Wednesday, 1 February 2017
The Romantic Robin!
Fun February Fact Alert! The first cards featuring robins were actually sent for St Valentine’s Day and not for Christmas! Although we tend now to associate them with the festive season - a link dating from the mid 1800s, when postmen wore red uniforms and were called ‘robins’ - they originally symbolised the posties who played cupid delivering love letters from both secret admirers and loved up couples! So, in the spirit of the most romantic month of the year, here are some stunning illustrations of these beautiful messengers of love from the fabulously talented Steve Dell!