The Lore of Lammas Day

“It was upon a Lammas Night When corn rigs are bonny, Beneath the Moon's unclouded light, I held awhile to Annie...” - Robert Burns There are few things more soul-satisfying than the smell of freshly baked bread. Pair that with an age-old tradition that brings good fortune and protection to all of those who share... Continue Reading →

Victorian Women Who Made the World a Better Place

The Victorian Age was a period of incredible growth and change in North America and most of Europe. Arriving on the heels of the Industrial Revolution, the Victorian era was marked by rapid advancements in science, technology, and medicine. Queen Victoria’s reign brought not only the proliferation of steam-driven transportation (trains and boats), but also... Continue Reading →

Celebrating Twelfth Night

If you’re familiar with the classic Christmas carol “The 12 Days of Christmas,” you likely see it as either a really fun countdown song (see: John Denver & The Muppets’ rendition) or a cute carol featuring a lot of birds that goes on a bit too long. What you might not know is that “The... Continue Reading →

Christmas Traditions in the Victorian Age

Christmastime is here! And when the most wonderful time of the year arrives, the most meaningful traditions aren’t far behind. Decorating Christmas trees and homes, giving gifts, exchanging Christmas cards…we eagerly anticipate these things every year. But traditions weren’t always traditions. All traditions have a beginning, and many of these beginnings happened during the Victorian... Continue Reading →

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