In aristocratic England, household servants were expected to serve their employers on Christmas Day. The day after Christmas, therefore, was a day of rest and celebration for working men and women—and the day on which they (and special tradesmen) would receive their "boxes" (gifts) from those whom they served. Shown above, a Victorian English painted steel hat box, c. 1860's - 1870's.
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