My American Boxing Day involves boxes, gifts, and food as well. What does look Boxing Day look like in my house this December 26 as the clock approaches noon? Popovers fresh from the oven on the kitchen counter. Three inches of fresh snow that covers up the brown grass and mud, making it look like the day after Christmas. One lazy dog perched on top of the couch looking at the snowy backyard. One child still asleep, one curled up on the couch happily reading about Zelda Fitzgerald, and the third out spending his Christmas loot. Pine needles that have dropped from the Christmas tree are scattered on the floor. The refrigerator is full of excess leftovers and pie. Piles of boxes have grown and are taking over the living room.
Although Boxing Day isn't celebrated here in the U.S. I feel like Boxing Day is a day of clean up, packing away cookies in tins, and breaking down those gift boxes from the Christmas Eve celebration. Driveways are lined with overflowing trash bins and boxes awaiting recycling; those trash collectors have their work waiting for them today.
This domestic goddess has her work strewn about the house ready for clean up and packing away in boxes. Whether you are shoveling out, waiting in a return line at Target, or collapsing boxes, I wish you a happy and productive Boxing Day!