Thursday, December 26, 2013

It's Boxing Day!

by Linda
 
 
 
 
 
Are you as excited as Katy is today? It's Boxing Day! yay! AKA "the day after Christmas". The day that you can stand in a line a mile long to return that gift that wasn't quite right. Or you can stand in a line a mile long to grab those marked down Christmas items! Or shop a "day after" sale!

Or does it mean the day you toss all those decorations that you're sick of looking at in a box!

Or does it mean that it's the day you begin boxing with your house guests? (you know what they say about fish and house guests?)  I'm not really sure!

anyway..

According to the great Wikipedia, Boxing Day is defined as:

"Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their bosses or employers, known as a "Christmas box". Today, Boxing Day is habitually known as the bank holiday that occurs on 26 December. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Malta and other Commonwealth nations. In Australia, Boxing Day is a federal public holiday.
In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed to Day of Goodwill in 1994. In Ireland, the day is known as St. Stephen's Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Stiofáin) or the Day of the Wren (Irish: Lá an Dreoilín). In many European countries, including notably Germany, Poland, Scandinavia and the Netherlands, 26 December is celebrated as the Second Christmas Day."

As for me, I'll be enjoying the day, capturing little things with my camera, then scrolling through all the pictures of the season on flickr and Instagram! Always such a joy!

Whatever you do, have a good day!

Until next year!

May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold-
 
And at the end of all your rainbows, may you find a pot of gold!

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I hope you add your joy to the flickr gallery!  (here and here) And I you're thinking about starting a 365 next year, we'd love for you to join us in the 365 gallery!

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12 comments:

Susan said...

Linda, are we the only ones up this early? lol! Great post on Boxing Day! I plan to get some much needed rest, after I straighten the house. Afterwards, I may take a few photos myself…and I love the photo of your dog, so sweet!

Dotti said...

Happy Boxing Day, indeed! I plan to coast through the day, take it easy. No childcare duties, Mr. Peepaw at work, me ... quiet ... at home ... time to sort through Christmas pictures, time to put boxes away {I think that's really why it's called 'Boxing Day'}. So, yeah ... I like Boxing Day ... it lets me catch my breath. Fun facts post, Linda! Thanks. And Happy Boxing Day to you!

CarolHart said...

Fun post! My day consists of working out, then grocery shopping cause I hadn't thought past Christmas dinner with my menu planning! Taking some pictures is also on the agenda. Looking forward to seeing the images you will take on this fine day.

terriporter said...

Fun facts about Boxing Day! I'm with Carol, my cupboard is now bare because I just planned meals up through yesterday! Hoping to find some time with my camera today, but tomorrow we're taking my youngest son's girlfriend's visiting parents to the Desert Botanical Garden to see the Chihuly glass exhibit so you can bet my camera will be in use then! The sun is shining and it will be 70+ the next several days, so I plan to get out of the malls and outside to enjoy it!

Viv@within the Frame said...

Visiting family for me and someone else is cooking yey !!! Time to snuggle up with all the great books I got from my wonderful husband, son and daughter !

sherrygaley said...

Charles is looking a lot like Katy today! He was busy entertaining guests on the sailboat and is now tuckered out!

Focusing on Life said...

Happy Boxing Day to you too....looks like Katy has the right idea on how to celebrate this holiday!!

Kim Stevens said...

Hmmm, am I the only one that didn't know today was boxing day? haha Probably because I only frequent a mall about once or twice a year, I would rather charge my camera card, it's free! ;) I've been cleaning up the mess I left in the kitchen yesterday....oh joy!

Carol said...

I laid around this morning, but then cleaned like crazy, made turkey soup and sausage and peppers - and now will collapse with my Christmas books! Ahhhh! boxing day....I like it!

Miss Kristy said...

I just LOVE this photo. I am a dog lover and have two of my own. I can't get enough of this photo! So special!

Miss Kristy said...

I just LOVE this photo. I am a dog lover and have two of my own. I can't get enough of this photo! So special!

susan said...

Great post and adore your pic of Katy! She looks like she's exhausted from actual rounds of boxing. So cute! Happy Holidays!

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