Sunday, 18 March 2012
It's Mothering Sunday in the UK this weekend so I've teamed a First World War reproduction postcard with a set of stamps just issued in France "Dites-le avec les fleurs", "Say it with flowers".
Mothering Sunday has come to mean the same as Mother's Day although originally it was the day domestic servants were given leave to visit their mother churches.
The flowers and meanings left to right, top to bottom, are:
Lily of the valley/happiness
They speak a different language of flowers in France, it seems, but almost everywhere you look the language of flowers is different. It could be a minefield.
This is a post for Sunday Stamps, now hosted by Violet Sky at "See it on a Postcard!"