Monday, 1 April 2013

April Fool (Poisson d'Avril) cards

A few spoof posts on facebook and in the papers today, but I don't think anyone sends postcards in the mail anymore.

Our old postcard collection contains these lovely examples of French postcards sent to loved ones on 1st April.  In France April Fool's day is known as "Poisson d'Avril" (April Fish) and the cards were often sent anonymously, or with a cryptic message.

The beautiful card (top left) is a more romantic design and like the one at the bottom, contains the words, "Devinez qui vous l'envoie - 1er Avril" - Guess who sends you this - 1st April.
The humorous card (top right)also carries a very romantic message on the back from a "fair haired young man"!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Rachel! I just stumbled on to your work through Pinterest (a PostalMuseum pin) and I love it. I'm commenting on this post of yours because postcards do interest me. I send postcards and Mailart but it basically started when I signed up to I see that you sell cards but you should consider postcards as well.