Category Archives: holidays

New Year’s Eve Tradition of “Auld Lang Syne”~ From Where Does It Come?

 Tomorrow night many of you will break out into the strands of “Auld Lang Syne.” The song evokes nostalgia and a sense of belonging. But what do you know of the song’s origin? Of its lyrics?  According to “The History … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from my North Carolina Home to Yours. Today, I am watching my favorite Jane Austen movies and writing a new chapter of one of my three works in progress. It will be a quiet day (except … Continue reading

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Tidbits Regarding Some of Your Favorite Christmas Traditions

Below are some facts associated with Christmas, but are rarely mentioned in common conversation. Did you know… Sir Henry Cole was the first to send out a Christmas card. The year was 1843. Cole bemoaned the number of letters he … Continue reading

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An Old-Fashioned Holiday Season? Perhaps Not!! Be Careful For What You Wish

An Old-Fashioned Holiday Season…Or, Perhaps Not!! Be Careful For What You Wish. Have we lost the meaning of the holidays? As many are conserving their energies for Black Friday shopping tomorrow, others are wondering how we lost the true meaning … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

From my house to yours, I wish you a safe and restful Thanksgiving. I am spending the day with my favorite munchkins and their parents. 

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What You Didn’t Know About Thanksgiving

It took more than 200 years after the first Thanksgiving before it became an official holiday. The first Thanksgiving was a three day feast, which included hunting, athletic games, and eating. The Pilgrims dined on venison, NOT turkey. There was … Continue reading

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‘Holly and Hopeful Hearts’ and Charity at Christmas Time from the Bluestocking Belles + a Giveaway

 Today, I welcome Amy Rose Bennett back to the blog, representing several of my favorite Regency authors, a group known as the Bluestocking Belles. They have a lovely boxed holiday set they are sharing with us. I preordered mine, and … Continue reading

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