It’s the day after Christmas.
Our friends in Great Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand celebrate Boxing Day today. If you make your home in one of those beautiful places….Happy Boxing Day!
I decided to look up Boxing Day to see what it was all about. It isn’t about the sport of boxing, nor is it about boxing up items. Instead, this holiday goes back many years when the service of employees would be required on Christmas Day. The employer would in turn give their employee the day after Christmas off to spend with family and boxes of food and other gifts to take with them. Today, it’s a day when Christmas gifts are returned and stores have deep discounts enticing shoppers to spend their Christmas money.
Things have certainly changed.
What do you do the day after Christmas?
- Go shopping for the great sales?
- Snuggle in and enjoy an extended holiday?
- Go back to work…business as usual?
- Travel home?
- Attend yet one more party or gathering?
Today was business as usual for me.
And then it started snowing. And blowing. And snowing some more.
I love being inside when it’s snowy and blustery outside. Do you?
At some point though, I absolutely must get out there and breathe it all in. And so I did.
It was a bit too slippery to go for my “daily constitutional,” a reference Charles Dickens made of his daily 10 mile walk. And since there isn’t a flat spot around here…I decided to have a little fun tromping in the snow and taking pictures around my house and yard. Of course, that’s no surprise to anyone!
My favorite photo is this close up of Bittersweet berries which I gathered in the fall. I didn’t think they looked particularly Christmasy or wintry, but since they stilled looked nice, I decided to keep them in my antique jug on the back porch.
The photo of the birdhouses and galvanized floral pail filled with Bittersweet was something that was quickly thrown together when I was trying to figure out what to do with some Bittersweet left over from a wreath I made in November. The only tweaking it received for Christmas was a bough or two of Frasier Fir. Maybe I’ll come out here and play some more with this vignette, or not. What do you think?
Do you have any after Christmas traditions?
I’d love to hear what you do…or did!!
Wintry wishes blowing your way…
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