|Donna & Lucinda|
Well, I think we can say that the holiday season is here! It has been a busy year getting The Bee’s Knees off the ground, and we have been having so much fun in the process. We also couldn’t have done it without the amazing support of so many people. Huge thanks to Mark, my husband. Donna and I like to call him “The Big Boss.” To our good friend, Todd, for helping create our cool name. Thanks to my niece, Kate, for our fabulous logo. We love our Bee. And to our friends and family around the country for supporting our new venture. We are also grateful to our new customers for choosing to shop with The Bee’s Knees. We hope you will visit again for all your gift giving needs and homewares in 2012. We welcome your feedback on our website and your shopping experience. We would also like to mention Anglotopia.com, Smittenbybritain.com, The English Pork Pie Company and the The Brits in America Network for kindly helping us promote our business. We truly appreciate your support.
During the Christmas weekend, we will spend time with friends and celebrate with traditions old and new. I have my crackers (purchased at a local MA gift store), mince pies and sausage rolls and the Christmas pud ready to go.
When my daughter (born in American) was in fourth grade last year, they were given a project on their heritage and the different traditions they celebrate. With many kids in her class with interesting heritages and cultures she was quite put out that she is “all English!” “Nothing else?” she asked. “I think it’s quite cool to be all English,” I told her. She wasn’t convinced. “So what different traditions do we have then,” she continued. I racked my brain – Christmas, Easter . . . Then it came to me “We have Boxing Day!” She was thrilled that we have something special. For years we have celebrated with a group of friends, eating leftovers, and relaxing. Over the years we have looked up the exact meaning of Boxing Day and there is no concrete origin. I did discover that the tradition dates back a long time and was a day for tradesmen to collect “Christmas Boxes” of money or presents for good service through the year. Others believe that Boxing Day was a day off for servants when they received a ‘Christmas Box’ from the master. We don’t have any servants but we’ll still be celebrating on Boxing Day!
However you celebrate this holiday season, best wishes and a happy New Year from The Bee’s Knees British Imports.
Lucinda & Donna