Because I love them, I started making shamrocks with a different flag in each leaf. The USA and Ireland are always in the design, but the third leaf changes with each country.
Why did I do this? Because while I am very proud to be an American, I also have Greek, French, Dutch, German, Scot, and, of course, Irish lineages. And in America this is not unusual. So, I created a design that allows people to honor three of their ancestries at once.
First up, we have a Greek shamrock espresso cup. Lovely for your Greek coffee, even if you choose to drink it on St. Patrick’s Day. Click on the picture to purchase it.
As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, I thought we could look at a few designs I created using the shamrock motif. These shamrocks all have three leaves, of course, and in each leaf is a different flag. Two of the countries are always the same, those being the United states and Ireland. the third country varies from shamrock to shamrock. Below are four examples.
This blog post is an experiment of sorts. I found a “helper thingy” for posting. It creates some of the code for me and makes it look nice, too. I thought I would try it and see how it works. So far, so good. The person who created the “helper thingy” also designs items and asks that if I use it, I promote one of their designs. This is easy because I can use the handy-dandy “helper thingy” for this, too. I chose this particular design because some people who enjoy my images like to travel and travelers often take pictures. They also need key chains to keep their keys on so they have them handy when they arrive to back at their own home, all worn out and needing to get back into said house.
We will spend all our time today at this shop, looking a a few of the heart shaped designs available as we prepare for Valentine’s Day.
First up, we show the Flag of Greece in a heart shape on a lovely BBQ apron. Apron is great for any kitchen work, too. And allows you to share your love and pride in your Greek heritage and ancestry all year long. Many products come in this design, and many of those make lovely gifts for your favorite Greek, traveler, or person who just loves the culture. You can find them all here.
Moving along, we travel to Ireland and view a beautiful Irish Flag Heart Valentine in a locket.
A perfect gift for your Irish lassie any time of year, but especially appropriate for Valentine’s Day. Other gifts with the same design can be found here.
Moving along, we travel to the Netherlands and see a fun trucker hat with a heart shaped Dutch flag. Wonderful way to share love and pride in your Dutch roots. And a great gift for anyone on your Valentine’s Day list who loves Holland.
You can see all the products available with this design here.
That’s all for today. See you next time and HAPPY SHOPPING!
Meaning “no” in Greek, oxi can be spelled “ohi” or “ochi”, and pronounced “oy-hee”. Oxi Day celebrates that day in history when Greek Prime Minister, Ioannis Metaxas, said “NO!!!” to Benito Mussolini’s ultimatum to Greece which would have allowed Axis forces to occupy specific Greek territory. That day was October 28, 1940. and it marks Greece’s entering into World War II, as the Greeks really were a bit upset about the thought of being invaded.
On October 28, Greeks everywhere celebrate every year. My own grandfather, arriving in the USA in 1912 and long an American citizen in 1940, always celebrated Oxi Day with his friends. It is kind of Cinco de Mayo for the Greeks with baklava and no chirros.
Being of Greek ancestry, I do spend a little time creating designs using that particular flag. Here are a few samples, from different shops around the Internet.
Many of my flag design shops have an extensive section with Greek designs. Here are links to them.
From Flagnation at Printfection
From Flagnation at Skreened
From Flagnation at Zazzle
From Flagnation at INKtastic
From AmeriWear’s Flags-of-Nations at CafePress
With only 29 more shopping days until Oxi Day, be sure to check out all the designs at all the shops:
Fun way to celebrate Oxi Day with this design featuring, as always, the Flag of Greece or the Greek Flag. Reads, “The blood of Hellas flows thorough my veins. And sometimes, its ouzo.” Always great for a laugh. But especially fun to celebrate Oxi Day.
First, we see this design in white letters on a navy blue sweatshirt at:
Lastly, we travel to the shop known as skreen.flagnation.com for a lovely light blue fitted tee with the waving Greek Flag and reading “The blood of Hellas flows through my veins. And sometimes, its ouzo.”
Today, we will look at flag designs for the country of Greece. Oxi Day (aka, “Ohi day” or “Ochi day”) is coming soon, and will arrive on October 28, just like every year, when the Greeks celebrate the day their leader said, “NO!” to Mussolini.
We will be looking at Greek flag designs during the next several weeks.
First, we will look at all the places, flagnation.com sells the Greek flag on products, merchandise, apparel, T-shirts, and miscellaneous other stuff.
The shop, ameriwear.flagnation.com, has a large a variety of sizes of the Greek flag. Choose from small, medium, or large images on front and both front or back of T-shirts and other casual clothing items. Also, mugs, hats, and many other items are also available here
Moving to the shop at ink.flagnation.com, we find everything from toddler clothing to stuffed animals to signs and banners and more.
Well, that should do it for today! Happy shopping!