Tuesday, 14 April 2015

L is for Reading

Father seated on sofa, reading with three children. L for lukea.

To be more accurate, L is for "lukea" which, in Finnish, means to read.

It is an illustration by Martta Wendelin (1893-1986), an artist from Finland who created postcards, magazine covers, and illustrated fairy tales. Her themes tended to be nostalgic and charming, a little romantic.


  1. I like the illustration actually, though I wish I knew how to pronounce the Finnish word! ;) <3

  2. Such a sweet post card, love the scene. Got a kick out of L=reading....after seeing your title I'm like...hun, then of course you explained it. LOL

    Sandy at Bridge and Beyond

  3. Like the card a lot. Reading is one of the most important skills for children - in Finnish or any other language,

  4. Lovely image and really nice post. Reading is something I wish all children embraced.

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge :)

  5. This is an interesting postcard. I never thought I would see one about reading. Love the faces

  6. I love this postcard! A good reminder of a nostalgic time and the importance of teaching children to love books!


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