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What to do on Boxing Day

summary: We have snow!! It’s Boxing Day; St. Stephen’s Day; warm up by helping to feed/clothe everyone;

Forget Boxing Day Sales! Let’s emulate Good King Wenceslas, and get back to the true origins of Boxing Day.

The Gate of the Old English Gentleman - illustration by  Robert Seymour (1798-1836)

[T]he country gentleman stood of old, at his own gate […], and superintended the distribution of alms to the aged and the destitute. The hall, prepared for the festival of himself and his friends, was previously opened to his tenants and retainers; and the good things of the season were freely dispensed to all.
– Thomas K. Hervey, The Book of Christmas, 1888

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