“Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness”

I thought of posting three hours of the twelve hour long Norwegian fireplace video broadcast for these next few slow news days but decided against it.

So here instead is a remarkably odd antique Christmas card from the 1800’s Victorian Era. mouse

“Paix, Joie, Sante, Bonheur,” or “Peace, Joy, Health and Happiness” (petty good sentiments) reads the note held by a mouse riding a lobster.

This card is pictured here with a half dozen other Delightfully Bizarre Christmas cards. They explain the unique lobster and mouse image may be a result of the Victorians love of natural history may.

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