I've decided to have a PJ day and catch up with all my blog reading. I've also been taking it easy as we have a family gathering at my Sister's tomorrow which will mean I have a lot of driving to do.
But what exactly is "Boxing Day"...after all, we have already exchanged gifts on Christmas Day. So what does it mean?
According to Wikipedia...
In Britain, it was a custom for tradespeople to collect "Christmas boxes" of money or presents on the first weekday after Christmas as thanks for good service throughout the year. This custom is linked to an older English tradition: since they would have to wait on their masters on Christmas Day, the servants of the wealthy were allowed the next day to visit their families. The employers would give each servant a box to take home containing gifts and bonuses, and sometimes leftover food.
...so there you go - a bit of trivia for the holidays.
I have to say, this year I was boxing everything that I possibly could. I give a lot of knitted gifts so I wanted them to be a little less obvious this year - I've been merrily
It was a great idea (in theory) but I hadn't banked on the fact that boxes don't cram into bags as easily as squishy parcels...
I think I'm just about caught up with my blog reading and have also managed to select my prize from the recent Bugaboo Holiday Chaos event - I was lucky enough to win 4 digi images for one of the cards I made and because of the 50% Sale on their site, I was able to pick 8 images...how super is that.
Have any of you ventured out for the start of the sales or have you been searching for bargains on-line? After seeing the madness that took place during Black Friday and the following weekend, the last think I feel like doing is battling my way around the stores - I'll see what things are like next week when things have calmed down a little.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who follows my blog - your support and lovely comments are very much appreciated. When I started out on this blogging lark I had no idea that I would actually stick to it (especially as I'm not the best when it comes to techy stuff) - but here I am, still blogging away (some weeks more frequently than others) and I am lucky enough to have travelled the world via the posts of my blogging friends. Today Saw the page views pass the 100,000 mark - something that I would never have dreamed could happen. So once again, thank you to those who follow or just drop by from time to time.
Enjoy the rest of the festive season as we count down to the end of 2014............................................