Our Hand Critter Leprechaun is a great gift for all. Show off this elusive critter, with his cute green hat and good luck shamrock (not a four-leaf clover, but more on that in a future post), and it may show you his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Buy any of these gifts to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day or any other day when you are feeling green. You will find this little magic critter on t-shirts, mugs, ornaments and many other leprechaun gifts in our store.
What are leprechauns?
A leprechaun is a type of fairy from Irish folklore, usually depicted as an old man, although not always, as in the case of the one in our family. He is often dressed in a red or green coat and a cute hat, and he frequently grins mischievously due to some recent practical joke he played on a someone.
Leprechauns make a living as cobblers (shoemakers) for other fairies. Legend has it that leprechauns store away their gold coins in a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. If a human catches him, the leprechaun must grant that human three wishes in exchange for his release. Leprechauns are very good at using clever trickery, so catching them is no easy task! There are many pages online with “proven” advice on how to set up a leprechaun trap, but, all we can say is, good luck with that!
A leprechaun colony in the US
Usually, these critters are associated with Ireland, but has anyone ever seen a leprechaun in the US? Well, yes! Surprisingly, Portland, Oregon, has the nation’s only dedicated leprechaun colony.
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Leprechaun gifts from our store at online retailer zazzle.com
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Other leprechaun gifts at online retailer zazzle.com
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About our gift products
The Hand Critter gifts are sold in the marketplace at the online retailer zazzle.com. Click on any product image to open the product page at our zazzle store. There you will find more information about the product, and options to customize it to your liking. Clothing, for example, have different options for women, men, kids, or babies. There is a variety of styles, sizes, colors, and more available. If you have any questions, please visit our FAQ page, or contact us.
The Hand Critters are available on many gifts for animal lovers, such as t-shirts, mugs, ornaments, cases for iPod, iPad and iPhone, and more.
About the Hand Critters
The Hand Critters are an ever-growing family of cute hand animals and other critters, human, real, and fantastic, made from the outline of their creator’s hand.