Saturday, January 22, 2011

Top O' the morning to ya!

Hello!  Today's cards are made with a new release set from The Stamps Of Life, shamrocks4us.  I have Irish heritage (maternal grandfather) so celebrating St. Patrick's Day is a BIG DEAL in my family!  My grandfather would have LOVED receiving a handmade St. Paddy's Day card!  He would ALWAYS call us very early on St. Patrick's Day morning.  My sister's and I would race for the phone to hear him say, "Top O' the mornin' to ya"!  It is such a fun memory of my papa!
As a college gal, I celebrated with "kegs and eggs".  Nothing like green beer and eggs to start off the morning!  Now, we go to my mom's for corned beef, potatoes and cabbage.  When we get to her house, she and my dad have a path of gold coins and candy up the sidewalk and all over their porch and back deck for the grandkids.  They LOVE it!  Even my almost ten year old still gets excited. 
I am a traditionalist.  I LOVE tradition.  I think it is so important for kids to have that.  It doesn't have to be anything fancy or expensive, but just the anticipation of a family tradition is something that I will never outgrow.  It may be the plates mom uses at Thanksgiving, or the trail of gold coins on the sidewalk on St. Patrick's Day, but it always brings smiles for both the young and old!


Thanks so much for stopping by!

Emily

8 comments:

Amy said...

These are so fun Emily! Love all of them!!

Emily Keaton said...

Such fun, fun, fun St Paddy's Day cards, Emily!! I LOVE how well the green twine goes with the rainbow card. And this is a great set!

Noelle Reese said...

What cute cards!! I have to get the twine. I keep saying I am going to do it and then I don't LOL

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful cards Miss Emily!!!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Adorable cards. Love that pot of gold and the twine. :)

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

Super cute, Emily! TTCD has a call out right now for St Patrick's Day if you're interested in making more. ;)

liannallama said...

Love these cheery Irish cards! St. Patrick's day is such a fun holiday!

Emily Leiphart said...

I love these! They made me smile and I really love the green twine accents!