Illustration Friday – Fortune

Everyone knows that leprechauns have a fortune hiding at the end of the rainbow. (This particular leprechaun is a St. Patrick’s day card I did for Design Design Inc.)

Speaking of leprechauns, I moved to Massachusetts several years ago. When St. Patrick’s Day rolled around my neighbors all asked me if my daughter was setting leprechaun traps the night before St. Patrick’s Day. I was told that the leprechauns always seem to elude the traps set for them but they do leave treats for the girls and boys that try to incarcerate them.

I grew up in Pennsylvania and my mom was heavily into all the holiday traditions from Santa to the Easter Bunny, but leprechaun traps were a new one to me. Anyone else ever hear of this tradition?