What’s There on Your Back?… April Fish! (Vintage April Fools’ Day Postcards)

“A sense of humor is the only divine quality of man.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

How do you feel today? Have you checked the socks for toothpaste inside? Was your sugar replaced by salt this morning? Or maybe all eggs in your refrigerator turned into hard boiled ones? Today is the first of April, “All Fools Day” and nobody can feel safe from pranks neither at home nor at the office. Everything mentioned above seems funny as long as it’s not happening to you. Nevertheless, we hope that our respected readers possess good sense of humor and enjoy a wonderful possibility to laugh.

So, what do we know about the holiday? Frankly speaking its origin is rather questionable and disputable. However, the most popular version dates back to 16th century. In 1582, the beginning of the New Year was moved to January 1. Some people, who hadn’t heard about this sweep, continued to celebrate the holiday on April 1. These “April Fools” became the earliest objects for public mockery.

Of course, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to make you smile on “April Fools’ Day” and cooked something really odd for you. Below you will find a collection of funny vintage French postcards, developed especially for the first of April. Their designs are cute and original. All of them obligatory have fish somewhere in the composition. Actually, in France, April fool is called April fish because of the traditional prank, played on the first of April. Friends and relatives tried to stick a paper fish onto somebody’s back and when poor thing discovered it at last, all of them bursted into laughter crying out: “April Fish!” This prank is played till present and can be called a gentler prototype of “Kick me” signs.

As Plato said: “Even the gods love jokes.” So, we wish you to get a good portion of positive emotions today and begin smiling right now with our funny vintage April Fools’ Day postcard designs.

By the way, today is the best day to propose a girl. If she doesn’t accept you can always tell her that it was an April Fools’ Day joke.

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