A Message from Ruth at Antiques And Teacups

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Boxing Day, December 26th

And a Happy Boxing Day!

My antique postcard today is another Christmas ones, because I have never had one for Boxing Day!

The riding is apropos, as you will see.

 Boxing day was a medieval tradition of reflecting after the feats of Christmas Day to the needs of the poor.  The name came from distributing the gifts that have accumulated in the parish "poor box" to those in need... Christmas was especially reflective for giving.

The Victorians revived the custom... and I am sure you remember the 2 men asking Scrooge in Dicken's A Christmas Carol  for donations to feed the poor.

Commonwealth countries, following the lead of England, celebrate Boxing Day.

I found a great blog delving into the traditions of Boxing Day... couldn't do it better, so to read more,
  click HERE for this great blog at Foodal


Referring to our postcard at the top of the page, fox hunts were traditional as well, although that has changed quire a bit with attitudes and the breaking up of many of the large estates which fostered the tradition.

And, of course, day after Christmas sales!

Antiques And Teacups is having our annual 
15% OFF Sale!
On now!

Have a lovely day filled with tea, leftovers and joy!


  1. I used to enjoy hunting for bargains on Boxing Day. But now I prefer to relax at home with a cup of tea!

  2. Boxing Day for us was spent with family enjoying some down time and treats. Today all the stores are open again on PEI and the Boxing Day sales are in full swing. It just so happens that Hubby is working in retail now so he's expecting a crazy day. I guess we will hear all about it when he gets home. A Happy and Blessed Christmas week to you and your hubby!

  3. Ruth, I love the scenes on those two antique cards. Have a cozy winter!

  4. I'm wishing you and your hubby a belated Merry Christmas, Ruth! I hope you both are enjoying the blessings of the season.


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