Saturday, January 2, 2010
Boxing Day, presumably, started in England in the Middle Ages.
So... Many scholars believe that the holiday was created
because servants were required to work on Christmas
but had the following day off.
The following day, when they were leaving to return to their families, their employers would present them with gifts (enclosed, like, you know-- in boxes).
And a good time was had by all.
It was Dan Propper's contention that, in a world of inverse enclosure, a matchbox might serve as a prison for the entire universe.
Finally, it's said that John of Houten is credited with having made the very first box back in 786. A.D.