Rosy heart“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. relates that she speaks of their dramatic romance and “how he helped her save herself from a life of sickness and isolation.” (Robert & Elizabeth Barrett Browning) The poets wed in secret, causing her to be disinherited by her father once he discovered they were married. The couple spent 15 years living, loving, and working in Italy before she died in his arms. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that!


1920s ValentineIn honor of love and Valentine’s Day, Recollections is celebrating the most romantic day of the year with a photo contest just for you, our loyal clients. Do you have a photo of yourself wearing Recollections fashions that also depict romance? Are you celebrating this Valentine’s Day wearing something from our collection?


The rules are pretty simple: The photo has to include a Recollections garment. The photo has to relay the spirit of Valentine’s Day.


How do you enter? Go to the Style Gallery at, or click on the Style Gallery link at the top of every page of the site. Click on the Add Your Photo icon and upload your photo. Then, tell all of your friends, relatives, acquaintances, and anyone else you want to include, to visit the Style Gallery and click on the heart associated with your uploaded photo. The contest ends at 11:59 and 59 seconds p.m. on February 20.


What is the prize? The winner receives a $ 200 gift certificate from Recollections!


So, let the photo contest begin! We are looking forward to seeing how you celebrate love and Valentine’s Day with Recollections.


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Works Cited

Staff, “Great Romances in History.” A&E Television Networks, 1 Jan. 2009. Web. 14 Jan. 2015. <>.