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 [...]