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Category: Christmas

The History of The Nutcracker

The History of The Nutcracker

I thought that this year I would dig a little deeper into the history of one of my favourite Christmas traditions, going to see The Nutcracker! The Nutcracker plays a big role in many people’s holiday seasons, and depending on the city you live in, you may […]

3 New 2018 Christmas Chick Lit Books!

3 New 2018 Christmas Chick Lit Books!

I am back again with new books from NetGalley! I am really enjoying the chance to read new books before they come out and share my reviews to help authors and other readers- it is a wonderful feeling. I was able to request and read […]

Preparing for the Holidays… Part III: November

Preparing for the Holidays… Part III: November

Now that Halloween is past, the holiday season is getting into the full swing of things slowly. Whether you are in the US and awaiting Thanksgiving still, or somewhere else, the winter holiday season is approaching and we are all getting busier whether we like […]

History of Christmas Books

History of Christmas Books

Today’s post is a quick intro to a few of the historical sources I like to use for my history of Christmas posts and research. What I love about the history of Christmas is that it is very approachable and quite often uses cultural and […]

Holiday Party Outfits, Style File Friday

Holiday Party Outfits, Style File Friday

Holiday parties are one of my favourite parts of the holiday season! We don’t have that many opportunities to dress up anymore (curse you, ultra casual globe.) and it is lovely to be a little fancier than normal. While I love my ugly Christmas sweaters […]

What are your holiday traditions?

What are your holiday traditions?

Yesterday’s post To Grinches and Humbugs was truly a rant, and a plea to celebrate the joy that people find in the holidays! The world is full of negativity and Debbie Downers, and this has inspired me to reach out to my readers to see […]

To the Grinches and Humbugs

To the Grinches and Humbugs

*There are a few profanities in this post- not a lot, but there are some!* In the last three days, I’ve seen no less than 25 34 (as of Tuesday morning) angry and bitter blog posts, Facebook rants, backhanded Instagram comments, and other pot shots at […]

Christmas Pajamas and Traditions, Style File Friday

Christmas Pajamas and Traditions, Style File Friday

If I’ve ever written a Style File Friday PSA, this would have to be it- yes, Halloween just passed but when it comes to buying holiday and Christmas specific items, you need to get started earlier rather than later. Christmas pajamas are one of my […]

Gift Guide for Historians and History Lovers

Gift Guide for Historians and History Lovers

As my blog title would imply, I am an historian by training. As you could imagine, that means that I adore all things related to history. Obviously, I have more history books than any one  person should, but there are also far more creative ways […]

3 Tips for Holiday Networking

3 Tips for Holiday Networking

As the holiday season quickly approaches, now is the time when you start to get invited to holiday parties and events by colleagues, contacts, friends, family, team members, and that woman you always see at the grocery store. Okay, maybe not the last one, but […]