The kids asked me why it was called Boxing Day and I was ashamed to say I didn’t know. I knew enough to say that, contrary to what they were seeing, it didn’t mean the day I spend throwing all the boxes from yesterdays gifts into the recycling bin, but I didn’t have a real answer.
I am not the only one who didn’t, so here is an article answering the same question.
I am shallow enough to have had a laugh at the ‘promiscuous charities’ that received the boxes for donation. I know that it meant indiscriminate charities, but the way we use that word today has changed the way we think of it. Now it sounds like the description the sort of charitable organisations that would support unemployed sex workers or suchlike….
Hope you all got plenty of toys for Christmas, regardless of your age!