Last minute gifting on your mind? Look no further than December 26, Boxing Day. Though the origins of Boxing Day are debatable depending on the country of the person you talk with about it; I’ll tell you what I was taught. The day after Christmas the bourgeoisie would regift presents. Either new ones they didn’t want (or they would give used items in decent condition) in Christmas’s boxes and paper to their house workers. So be green and celebrate by regifting the things you don’t want to people who would really like them. No need to wait for Boxing Day!
Other thoughts on Boxing Day:
The tradition has long included giving money and other gifts to those who were needy and in service positions. The European tradition has been dated to the Middle Ages, but the exact origin is unknown and there are some claims that it goes back to the late Roman/early Christian era; metal boxes placed outside churches were used to collect special offerings tied to the Feast of Saint Stephen.
My thoughts on regifting:
I see nothing wrong with regifting. Just make sure you don’t give the gift that someone gave you to someone else in front of them. They might be insulted.
Summer is the President of our Local MOMS Club chapter, she is the mother of two adorable active boys, and is always thinking of ways to help others. She is a friend, a wife, and always busy as all mommies are. She is very active on Facebook, addicted to Geocaching and very interested in organic and green living.