These days we usually treat Boxing Day as “Christmas Part 2” – you eat some leftovers, watch some telly and maybe play with that new techy toy you got for Christmas. But once upon a time, Boxing Day had an identity all its own. Boxing Day was a day for giving back. It was a day when the wealthy would give to the poor using special alms boxes. It was also a day when the master of the house would give boxes of goodies his staff, as a way of recognising all the extra work that went into delivering a perfect holiday season. This year, we want to return Boxing Day to its rightful place as a day to give back to those around you.
How? Simple: Think about the person who really makes a difference to you and your community. That selfless person that puts everyone else first and never seems to get the credit they deserve. Think about the person that has made where you live a better place. Think about the person that is first to volunteer to help out others. Think about that person that everyone couldn’t imagine being without – your community’s Christmas Star.
Wouldn’t it be nice to do a little something special for them this holiday season?
Tell us what makes your community’s Christmas Star special and they’ll be entered into a draw to win your choice of one of several exciting prizes, such as a Surface Pro 3 or an Xbox One. Big or small, every reason counts.
Maybe they have helped improve your community.
Maybe they have gone the extra mile for a charity.
Maybe they have been there to support you when things have gone wrong.
Maybe they put everything before themselves just to make a difference.
Whatever your reason, we want to help you recognise your community’s Christmas Star – and maybe help them win a little something special in the process.
Visit our Christmas Star page to leave your nomination. We’ll need your Christmas Star’s e-mail address to let them know if they’ve won, but we promise we won’t spam them with a bunch of ads. You can nominate as many people as you like – maybe your community has a few more stars than most. But you can’t nominate anyone more than once and you can’t nominate yourself (that would hardly be in the Boxing Day spirit).
You can do a little extra good this holiday season, just by recognizing your Christmas Star.