Day, you'll be drinking it! This cute brown, white, and green invitation is decorated with a funky dotted background, a stylish four leaf clover, and a foaming mug of green beer. It's the perfect Irish and St. Patty's Day option for tuns of fun.

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Green is the color of the day with clovers, beer, and maybe a leprechaun or two! Our St. Patrick's Day invitations are decorated with all of your favorite Irish themes for an excellent St. Patty's Day party. You can order them blank and print them yourself, or let us help you personalize and print your invitations for you. At ImpressInPrint.com, we have typesetters available to professionally proof your invitations, and to help answer any of your questions or to talk with you about your personalized wording. Announcing a party is easy with one of our St. Patrick's Day invitations!

 

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Irish themed invitations with clovers and lots of green! Perfect for your St. Patrick's Day party!

 

 
 

Symbols & Traditions

 
 

St. Patrick's Day is a holiday that is ripe with traditions and symbols, most notably revolving around the color green. Traditionally, this holiday holds its roots in Christianity since it is the feast day of St. Patrick. However, within and outside of Ireland, St. Patrick's Day is largely considered a day for celebrating Irish culture. You do not have to be Irish to enjoy the fun that St. Patrick's Day brings, but you will need to know a little bit about why the holiday is celebrated with the various symbols and traditions that it is.

  • Shamrock - The shamrock is associated with St. Patrick because of a legend in which he is said to have plucked a shamrock for use in explaining to the Irish pagans the idea of Christianity and the Holy Trinity.
  • Green beer - It is no secret that the Irish can handle their liquor, and they are particularly known for their crafted ales and stouts. On St. Patrick's Day, Irish beer is given a little extra oomph with a bit of green food coloring.
  • Irish food - Celebrating an Irish holiday would not be complete without Irish food and drink. Common drinks are popular Irish beers (including Guinness, Harp, etc.) and Irish cream. Some drop a shot of Irish cream into a pink of Irish stout to as an Irish bomber. Popular Irish foods eaten on St. Patrick's day are corned beef and cabbage, corned beef sandwiches, and colcannon.
  • Wearing green - The most obvious tradition of St. Patrick's Day is wearing the color green. Green is the color now associated with St. Patrick--likely from the shamrock--so green is the color that must be worn on this Irish themed holiday. If you are not wearing green, be careful as you may get pinched! "Wearing of the green" traditionally comes from wearing clovers on your clothing, but has expanded to a more literal meaning.
  • Leprechaun - Leprechauns have become a popular icon of St. Patrick's Day because of their Irish history. They are a creature of Irish mythology, similar to a faerie or pygmy, that is commonly represented as a tiny old man in green. They are said to be extremely mischievous and hoard gold in a pot that is kept hidden at the far end of a rainbow. Should you ever catch one of these sneaky little fellows, he will grant you three wishes in exchange for being set free.

 
 

Traditional Irish Food

 
 

Corned Beef & Cabbage

    Ingredients:
  • 3 lbs. corned beef brisket with spice packet
  • 10 small red potatoes
  • 5 carrots, peeled and cut into 3-inch pieces
  • 1 large head cabbage, cut into small wedges
    Directions:
  1. Place corned beef in large pot or Dutch oven with water and add the spice packet that came with the corned beef. Cover pot and bring to a boil, then reduce and simmer for 50 minutes per pound or until tender.
  2. Add potatoes whole and carrots slices.  Cook until the vegetables are almost tender. Add cabbage and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove meat and let rest 15 minutes.
  3. Place vegetables in a bowl and cover. Add as much cooking liquid (broth created by corned beef) as desired. Slice meat across the grain and serve.

Colcannon

    Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 lbs. potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
    Directions:
  1.  Bring potatoes to boil in a large saucepan. Boil for 20 minutes or until tender.
  2. Cook bacon in a deep skillet until just crispy. Drain and save drippings, crumble and set aside. Saute the cabbage and onion in saved bacon grease until soft and translucent.
  3. Drain potatoes and mash with milk; season with salt and pepper to taste. Fold in bacon crumbles, cabbage, and onions, then transfer the mixture to a large serving bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the melted butter. Serve immediately.

 

Fun beer themed St. Patrick's Day invitations for your next St. Patty's party!

 

 
 

The Lucky Clover

 
 

The clover has long been associated with St. Patrick because of a legend associated with him in Ireland. When Patrick was young, he is said to have been captured from Britain by raiders and brought to Ireland as a slave. After he escaped, he joined the Church and ended up returning to Ireland to spread Christianity. According to legend, Patrick used a three leaf clover, or shamrock, to help explain the concept of the Holy trinity to the pagan king. Just like a clover starts at a stem and then branches out to three leaves, so the Christian belief follows that God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit are united as one god while being three separate entities.

Because shamrocks naturally grow all over Ireland, the iconic symbol combined with the story was quickly adopted for St. Patrick and St. Patrick's Day. The significance of the lucky four leaf clover is entirely unrelated to the traditional shamrock associated with St. Patrick. The exact cause of the four leaf clover is still up for speculation, with possibilities including mutation due to a variety of factors or the presence of a recessive gene. Undoubtedly, the four leaf clover does exist and is coveted by the superstitious for its believed luck. The three leaves of a traditional clover are said to represent hope, faith, and love, the additional leaf standing for luck.

It is easy to see how the clover would become a part of St. Patrick's Day when considering its symbolism for Patrick as well as for Ireland. It is less easy to separate out the superstitions of the clover. As a result, the legends and folk tales are easily combined on this holiday, where the shamrock for some reminds them of religion, for some Irish culture, and for still some the elusive capturing of luck. Whatever motive drives you, be sure to keep the clover as part of your decorations and fun on St. Patrick's Day!

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