The team at Consigning Women wishes you and your family a very happy holiday season. 2020 has had its challenges, but when we continue to look for the good in all things, we find our greatest strengths, community, and support.
Thank you so very much to everyone who shopped with us this year, and to all of you who tweeted or shared about us on Facebook and Instagram as an independent business; this means more to us than you could know.
One of the many traditions that we hold near and dear to our hearts is our annual Boxing Day Sale. From December 26th-December 31st, our Consigning Women inventory will be on sale. Boxing Day began in England under Queen Victoria. Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s and had nothing to do with boxing.
The name comes from when the rich used to box up gifts to give to the poor.
Boxing Day was traditionally a day off for servants, and the day when they received a special Christmas box from the people they worked for.
The servants were allowed to go home on Boxing Day to give boxes and celebrate the Christmas holiday with their families. The day also has religious connections and is celebrated as Saint Stephen's Day in Ireland and Spain's Catalonia region. In some European countries, such as Hungary, Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands- Boxing Day is celebrated as a second Christmas Day.
As with many traditions and holidays, they evolve with time; Boxing Day in England and Canada is now a day of rest. If the 26th falls on a weekday, the banks and other government agencies are closed. We tend to run ourselves to the point of exhaustion during the holiday season; it's a great reminder to take the 26th as a day of rest or a day to do something you enjoy doing and brings you great joy.
We hope that includes seeing your masked face for our Boxing Day Sale.