As you may have guessed- Christmas showed up yesterday. Our day was a long one starting at 8am and ending at around 2am. My social media (probably much like your social media feed) was all abuzz with multiple photos and videos of trees, gifts, food and family. I was delighted seeing all of the happiness and joy my friends were sharing. I had phone calls and texts from numerous friends all wishing me a Merry Christmas. Many of whom I feel bad that I haven’t taken the time to spend with lately. After all of the gift unwrapping was done on Christmas Day, there is often that one gift that you just didn’t receive which you had hoped Santa was going to bring.
Enter Boxing Day. December 26th is the day that stores in Canada offer up sales to entice people. Much like Black Friday, only after Christmas, allowing people to buy for themselves the gift they really wanted.
When I was a teen/young adult I used to go Boxing Day shopping. I would line up at 5am in order to get the best deals on electronics. I bought tvs, vcrs, DVD players, stereos and the like for super cheap. It was always expected so this became the norm in my household. Even after my sister flew the coop, she still enjoyed a good Boxing Day Sale. I have since stopped with bothering to brave the stores on Boxing Day.
Today we just lounged around and played with the gifts we got yesterday. My oldest has already finished one of her books. My middle has since learned a couple of magic tricks. And my youngest has been in heaven building Lego. I am nearly done my Lego set as well- I’m never going to grow up.
If you did hit the stores today with your gift cards and money, I hope you treated the store clerks nicely. Not everyone had a chance to be home today. Just because Christmas has come and gone, it doesn’t mean we should stop being kind to one another.