St. Patrick’s Day SVG – “Not Lucky, Just Blessed.” Use this hand lettered cut file with your Silhouette or Cricut to make a St. Patrick’s day shirt, tote, mug, home decor, and more!
Quick confession – I am not really into St. Patrick’s Day. Even though I do have some Irish blood, my family never had any St. Patrick’s Day traditions, so when I was growing up the only thing that made that day different was digging through my dresser to find a green shirt to wear. Quite honestly, it’s stayed the same as an adult! The only real “celebration” of the day that we do is to wear green. Hence why I decided to craft up my very own personalized Not Lucky Just Blessed St. Patrick’s Day shirt!
I’ve seen this “not lucky, just blessed” phrase several times on St. Patrick’s Day apparel and decor, and – for the most part – I really like that take on it. I don’t believe in luck. James 1:17 says “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of Heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” Every good thing in my life is a gift from God, and accrediting any of it to “luck” is simply not true.
BUT – I have a bit of a beef with Christians who throw around the “blessings” word with things like finances, success, and material prosperity. In social-media world, #blessed can be a way of boasting and bragging while trying to sound humble. I daresay that material things aren’t really the “good and perfect gifts” that James was talking about, anyway. Why? First of all, I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t use the words “money” and “good and perfect” in the same sentence. Second of all, out of all the references to “blessings” in the New Testament, NONE of them have any connection to material prosperity or perfect circumstances.
So, what does it actually mean to be “blessed?” I recently read an article about this on the website DesiringGod.org (you can read the full article here) but I think the author explained it well:
“Scripture shows that blessing is anything God gives that makes us fully satisfied in him. Anything that draws us closer to Jesus. Anything that helps us relinquish the temporal and hold on more tightly to the eternal. And often it is the struggles and trials, the aching disappointments and the unfulfilled longings that best enable us to do that.”
Those are the blessings I desire – the ones that help bring me closer to Jesus. And so that’s what I’m thinking about when I see the phrase “not lucky, just blessed.” It’s more of a prayer, actually. Whew, I know that’s a little deeper than I usually get around here (and probably not what you were expecting at all when you clicked over to find this SVG), but I felt like I needed to explain a little bit of my heart behind the design. Maybe it resonates with some of you, too.
Okay, now that all that is out of the way, we can move on to the details on how to make this shirt ;-)
ST. PATRICK’S DAY SVG – NOT LUCKY JUST BLESSED SHIRT SUPPLIES:
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- Not Lucky Just Blessed cut file – available in my Etsy Shop
- Silhouette, Cricut, or other craft cutting machine
- Heat transfer vinyl
- EasyPress, Heat Press, or iron
- blank shirt – I used this one from Old Navy, isn’t it cute?
This was really a pretty straightforward heat transfer vinyl project! I cut it all out of regular white HTV and then applied to the shirt using my EasyPress.
I think this design would also make a great little sign to put up on your shelf…or maybe a mug, too!
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These look beautiful and I totally agree with your sentiment. Being part Irish I will have to get one :)
That’s a great statement