An unusual old Halloween custom involved taking a candle and looking into a mirror to see your future husband's face. This postcard is one of a series illustrating that tradition. This card appears to show the culmination of the ritual, when the couple has met and kissed.
Listen, Little One!
On Halloween take a candle
and look into a mirror, then
over your shoulder you'll see
your future hubby's face –of course this
affair must be prearranged to be successful for the Witches are
busy and can't tend to every body
O. U. KID
When I searched for information about this Halloween custom and the expression "O. U. Kid." I found a blog with several posts displaying postcards and discussing these subjects. Instead of repeating the information, I will give you the links to those posts. There are many more postcards there and the posts are well worth reading.
Vintage Halloween Postcard: Look In The Glass
Vintage Halloween Postcard: Your True Love’s Face
Vintage Halloween Postcard: The Candles Gleam
Oh, You Kid
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