Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Happy Day After Christmas... Boxing Day!

Happy Boxing Day! For those who aren't familiar with the British term, Boxing Day has no pugilistic connotations but refers to the weekday followingChristmas Day when the alms or "poor" offering boxes were opened and distributed to the needy.

Boxing Day gift giving began in the middle ages but was revived by Queen Victoria. 

 After all the feasting of Christmas, the leftovers were distributed to the poor as well as monetary gifts. It was also a time to give gifts to the employees of the great houses and for the tradesmen that had served through the year. Gifts were given to postmen, delivery people, purveyors and shop keepers as well as any employees in your home or estate.

Boxing Day also includes lots of other opportunities that are more active...from after Christmas sales...

This is Harrod's in London before opening for the big Boxing Day Sale... with staff handing out biscuits and small cups of tea to those early waiting in line...

 to fox hunting, which is a famous activity for Boxing Day.

Speaking of sales...

Time Was Antiques after Christmas sale starts today... 15% OFF everything with code SANTAFORGOT

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoy your boxing Day. 
Here is the Queen's annual Christmas message from Queen Elizabeth II video in case you missed it.
As usual... Brilliant Ma'am!

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