Thursday, December 26, 2013

Happy Boxing Day!!

So because i'm dating Tom i now get to celebrate
Christmas time for one more day.

It's called Boxing Day...and it's today.
I'm not really sure what it is.
Let's find a definition.

Boxing Day - is traditionally the day following Christmas Day
when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, 
known as a "Christmas box", from their bosses or employers. 
Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. 
It is observed in the United KingdomCanadaHong KongAustralia,New Zealand
South AfricaTrinidad and Tobago and some other Commonwealth nations.

Another non-wiki definition for Boxing day.
The best clue to Boxing Day’s origins can be found in the song “Good King Wenceslas.” 
According to the Christmas carol, Wenceslas, who was Duke of Bohemia in the early 10th century, was surveying his land on St. Stephen’s Day — Dec. 26 — when he saw a poor man gathering wood in the middle of a snowstorm. Moved, the King gathered up surplus food and wine and carried them through the blizzard to the peasant’s door. The alms-giving tradition has always been closely associated with the Christmas season — hence the canned-food drives and Salvation Army Santas that pepper our neighborhoods during the winter — but King Wenceslas’ good deed came the day after Christmas, when the English poor received most of their charity.
Seems legit.
Plus Tom told me that it's basically a day
to just be really lazy and eat...
I can get into that.

When i first heard of Boxing Day
I thought it was a day that people sat around
and watched boxing all day.

Apparently that's not the case...
Thank goodness too because that would be boring.

So on this lovely Boxing Day i'm going to do a few things.
Laze and eat...duhh
gather up the presents from yesterday.
Which includes clothes and glittery things
and travel bags and chocolates.

speaking of glittery things...I have a problem.
A gold glitter problem.

Ever since i started my Etsy shop
i've been obsessed with gold glittery things.
Yesterday i got some gold moccasin slippers and
a gold glittery turvis go with my 
gold glittery cross-body that i got in England.
Ok so it's not a problem ;)

Today will also be a day of research.
Tom and I need to find a place to visit
because his parents gifted us with this gem!!
I'm SO excited!!!!
I could get used to these joint presents ;)
Tom's parents are so sweet.
I can't wait to start planning where we will go!! :)
Any suggestions?? :)

Hope you all had such a wonderful Christmas.
My family is off school and work for a few more days
so i'm excited to spend some time with them.

Happy Boxing Day...
Whatever it is ;)

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