Friday, December 30, 2011

New Year Greetings - Old French Mailbox

Happy New Year, Heureuse année, Bonne année!

I like just about any postcard with a postal theme, and I especially like the old French New Year's photo postcards showing mailboxes (boîtes aux lettres). I have several others that I posted a couple years ago here and here.

The mailbox on this postcard has the words "La levée est faite." These words are on most of the old French mailboxes. (Many photos of old French mailboxes are on the PTT-POSTES' photostream on flickr). Google translates "La levée est faite" as "The lifting is done." At first I was confused by this translation. I think it indicates that the mail has been picked up from the box at a certain time.

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  1. Very pretty postcard. Happy New Year to you!

  2. Yes, it does mean the collection has been made. Of course they are no longer so helpful these days.

    Best wishes to you for the coming year!

  3. A postcard about the post. It's interesting to see have many people have found New Year cards to show.
    Happy 2012.

  4. What a thoughtful pose! Lovely card. Happy New Year to you.

  5. A very pretty little girl - and cute boots too :-) Jo

  6. I wish my mailbox was covered in roses like that. And because you have posted a French postcard, I will wish you a Bonne Année!

  7. What an adorable postcard. Happy New Year!

  8. It actually says "the second delivery was done". Trust me!!
    Bonne et Heureuse Annee, a vous et les votres!!


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