St. Paddy's DayYou may go looking for a lot of things on March 17, whether it’s a rainbow, pot of gold, or a pub. One thing is for sure, green can be seen everywhere this month — like shamrocks, refund money, and leprechaun outfits.  

While it’s always been a tradition to dish out green on St. Patrick’s Day, why not save some green this year? Here’s what you can do to make this holiday more “green” and affordable.

  • Toast at home. Before you hit the town (at noon), make cocktails at home. Remember to consume responsibly.  
  • Green your wardrobe. Avoid being pinched by your friends or coworkers. If you don’t have green, something as simple as pinning a clover to your shirt should protect you from pinching fingers.  
  • Make your own costume. St. Paddy’s Day is cause for celebration, but the prices of some costumes aren’t. Making your own costume doesn’t involve much effort. Old t-shirts, hats, and jewelry can easily be transformed. It’s amazing what a little spray paint and glitter can do!
  • Grow your own green. Start seedlings inside now and transplant them when the threat of frost has passed. Having your own garden will save you some green at the grocery store.

Check out our St. Patrick’s Day infographic for more information on the holiday’s traditions!

Happy St. Paddy’s Day from Liberty Tax®!

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