Easter Clip Art Inspiration

Easter is one of the most celebrated holidays among Christians all over the world. It is widely celebrated in commemoration of the rebirth of Jesus Christ. For non-Christians around the world, this period of time is celebrated as the emergence of spring instead of the resurrection of Christ.

Many Christians across the globe celebrate Easter with special music, flowers, candlelight, church services and a host of other activities. Easter processions are mostly celebrated in churches, especially in Catholic countries like Spain and the Philippines.

What are some popular Easter Symbols?

Eggs and Bunnies: Eggs and Bunnies symbolize fertility and the beginning of spring season. Eggs are dyed, painted, decorated and then used as a symbol for spring festivals. This is because eggs across cultures represent a new dawn and entirely new life.

Easter Baskets: Easter baskets are one of the most popular symbols of Easter celebration, especially with kids. Easter baskets originate from Catholicism. Historically, baskets of food were brought to the church in order to receive blessings from the Pastor. This custom is similar to the Pagan ritual of bringing the first harvest to the temple. These harvests are brought to the church for two significant reasons; one is for blessing while the other is to thank God for a productive season.

Today, Easter baskets are no longer filled with Easter crops or dinner like the olden days. The present-day Easter baskets are filled with toys, colorful eggs and sweet treats for children.

Easter Candles: Candles represent the light of the world. Candles lit in churches during Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. When Jesus rose from the, he was called “the light of the world” due to the that His resurrection brought about new hope, taking away the darkness just as a candle does.

Easter Lamb: The lamb is considered one of the Easter symbols as it represents Jesus. He is regarded as the lamb of the highest.

Palm Branches: Upon the first arrival of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem after his resurrection, he was welcomed with waving palm branches by many of his followers. This symbolizes the happiness at their hearts as they foresaw his arrival from afar. Apart from that, palm branches are used as one of the signs of the beginning of Lent.

Butterfly: The life cycle of a butterfly is considered a symbol for the life of Christ. The Caterpillar stage stands for Christ’s life on earth. The cocoon stage represents the death of Christ at the cross and his burial. The third stage is the rebirth phase after three days. The emergence of a butterfly from the cocoon signifies the resurrection of Christ from the dead.

What can you do with Easter Clip Art?

From Etsy shop BLUE WATER PAPERIE, four GORGEOUS printables perfect for home decor, church nursery, and as centerpiece artwork for Easter dinner!
And look! This one has one of our watercolor Easter bunnies!
From Etsy shop MICHELLEBCALLIGRAPHY, this simple and elegant print is a gentle reminder to Keep Calm and Keep Praying!” Clip art used HERE.
Also from Etsy shop MICHELLEBCALLIGRAPHY, this print would make a majestic centerpiece, especially when surrounded by Easter lilies and candles. Clip art used HERE.
From Etsy shop RUFFLESNBUTTONS, this custom Easter design was printed on 2 custom shortalls! So adorable! Clip art used HERE.
From Teachers Pay Teachers shop Mrs. Perez Teacher Tools, a fun game called MATH HUNT geared towards 1st and 2nd graders! Your students will love hunting Easter eggs all while learning about numbers and operations. Great for review! These beautiful watercolor eggs can be used in so many ways. Hide throughout the classroom for a “read the room” type of activity. You can also place the eggs in a cute Easter basket or bucket to use as centers. Included in this packet are recording sheets for each activity. Clip art used HERE.
From Etsy shop RAISINGUPRUBIES – not exactly Easter, but still within the Christian theme. You could absolutely use these scripture cards to decorate your Bible, tuck into an Easter basket or even decorate your Easter dinner table! Clip art used HERE.

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St. Patrick’s Day Inspiration

Finding artistic inspiration for your projects can be daunting, especially if you don’t have personal experience in the subject. The remedy is fairly easy. Do some research! Learn something new, then put your own spin on it! Below is a brief history on St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America followed by some of the products created with our St. Patrick’s Day themed clip art!

St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations in America

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17 every year. Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, or St. Paddy’s Day is the traditional death day of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385-461), the foremost Patron Saint and national apostle of the Irish people. It was made an official Christian celebration day in the early 17th century, commemorating St. Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The day also celebrates the culture and heritage of the Irish in general.

