Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Winners!

By | February 15th, 2017|Holidays, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

We have our winners! Thank you to everyone who participated in the Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. We had a lot of fun interacting with the players and what players you are! The grand prize winner of a $50 gift certificate is Grace W. of MN. She was about seven minutes ahead of Anna W. of Sauk [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Clues Day Four

By | February 12th, 2017|Holidays, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Welcome to day four of our Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. Instead, we are giving you two letters to start you off. Each day we'll add more letters until someone submits all of the correct words. Think of it like one of the games they play on Wheel of Fortune. [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Clues Day Three

By | February 11th, 2017|Fashion Eras, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Welcome to day three of our Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. Instead, we are giving you two letters to start you off. Each day we'll add more letters until someone submits all of the correct words. Think of it like one of the games they play on Wheel of Fortune. [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Clues Day 2

By | February 10th, 2017|Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Welcome to day two of our Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. Instead, we are giving you two letters to start you off. Each day we'll add more letters until someone submits all of the correct words. Think of it like one of the games they play on Wheel of Fortune. [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game

By | February 8th, 2017|Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Welcome to day one of Valentine's Day 2017 Crossword Game. It's a crossword without clues. Instead, we are giving you two letters to start you off. Each day we'll add more letters until someone submits all of the correct words. Think of it like one of the games they play on Wheel of Fortune. Hyphens [...]

Caption This! New Year Greetings 2017

By | December 30th, 2016|Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

In our continuing celebration of the holidays, we’re inviting you to participate in our ‘Caption This!’ New Year Greetings 2017 contest. New Year greetings were very popular during the Victorian era and they were downright weird, sometimes! We compiled 10 vintage New Year greetings for you. Have fun and Happy New Year from Recollections! Rules [...]

Christmas and the Victorian Era: 5 More Interesting Observations

By | December 10th, 2016|Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Looking into the Victorians and how they influenced our modern Christmas celebration that stopping at five was just not possible! So, here are five more interesting observations. The first of our observations is that the singing of Christmas carols was revived and popularized during the Victorian era. Old words were paired with new melodies. The [...]

Christmas and the Victorian Era: 5 Interesting Observations

By | December 7th, 2016|Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Christmas celebrations at the beginning of the 19th century were very different from the way we celebrate today. Here are some interesting facts on the evolution of the Christmas holiday and how the Victorians shaped what we now consider a tradition. Queen Victoria and Prince Albert are integral to the evolution of the modern Christmas [...]

Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

By | December 3rd, 2016|Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

No other author conjures thoughts of Christmas like Charles Dickens. His story, A Christmas Carol, has been told and told again each year during Yuletide. It is a classic tale or redemption we enjoy experiencing as part of our holiday tradition. Charles Huffam Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, on the southern [...]

Thanksgiving and the American Civil War

By | November 23rd, 2016|Civil War, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|

Thanksgiving is probably nearly as old as mankind. From the time we started cultivating crops, farmers have been grateful for the sun, rain, and a good harvest. Its roots can be seen in the harvest feasts of the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It also is similar to Sukkot, the ancient Jewish harvest festival. Long [...]