I was curious why the shamrocks on some of the St. Patrick’s Day postcards listed for sale in my store had 3 leaves, and others 4. I went looking for the answer.
Did you know that the Shamrock, a summer plant with 3 not 4 leaves, was believed by those in ancient Ireland to have magical powers? These people also believed the number 3 was a powerful number.
I never did find out why the shamrocks on some antique and vintage postcards were 4 leaf, but I learned something today. Cool.