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Monday, 26 December 2011
Indoor Plants - Boxing Day
Outdoor Flowers - Boxing Day
Boxing Day is so called because it was the custom for tradesmen to collect their Christmas boxes or gifts in return for good and reliable service throughout the year. But it is thought the tradition stems from Roman times when money to pay for athletic games was collected in boxes. Later the Romans brought the idea of collecting boxes to Britain and the clergy used similar boxes to collect money for the poor at Christmas. On the day after Christmas the priests opened the boxes to distribute the contents.