Friday, April 4, 2014

April 1 Fish

This is an old French postcard for April 1. The words at the bottom "Ils diront celle qui vous aime" translate as "They say one who loves you."

Fish are featured on many early 20th-century French April Fools' Day postcards. In France and some other countries, the April Fool's Day tradition is known as "April fish" (poisson d'avril in French). This involves attempting to attach a paper fish to the victim's back without being noticed. 


  1. I LOVE this postcard! lol At least this lady looks happy to be holding the fish. I like the added information about putting a paper fish on someone's back without being noticed. It reminds me of when kids would put a paper on someone's back with the words "kick me." Terribly mean. A paper fish seems a lot more benign than the other. Have a great weekend, my friend!

    Happy Postcard Friendship Friday!

  2. This is a great looking card. I must start looking for some - I don't think I've seen any so far.

  3. that is a great card, fascinating history about the fish too, thanks for sharing


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