I have always loved old cards and postcards, and since Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I thought I would post a selection of old French cards - not mine, since these as a little too old for me and unfortunately I only ever got one in my whole life!
I have found a selection of a few charming old ones. What do you think?
Now for the cute...French illustrator Raymond Peynet created his characters 'les amoureux' in 1942. The poet and his lover have become emblematic of Valentine Day in France and have inspired the famous George Brassens' song 'Les amoureux sur les bancs publics', featured in numerous books and posters and have even been made as dolls which are sought after collectables. A museum in Antibes is entirely devoted to his cartoons and drawings and well worth a visit.
You can find some information about it here http://www.peynet.com/index_ang.php
And finally, the frankly bizarre...
She doesn't look that keen about him trying to kiss her whilst smoking his cigarette, don't you think? Maybe that's why she is wearing so much lipstick...
What was the loveliest Valentine's card you ever received?