The actual meaning of Boxing Day may be derived from days of old in the UK and Europe when, the day after Christmas, servants would receive their Christmas Boxes from their employers. There's a bunch of theories as to its name and why we celebrate it. Some say it's the day we box everything up and take it back to the store. Others say it's where the rich box up their older belongings to give to the poor. As a kid I thought there was an actual boxing match on Boxing Day. Not sure where I got that idea from. It is observed in many Commonwealth countries and is a public holiday for many. No matter what it's origin or where it got its name, it definitely means different things to different people.
This year for us we've decided to have a second Christmas day. After our day of "divide and conquer" yesterday we decided to spend the day at the farm cooking up another feast of all the meats, the vegetables, the desserts and the trimmings (including bon bons). A sit down meal with Nanny and Pop, Derek and I, the kids and some friends who we've invited to share our day. Games, champagne, hot tub, chatter, chocolates and friendship.
What does Boxing Day mean to you?