Caption This! Valentine Caption Contest 2019

By | February 8th, 2019|Categories: Contests and Games, Recollections|Tags: , , , |

The Fisher Girls edition Enter the contest for a chance to win $30* to use on the Recollections website This time around, our caption contest presents a selection of Harrison Fisher's romantic illustrations from the first quarter of the 20th century. How does it work? Each day from Friday, February 8 through Valentine's Day on [...]

History of Christmas Trees

By | December 15th, 2018|Categories: Christmas, Holidays, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , , , |

Evergreen trees decorated with lights, garland, and ornaments have become a staple in most households that celebrate Christmas, however,  these trees haven’t always been a symbol of the upcoming holiday. Since evergreen trees stayed green throughout the cold months, they have long been revered. Ancient Egyptians worshipped the god Ra and believed that Ra grew [...]

Mary Shelley – Frankenstein at 200

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: 19th Century Literature, Regency Era|Tags: , , , , |

Two-hundred years ago, in 1818, Mary Shelley first published Frankenstein; or the Modern Prometheus. Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin Shelley was the daughter of the feminist author, Mary Wollstonecraft, and the philosopher, William Godwin.   At fifteen, she fell in love with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley, who was married and had two children at the time. [...]

Halloween 2018 Photo Contest

By | October 31st, 2018|Categories: Contests and Games, Customer's Fashions, Halloween|Tags: , , |

Thank you to all of our wonderful customers who entered the Halloween 2018 Photo Contest. You are the best! And the winner is... The Grand Prize Winner of $250 to spend on our website is  #17 Joan M., Auburn, CA. The panel of judges thought her photo best embodied the spirit of Halloween. Runners-up ($50 [...]

Caption This! Christmas in July 2018

By | July 22nd, 2018|Categories: Contests and Games, Edwardian Era, Recollections, Victorian Era|Tags: , , , , |

Caption this! Christmas in July 2018 and win $50 We continue celebrating Christmas in July 2018 with this caption contest. Extra points for using Victorian vernacular! Your caption can be funny, thoughtful, or even a poem. It doesn't have to be related to Christmas. Our panel of judges will choose from the entries to determine [...]

Mother’s Day 2018

By | May 9th, 2018|Categories: Contests and Games, Holidays|Tags: , , , |

 Mother's Day is one of our favorite holidays. It is the day we honor our moms and everyone who has been like a mom to us. We thank everyone who took the time to share their stories and photos with us. Please take the time to read about these amazing women! Grand Prize: Glory Grace [...]

Valentine Romance Photo Contest

By | February 17th, 2018|Categories: Contests and Games|Tags: , , , |

Congratulations, Lynn A! She is the winner of our Valentine Romance Photo Contest. Thank you to everyone who participated by submitting a photo or by voting. We'll have another contest soon!  

Christmas Greeting Word Game 2017

By | December 23rd, 2017|Categories: Contests and Games|Tags: , , , |

Christmas is almost here! It's time for our last game, Christmas Greeting Word Game 2017. We hope you'll play along! Use all of the letters below to reveal our holiday greeting to you. It's a familiar one borne of the Victorian era. _ _ _ _ _   _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ [...]

Merry Christmas Crossword 2017

By | December 19th, 2017|Categories: Contests and Games|Tags: , |

Play our Merry Christmas Crossword 2017 for a chance to win a 20% off coupon! We're giving away three of them. Complete the crossword and upload your answers in the comment section of this blog post. Comments are moderated and will not appear. An email confirmation will be sent to you once your entry is [...]