2017 Conversation Hearts Candy Counting Contest

By | February 4th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

Who loves a good candy counting game? Well, most of you do! We had so much fun with our holiday candies counting contest in December that we're bringing it back for Valentine's Day. We're running the contest from Saturday, February 4 through Wednesday night, February 8 at midnight. Winners will be notified by email on [...]

Valentine’s Day and the Victorians

By | February 13th, 2015|Categories: Civil War, Fashion, Uncategorized, Victorian Era, Victorian Era Celebrations|Tags: , , |

  Valentine's Day History   Robert McNamara, and expert in 19th century history relates that St. Valentine's Day celebrations date back to at least the Middle ages when the day was observed as Choose Your Romantic Partner Day "because it was believed that birds began mating on that day." (McNamara "History of St. Valentine's Day [...]

Valentine Photo Contest

By | January 16th, 2015|Categories: Fashion, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." And so begins this very romantic poem penned by Elizabeth Barrett Browning, one of the Victorian era's foremost poets. What a great love she and Robert Browning shared. This poem was written early on in their relationship; during courtship and early marriage. History.com relates that [...]