4 Empowering Depictions of Mrs. Claus

By | July 18th, 2020|Categories: Christmas, Holidays, Women's History|Tags: , , , |

I have always been quite intrigued by Mrs. Claus and the work that she does behind the scenes. She is the perfect example of “beside every successful man is a strong woman.” I also think that there is an opportunity for more exposure for Mrs. Claus so that more young girls will get to see [...]

Star of the Show: An Interview with Mrs. Claus

By | December 14th, 2019|Categories: Christmas, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , |

By Janice Formichella When the Recollections team heard from a customer how thrilled she was with her new blouse and that it was the perfect touch for her Mrs. Claus portrayal, we just had to learn more. We were intrigued when we learned that Mrs. Claus is the star of the show for the entire [...]

Dickens Fairs

By | November 18th, 2019|Categories: 19th Century Literature, Christmas, Entertainment, Holidays, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , |

If it’s November, it’s time for Dickens fairs! These mid-Victorian London-inspired events pay homage to 19th century author Charles Dickens and the wonderful characters he created. The fairs are popular throughout England and the USA. Each one has its own signature, but all embody the spirit of the time. Here are a few Dickens Fairs [...]

Christmas Cryptogram

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Contests and Games|Tags: , , |

We have a game for you to play, To help you pass the time away. A cryptogram, oh what fun! A gift for you may be won. Enter through the comments here And we may bring you holiday cheer. Um Wejipmnup zkua uyv nucb xttv webbj, Dtj Wejipmnup wtnbp qhm tywb u abuj. Christmas Cryptogram [...]

Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol

By | December 3rd, 2016|Categories: Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Christmas in July

By | July 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

It is summertime at Recollections, however, half of the world is experiencing winter even as we bask in the summer sun. But, it doesn't matter whether you live north of the Equator or south of it, it is Christmas in July! History of Christmas in July During the first quarter of the 20th century, before the [...]