by Kristin Holt | Nov 22, 2018 | Articles
A newspaper article published on November 25, 1897 (El Dorado, KS, syndicated from NY Tribune) sheds historical light on what Thanksgiving Day was to the late Victorians in the United States. Includes: origins, thanksgiving souvenirs, thanksgiving entertainments, and thanksgiving decorations… a glimpse into Thanksgiving in 1897.
by Kristin Holt | Dec 23, 2016 | Articles
During the latter half of the nineteenth century, Letters to Santa Claus were a common appearance in newspapers. Whether the practice alerted parents, shared heartwarming tales of postal employees gathering nickles from among their department to stand in as a “Secret Santa” (modern lingo), or perhaps brought about by a store’s advertisements in the newspaper, Letters to Santa Claus provide a unique glimpse into the past. Want to know what toys children found appealing in the 1870’s? Or what dolls were fashioned of? Take a peek inside!
by Kristin Holt | Nov 1, 2016 | Articles
Courting Miss Cartwright, previously released in the Amazon bestselling sweet western historical romance anthology Cowboys & Calico, released TODAY as a stand-alone kindle edition and paperback. The kindle edition is reduced by 66% for just a few more days, and the autographed paperback edition is 45% off on KristinHolt.com for TWO DAYS only! Don’t miss this affordable gift-giving opportunity!
by Kristin Holt | Feb 14, 2016 | Articles
The Victorian Era was a time of Romanticism: flowery language, love letters as a part of courtship; and Valentine’s Day! Expectations and societal norms during the latter 19th century was filled with some traditions we recognize today, and some we might not.
by Kristin Holt | Nov 29, 2015 | Articles
Whether shopping for adults or children, have you considered the gift of an unlimited reading subscription? This article compares and contrasts options available on the market today, costs, advantages and disadvantages, as well as provides easy instructions and screen-shots to make your shopping a snap.