Norwegian · Postcards

1er Avril 1908 – Gorgeous French Cherubs With Fish

Ah, April 1st, SPRING is finally within reach 😀 In Norway we still practice the traditions of fooling friends and family on this day. I did not manage to come up with any pranks this year, but the idea always makes me giggle. 

Of course there are cherubs also for this particular day 🙂 The French have a tradition for sending postcards on April 1st, and today you are really in for a special treat, as I have scanned 4 different French cards for you! There will also be a collage sheet with these beauties, in a few minutes when I have pulled my stuff together for you, towards the end of the post.





So what is with the fish for April 1st? Here is part of what Wikipedia says about the French tradition:

In Italy, France and Belgium, children and adults traditionally tack paper fishes on each other’s back as a trick and shout “April fish!” in their local languages (pesce d’aprile!poisson d’avril! and aprilvis! in Italian, French and Flemish, respectively). Such fish feature prominently on many French late 19th to early 20th century April Fools’ Day postcards.

I love these cards, and their pretty pastel colors! They totally speak SPRING to me, and I hope they will to you too.

Click on the image below to print or download the high quality printable pdf:


Feel free to use these files for your personal art and enjoyment 🙂

Love & Light

Gunnvor Karita

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