Monday, 27 December 2010

Boxing Day


We've never been Boxing Day sales shoppers, though I've received email after email today telling me about all the online sales I can browse! It's just never been part of our Christmas, and I'm quite happy about that to be honest....


No, for us, Boxing Day is a chance to spend a quiet day together as a family, enjoying the new books and games we received for Christmas, building the Lego sets, playing the computer games, and challenging each other at a board game or two!


It's also a chance to eat more delicious food; there are always plenty of leftovers from the Christmas dinner (because I plan it that way), and for our main meal we have a piece of gammon with boiled potatoes and cabbage, served with parsley sauce. (The remains of the gammon, together with the remains of the turkey, become a stroganof on December 27th.) There's trifle, and Christmas cake, and mincemeat cake, and left over Christmas pudding, and left over sticky toffee pudding, and there are mince pies, and chocolates, and biscuits..... We don't go hungry!!


In a way it feels like a quieter, calmer continuation of Christmas Day. Almost as if the night in between was a nap, and Boxing Day is the afternoon of the day itself. I do like to make Christmas last as long as possible :-)

14 comments:

Giselle said...

Seasons greetings! Hope you have a wonderful 2011 and btw, I love your Boxing Day page...just perfectly festive!

Kel said...

This is lovely. I agree about Boxing Day being the afternoon part of Christmas. I've never felt the supposed comedown either. We all tend to be busy with our new toys, companionably and it's much of the same food and cosiness.

scrappyjacky said...

We always treat Boxing Day as part of a 2 day xmas marathon as well....this year a buffet at SIL....and more pressies.

Cheri said...

We get up early on the 26th, off to the stores to return/exchange gifts that didn't quite work out. Then, we spend the afternoon napping, watching movies on tv, and eating Christmas dinner leftovers. I added a few loads of laundry and a lot of reading in there!

Miriam said...

Yes, the same for us, boxing day is Christmas day pt 2 but more restful, love it. x

Mary B said...

Sounds like the perfect boxing day to me, and all that yummy food super

Abi said...

merry christmas to you and all the family! I totally agree about tboxing day. It is the same in our house. A chance to enjoy our presents, eat good food and spend some quality family time together! x

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

We don't do Boxing Day but the 26th is pajama day. We spend the whole day laying around, snacking & playing with the presents

Linda said...

What a great page! Stayed away from the day after Christmas sales and had a very relaxing day as well. It was nice.

I used your idea about having a book in the tree for later. We pulled them out on the 26th (busy on the 25th visiting family). It was great because the book was one my sister made telling about the life of my parents so the kidlets got to learn about their grandparents. Having my mom there as we read was a treat because they were able to ask questions.

Thanks, Mel. xx

Kristin said...

Love your Boxing Day traditions, board games with the family and leftovers, who could trade that ?

I am not much of a shopper at all so Christmas sale shopping really doesn't appeal to me at all.

Love the boxing day page.

Happy New Year!

Gez said...

My family love Boxing Day too for chilling out. :) & building Lego!

Karen said...

I love the journal page--just perfect for your sentiments.

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love a quiet boxing day. We were very busy, which suited the children just fine. Usually we enjoy a bunch of Premiership soccer as well, but had to settle for the highlights show.
We got a wonderful board game called blokus.
By the way, I love dates! Tried to comment on your photo-a-day about this but it got lost.
Rinda

Rachel B said...

Yes, after all the preparation it is nice to keep Christmas going for as long as possible :)