Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Did you know that St. Patrick was the Patron Saint of Engineers?
He is credited with fostering the founding of arts and crafts in Ireland, which led to the use of limestone mortar. He is also known for building several churches on the isle of Ireland out of clay. All this led to the continued use of clay in crafts and buildings, ultimately leading to him being designated as the Patron Saint of Ceramic Engineers.
Okay. Why is this interesting to me? Many years ago, our small college town was transformed into a sea of Green for St. Patrick's Day weekend. Our University happened to have a College of Ceramic Engineering!
Our student body enthusiastically participated in and watched a parade, drank green beer, and dressed up for a St. Patrick's Day Formal. It was a weekend of fun and relaxation, during a typically cold and bleak month in the Northeast.
I fondly remember these times at college each year when St. Patrick's Day rolls around! Oh, to be young and crazy, again!
To celebrate, I am offering 17% off everything in my shop today that has the color GREEN incorporated into it. Just use the coupon code; GREEN17 at check out from my etsy shop.
Have a great weekend!