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Sunday, December 24, 2017
Online Advent Calendar 2017 - Day 24
Jo has asked that we answer a question about Boxing day and how we spend it, do we have any traditions surrounding it. Boxing day is a UK holiday and as such we don't really celebrate it here. It is traditionally a day when they give gifts to those who perform a service for them throughout the year, such as mail carriers, refuse collectors, etc. We used to make Christmas cookies and candy and give it to neighbors, landlords, etc. I haven't done that in a very long time, it's a tradition I really should bring back. I always enjoyed making goodies for others, and (not to toot my own horn) but many of them would wait in anticipation knowing those goodies were on their way around Christmas! LOL Just ask Astrid, she has been the recipient of our Buckeye Balls a few times! Now we usually try to attend a movie that comes out around the holidays. We also get new game every year from "Santa" which we all play together while we snack on leftovers. Having lived far away from family all of our married life, we enjoy the time laughing and enjoying one another's company. With both the guys working on the day after Christmas, we will not be able to do that this year. I will start a new cross stitch project, I usually get a nice pattern with all the supplies from DH for Christmas!
I want to thank Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching for hosting the online Advent Calendar 2017! It's always fun to take part in her hops, challenges, and other events she has going on over on her blog! You can still access the calendar it you would like to hop around the other days leading up to Christmas.
I leave you with my advent calendar that I have been counting down the days til Christmas. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and many blessings in the coming New year!