Bastille Day ecards: La Fete Nationale or Le quatorze juillet or the fete de la federation or the 14th of July or Bastille Day or the..!!..let's just stick with Bastille Day not to be confused with Bastard Day. The anniversary of the storming of the Bastille fortress-prison was seen as a symbol of the uprising of the modern nation, and of the reconciliation of all the French inside the constitutional monarchy which preceded the First Republic, during the French Revolution.
Some say it wasn't even a storming of the castle, it was more like they sent in a delivery boy with a bad case of the flu. Bonjour! Seriously, how do you commemorate this day of freedom and repudiation of Royal subjugation (in order to be subjugated by a new regime)? Do you with furrowed brow unscrew the handle of your kitchen mop, don your homemade armor taped together from your overgrown pile of paper shopping bags, and mock storm a fortress built of couch pillow, and bed sheet; do you prepare a stick au butter sandwich, a legless lamb gravied poutine, a hamburger helper au vin, a quintuple cream sauce for your banned foie gras? (go to rubberchickencards.com) Do you pardon a criminal, a voleur, a concierge, perhaps a parent so you can heal a childhood wound and move on, as does the President of France somehow permits himself to do - or allows himself to do on Bastille Day.
Mes Amis, the true way to celebrate this historic day is to send and receive a Rubber Chicken Bastille Day ecard. Make no mistake. If you have a French friend and you can understand them, they could be tres fache to hear that RubberChickenCards.com is cultured enough to be aware of Bastille Day and you didn't grace them with the celebratory comforts of their motherland, in essence (or essauncheee, if you have a French accent) you've deprived them of a Rubber Chicken eCard that marks a historic day in the ever exciting, unnecessarily complex lives of French folks.
Okay. Let's get practical. Who do you know that is French and would love a premium Rubber Chicken Card? Who do you know that likes to party for any and all reasons? Well... send them a Rubber Chicken Card. Who do you know that sits in their house and doesn't go anywhere or laugh out loud? Well, let's take this occasion to send a Rubber Chicken Card to them too! Viva la France.
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