Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Boxing Day

Boxing Day is the day after Christmas Day and has its roots back in feudal times in Europe when there were large estates. The owners of the large estates needed people who leased or worked on these lands. The 'serfs' were bound legally, economically and socially to do this work....the feudal system. It was common practice for the servants to carry boxes to their employers when they arrived for their day's work on the day after Christmas. Their employers would then put coins in the boxes as special end-of-year gifts. Due to the practice of filling the boxes, the day after Christmas became known as Boxing Day. (wikipedia)

Today the Boxing Day sale is usually a very busy day in the retail business except in our province where it starts tomorrow. In Canada it is also the start of tournaments and World Junior Hockey Championship!

That said, here is a picture of us with our stockings and toys.....we had a good Christmas!


Daisy said...

Oh, I see you got Temptations! A very good Christmas, indeed.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

It does indeed look like you had fun.

Mickey said...

Treats & toys!!!! What more could a cat want? Well.... there is that turkey.........yummmmmmmmmm
Enjoy Boxing Day and ter toys !!
Purrs Mickey

PeeEss: they should put Temptations in da box instead of coins!!

The Cat Realm said...

We wish you very happy holidays and a wonderful new year!
Karl and the rest from The Cat Realm

michico*Adan said...

I think you are having lots of fun at boxing day~!!

Sunny's Mommy said...

You both got lots of nice presents.

I really like the picture where you're having a whap-off. I think Mindy has the advantage, because she's up higher than you, Moe.