There are several things that I am familiar with as being part of standard St. Patrick’s Days traditions. We wear green. We drink beer. We eat corned beef. But there was one tradition that I was completely oblivious to: the practice of sending a St. Paddy’s Day card. But apparently, once upon a time, this was a thing to do. I understand cards for birthdays and Christmas. But St. Patrick’s Day cards? Maybe it’s because I’m not Irish. Maybe it’s because the practice of sending out cards – of any sort – is becoming a thing of the past with so many people e-carding it out there. Maybe because there are not cards that say, “Don’t drink too much Guinness, eat too much corned beef and mistake that little man for a Leprechaun.”
But it’s an interesting genre of greeting cards, chock-full of cherub-cheeked children, shamrocks, and green, lots and lots of green.
Check out this collection of vintage St. Patrick’s Day cards right here:nggallery id=’124012′