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