In the UK it is Boxing Day - the day that traditionally was for giving gifts of money to servants, deliverymen etc., although it has only been known as Boxing Day since the 1830's.
I don't know when this tradition changed but as a child I can remember people such as the postman, the garbage man(known as dust man here), milk delivery man, and paper boy, all knocking on our door to wish us Merry Christmas in the week before Christmas and to be given a tip.
These days Boxing Day is either a day for a walk, going to the sales(which often start on this day), attending a sports event(one of my sons and grandson are off to a football match) or staying in (in my case doing a little crafting) watching TV and still enjoying the Christmas treats!
We had intended going for a walk but I must have opened my eyes onto my pillow in the night as my eye is really bloodshot and although it is slightly better now I just didn't feel like going out!
I have made some more cards using the 12 tags Of Christmas - Funkie Junkie Style by Linda of the Funky Junkie Boutique, who are also offering prizes!
Here is my Tag 6 inspiration! I was a bit slow getting going with this, indeed I went on to another before coming back to it.
I had intended using my TH doily die but couldn't find it anywhere - of course, I knew it would turn up as soon as I had completed the card and ..…there it was, having been put away onto a magnetic sheet instead of in its folder!!Hey! Ho!
I loved the cutout snowflakes on Linda's, but only room for one on my little doily!!
I used some coloured paper behind it. I also loved Linda's hanging charm on a snowflake, and as it happened, I had one on my desk rejected from something else!!
The week before last we went up to our caravan, not sure when we are going again!
We had a day out at somewhere we love to visit, with a call in at Holker Hall, not far away, to see the tree and to enjoy a coffee and maybe get some treats!
I am joining Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday,
Where's hubby? You'll see him later!!
From here we went on to Grange Over Sands! First of all we had a walk around the little park.
Santa was doing a spot of pre-Christmas fishing!
One of the things we love about this park are the birds.
The trees looked lovely reflected in a still part of the lake
The path took us up to look out over Morecambe Bay
…the Hazlemere Cafe...
….where we managed to get seated by the window as someone had just left!Hubby ordered a Turmeric Latte - as you can see, although he was a bit unsure at first, he did drink it...
..I kept to water and lemon with my 'small' portion of fish and chips while hubby had an African bean stew!He also had to help with my fish and chips( I dread to think what a 'large' would have looked like!)
We then set off to look at the shops and managed to buy some gifts too!
I asked the owner if I could take a photo of this lovely display of glassware but I was afraid to walk past it for a better shot!
As we left the town there was a beautiful coloured sky!
I'll be here again soon with another tag card but will be visiting the T gang after I have had a(nother)coffee!
Oh and our tree has been rescued with the help of my glue gun and a lot of packing in the gaps!!!
Thanks for looking, Chris