Monday, December 26, 2011

Media Monday - Boxing Day Edition

Today is Boxing Day and no it doesn't have anything to do with this guy...

The tradition of boxing day goes back to when the master of the house would box up their used items the day after Christmas and give them either to their servants or to the poor.  This tradition was may or may not include the master and the servant switching places for the day (often in the military the officers and enlisted men would change places) or giving them the day off (i.e. Christmas for the serving class).

Today, boxing day is met with sales and a last desperate attempt to make profit.

I vote that we redefine boxing day.  Perhaps today is the day we go through all of our gently used items and donate them to charity.  We could even use today to box up as many food items as possible and donate them to food missions.  Perhaps we can turn today into an act of giving with the idea that would can smash poverty away.

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