Over the River and Through the Wood with Lydia Maria Child

By | November 19th, 2017|Categories: Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations, Women's History|Tags: , , , , |

Who was Lydia Maria Child? Why should we know her name? Lydia was born Lydia Maria Francis on February 11, 1802, in Medford Massachusetts. She was a teacher. She taught school until 1828 when she married David Lee Child, a Boston lawyer. While living with her brother, she met Ralph Waldo Emerson, Theodore Parker, and [...]

Halloween Greetings Contest 2017 – Win a $100 Gift Certificate

By | October 28th, 2017|Categories: Contests and Games, Halloween, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , |

We have another contest for you! We're calling it the "Halloween Greetings Contest 2017." To participate, find the words and recreate the greeting. Once you think you have the greeting, you may enter through the comments section of this post (all are moderated and will not be shown). You may also email it to us using [...]

Valentine’s Day 2017 Crossword Game Winners!

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

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|Categories: Holidays, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Fashion, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , |

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|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , |

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|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , |

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|Categories: 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|Categories: Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]