Wednesday, 16 June 2010


This delightful little card (I don't know why I say little, it's the same size as all the others) arrived for me from the Netherlands.  The girl is dressed in a lily of the valley costume.  I don't know whether that's of any significance, but the card was sent to me in May when traditionally French people offer bunches of lily of the valley (muguet des bois), a tradition started by King Charles IX in 1561.  According to custom, ladies receiving the flowers are supposed to offer a kiss in return.  Lily of the valley is one of my favourite flowers, so pretty and it has such a beautiful scent.
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1 comment:

  1. That is so appealing. You're so right about lily-of-the-valley - beautiful, sweet scent.


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