The celebrations began to get serious attention and participation increased in places like Boston and New York sometime during the early 19th century. As Irish-Americans became politically powerful in big cities, cities themselves begin to back St. Patrick’s day celebrations, gaining popularity amongst non-Irish Americans during the late 20th century.

Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day is serious business. It involves parades, festivals, wearing green (or risk getting pinched!!), drinking green beer, and decorating with shamrocks, pots of gold, rainbows, and more! It also wouldn’t be a proper St. Patrick’s Day without eating Irish food and partaking in beer crawls across the city!

Popular St. Patrick’s Day Symbols

  • Shamrock – The Shamrock is the most common symbol of Saint Patrick’s day. The shamrock is the leaf of the clover plant and a symbol for Holy Trinity because it leaves are divided into three leaflets.
  • Horseshoes – Horseshoes are believed to be associated with good luck and chasing away the devil.
  • Green Rivers – On this day the rivers are dyed green. The tradition started in Chicago in 1962 completely by accident when the dye meant for sourcing illegal pollutants were used. It was later found to harm the river so now vegetable dye is used to create a harmless green glow.
  • Parades – The first St. Patrick’s Day parade happened in St. Augustin, Florida in 1601. Peoples parade down the street in honor of the Irish saint.
  • Corned beef and cabbage – Most Irish-Americans go crazy for corned beef. Around the same time when Irish immigrants came to the US, pork was a very expensive meat in Ireland. But the close proximity of the Irish to the Jewish quarter in New York meant corned beef was never far away! It was the next best thing to bacon due to its texture and hence became a traditional meal for Irish-Americans every year.
  • Singing ‘Irish Eyes Are Smiling’ – The song is believed to be a popular Irish song, but it was actually written by three lads from New York. Amongst the three, only one had Irish history, yet the song was believed to be of Irish origin. The song was covered by Bing Crosby in 1939 and was a popular song used in movies about Ireland in the 1930s and 40s.

Though Saint Paddy’s day originated in Ireland, wearing green, dyeing the rivers green, and the parades are purely an American celebration of Irish-American pride.

What can you do with St. Patrick’s Day Clip Art?

Party Favor Gift Tags!

From Etsy shop JADED ORCHID STUDIO. These party favor gift tags come in an editable format that can be personalized by you, right in your browser after purchasing, using Corjl!
From Etsy shop CREATIFBELLE. The adorable St. Patrick’s Day truck printable is so cute and perfect for framing! Digital download in 300dpi High Resolution JPG and PNG
ready for A4 8 1/2 x 11 inch printing
From Etsy shop Lazy Fox Paper Co. ECLP March Calendar Kit – Monthly Planning Kit. Printed on Premium Matte Paper, 3 page kit with the basics for monthly planning

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Watercolor Fleur de Lis Inspiration for Printables

watercolor fleur de lis clip art inspiration design

A Brief History

The fleur de lis has a complicated past. French for “Lily Flower,” it historically represents everything from peace and war to religion, royalty and slavery. It is emblazoned on jewelry, clothing, architecture, football helmets and signs. It is woven into Louisiana’s history and culture, especially in New Orleans.

King Louis the XIV used the fleur de lis as his personal symbol, often wearing it from head to toe. Upon his passing, the Duke D’Orleans employed its use in his family’s crest. You will find it prevalent in other areas that were also colonized by the French like Vietnam, Quebec, and Detroit, Michigan.

Not all affiliations are positive, however. The Code Noir sanctioned that runaway slaves have their ears cut and the fleur de lis burned into their shoulders to brand them as fugitives.

In the years after Katrina, it emerged as a symbol of pride, strength and resiliency for New Orleans, and as of 2008 Governor Bobby Jindal made it the official symbol of Louisiana. Its complex and delicate past has evolved the fleur de lis into a sovereign emblem of rebirth.

What can you create with Watercolor Fleur de Lis clip art?

From BAYPAPERIE on Etsy. An absolutely gorgeous and elegant wedding invitation!
Card design by Mary McLarty. She created this whimsical card for an upcoming bachelorette party! She will print the menu, game cards and itinerary on it!

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  • My name is Yvonne de Salle. In a past life I was an singer-actor but now I devote most of my time raising my family. I went to art scam school and then dropped out and then that art scam school went out of business. Coincidence? I think not! *haha*
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