Monday, 1 April 2013
April Fool (Poisson d'Avril) cards
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"!