The necklaces, the wall art, the hundreds of Etsy options allowing you to easily declare to the world that you love your state? None of those apply to me and I feel like I am not cool enough to join the club. I grew up thirty minutes outside of New York City, in the suburbs, and have ventured twice into upstate in my 23 years as a resident of The Empire State but I do not have New York pride. New York City pride, sure but the whole state? Nope.
And sorry if this offends anyone, I do not have a cool looking state. Plus, if you take into consideration where I grew up (Westchester) and where I live now (Manhattan) and you try and put a heart on it, it would look like image I made on the right. Completely cutting off Long Island and just looking very, very strange. Even if I did have over whelming state pride there will be no paraphernalia for me. But if you do have state pride there are some really cute things you can buy:
Do you have state pride?
Would buy any of these items?