There is something so magical about Paris and the Fleur-de-lis. These beautiful check designs encompass the old world beauty of this romantic city and emblem. The stylized lily or lotus flower is an enduring symbol of France dating back to the 12th century when it was adopted by a French King. According to legend, an Angel presented French King Clovis with a golden lily after his conversion to Christianity and other stories say the King adopted this symbol after waterlilies carried him across a river during battle. Either way, this symbol has and continues to be very symbolic to France and French Royalty. The Fleur-de-lis is said to symbolize light, life and perfection - and these beautiful check designs are sure elicit all that this iconic design has been and all it will continue to be!