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Share the Luck ‘O the Irish and Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Lillian Vernon

Spread some Irish cheer with our exclusive customized designs by Jillian Yee-Pham. Shamrock Plaid Personalized Doormat, $24.99; Personalized 100% cotton Canvas Tote, $11.99.


When Irish eyes are smiling, St. Patrick’s Day is probably right around the corner.  What began as a religious holiday in Ireland, March 17th is now a world-wide celebration of culture, religion and folklore…mixed with a bit of buffoonery.  Though St. Patrick is known as the patron saint of Ireland, he was not born Irish.  Originally from England, he became an integral part of Irish heritage, mostly through his missionary service across Ireland in the 5th century.

In the United States, St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated with banquets at fancy clubs in Boston, Philadelphia, New York, Charleston, SC; and Savannah, GA.  New York City hosted the first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1762, and by the mid-19th century parades were common across the country.  Whether you’re planning on marching to show your Irish pride, cooking corned beef and cabbage, or throwing a party, celebrate in style with some of our more popular St. Paddy’s Day gifts and designs.


Personalized mugs and kitchen towels make great gifts or pretty table décor. Designed exclusively for Lillian Vernon by Jillian Yee-Pham. Choose from our Lady Luck Personalized Mug or Shamrock Monogrammed Mug, each $12.99 HERE.  Rub Me for Good Luck or Shamrock Monogrammed Dish Towels, each 10.99 HERE.  Cookie recipe below. Your guests will love our favorite St. Patrick’s Day cookie recipe from the Lillian Vernon Kitchen.


St. Patrick’s Day Soft Batch Frosted Vanilla Cookies

Fluffy and soft vanilla cookies with vanilla frosting decorated with green sprinkles or clover.

Yield: roughly two dozen cookies
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 70 minutes


Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4C all purpose flour

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2C powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk or water


  • Sprinkles, a clover, leprechaun or a letter written in green


 In a large bowl or mixer, cream together butter and granulated sugar. Mix in egg, egg yolk and vanilla. When mixture is barely combined, add salt, baking powder and flour. Mix until no streaks remain and batter is lump free.
  1. Cover and chill for at least one hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough, shape into smooth balls and gently flatten slightly.
  4. Bake for 10-11 minutes. Allow cookies to rest on baking sheet for one minute before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. When cookies have cooled, prepare frosting. In a medium bowl, mix together powdered sugar and butter until evenly dispersed. Add vanilla and 1 Tbsp milk or water at a time until desired icing consistency is reached.
  6. Frost cookies and immediately top off with sprinkles, a shamrock or little leprechaun.  Allow frosting to set or enjoy immediately.
  7. Once frosting has set completely, store cookies in an airtight container.


Inscribed with a popular Irish quote, our Irish Saying Personalized Plaque was designed just for us by Jillian Yee-Pham.  The fun and whimsical cream wood wall plaque wishes you and yours a lucky life. Well-suited to hang over a busy door or entryway, or displayed on a bookshelf or tabletop. The horizontal design comes with up to 16 characters, making the sentiment both heartfelt and personal, $29.99 HERE.  Specify family name or message up to 16 characters.





Our new bright green Personalized Pencils will spruce up any space for springtime! The #2 hardwood pencils are great for school, perfect for home or office, too. Set of 12 for $11.99 or two or more for $9.99. HERE. Personalized Shamrock Mug by designer Jillian Yee-Pham, $12.99 HERE

Our Luck of the Irish Personalized Canvas Tote designed exclusively for us by Jillian Yee-Pham. Made of 100% natural cotton with cotton web handles, the medallion motif features a single initial with a custom name or phrase below. Wonderful as a gift for a family member, teacher or friend, it’s perfectly sized to carry books, paperwork and small items while traveling both in and out of town, $11.99

Inscribed with a popular Irish quote, our Personalized Wood Tabletop Frame makes a great customized gift or fun display at home. The vertical 8×10 design features an off-set cutout that holds a favorite 4×6 horizontal photo. Specify family name or message up to 16 characters, $19.99 HERE


Shop all of our personalized St. Patrick’s Day gifts HERE.  Erin Go Bragh! (Ireland Forever! in Gaelic)

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