If you live in a Commonwealth country then you are well aware of the fact that the day after Christmas is a very special day.
One to be prepared for and planned. Not quite religious…but nearly.
It’s time for all the Boxing Day sales! So you know where I am right now.
The Fashion Mister will be spending most of the day on the couch watching the first day of the Melbourne Boxing Day Test Cricket. In fact, he’ll likely spend the next five days watching a fair bit of it!
So I have every reason to get out and do what all good Australians do…shop for fantastic year-end bargains!
Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts from their superiors or employers, known as a “Christmas box”. Some even think it could be connected back to our old friend Good King Wenceslas and his giving as that too occurred on St. Stephan‘s Day.
The day hasn’t become quite as full on as the Friday after Thanksgiving in the US but it’s big. Starting in 2009 many retail stores began launching their Boxing Day sales online on Christmas eve and then in their stores on Boxing Day to take advantage of online and last-minute shopping.
Actually, I’ve been out shopping on Boxing Day once. As I am not much for the holiday crowds, I actually try to avoid being anywhere near the stores for the two weeks leading up to and the week following Christmas. I did however, check out ASOS.com and order a few things from their 50% off sale! Can’t wait until they arrive. Pictures will follow immediately!
So while the Fashion Mister is watching the Cricket, I think I’ll go sit in the hammock in the backyard with a good fashion magazine. And maybe even take a siesta.
Don’t wake me. It’s Boxing Day and sign says, “Gone Shopping”.