Tanya's Daily Scoop
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For starters, today I will share with you just a few pictures from our Christmas - which btw was really wonderful!
I have always really adored and loved Christmas!
All the craziness and efforts that I go through to make the day a smashing success is to see the excitement and smiles on everyone’s faces! And the gifts that I receive are a very nice added bonus!!
We all know how much I love presents!
So now it is the day after Christmas and here in the USA although we might not celebrate Boxing Day, it is a holiday that is celebrated in Canada and the UK on the day after Christmas Day.
Originated in the United Kingdom.
There are competing theories for the origins of the term, none of which are definitive.
The Oxford English Dictionary gives the earliest attestations from Britain in the 1830s, defining it as "the first week-day after Christmas-day, observed as a holiday on which post-men, errand-boys, and servants of various kinds expect to receive a Christmas-box".
The term "Christmas-box" dates back to the 17th century, and among other things meant:
A present or gratuity given at Christmas: in Great Britain, usually confined to gratuities given to those who are supposed to have a vague claim upon the donor for services rendered to him as one of the general public by whom they are employed and paid, or as a customer of their legal employer; the undefined theory being that as they have done offices for this person, for which he has not directly paid them, some direct acknowledgement is becoming at Christmas.
But for me it means staying home, enjoying my gifts, eating leftovers and not getting out of my jammies!
However you spend Boxing Day, I hope that you enjoy it.