Saturday’s St. Patrick Day, and that can only mean it’s time for the wearin’ o’ the … blue?! Yes, blue.
As strange as it seems to us now, the color originally associated with St. Pat was not emerald, but azure. However, owing to the holiday’s spring timing, the colors of the Irish flag, and that whole, well, Emerald Isle thing, green has become the color we now associate with March 17.
As we explained a few posts ago, we like to get into the spirit of the season by choosing a festive color for our cover. And, no, we didn’t go with that old-fashioned blue; look for this week’s spiffy green cover, complete with shamrocks.
Whether it’s a dignified navy blue or a cheerful hue of pink, we get to wear a new color every issue. Ever wonder how our cover colors are chosen?
We do our best to sport tones in keeping with the season; you’ve probably noticed that we’re red for Valentine’s Day, green for St. Pat’s and orange & black for Halloween. And for the many weeks that don’t include a holiday, we try to vary the cover colors as much as we can from week to week so that it’s easy to tell when a new issue replaces the previous week’s on stands. For example, we’re red this week, we were dark orange last week and purple the week before.
If you Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Google+, you’ll find that we post the week’s cover color bright and early every Monday morning to give you a jump on finding the brand new issue.