And you know what that means. Yes, friends, it’s time for another round of Victorian Valentine’s verses from my two favorite sources: Hymen’s Rhapsodies (for gentlemen), and The Lady’s Own Fashionable Valentine’s Writer (for the ladies, obviously). I realize I’ve been neglecting the blog for a while–I should probably just admit that winter depresses me Read More
Category: history of holidays
Winter Blog Hop, Day 11 – Singing Silver Bells with Judy Ann Davis
Welcome to Day 11–only two weeks to Christmas! Today’s guest is fellow Wild Rose author Judy Ann Davis. Did you ever wonder how the classic holiday song Silver Bells was created? Visit Judy’s blog and learn the history of this timeless carol.
Happy Independence Day!
So this weekend marks the 240th anniversary of the USA’s declaration of independence from Great Britain. We Americans celebrate in a variety of ways, primarily by eating grilled meat and red, white, and blue desserts, and watching fireworks. In my neighborhood, people start trying to maim themselves with fireworks on July 1 and continue through Read More
Ah, Valentine’s Day…
‘Tis the season of love, and once again the snow is piled high and the skies are dreary and gray. In light of the ancient holiday of St. Valentine, I thought I would continue the practice I started last year (hey, now it’s a tradition, hurray!) of posting selections from Victorian Valentine’s Day verse books. Read More
Happy New Year!
Christmas is over, the presents have been opened, and soon the winter holiday break will give way to the resumption of the normalcy denied us for the past month. For many people, the new year brings contemplation and resolutions, such as pledges to oneself: eat fewer sweets, exercise more, be nicer, write a novel, read Read More