Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Boxing Day

It's "Boxing Day" here in Australia.  The origins of this secular holiday are unclear but these days in Australia it is mostly associated with the first day of the Boxing Day Test  at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the start to the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race and, for some, a frenzy of shopping and sales.

You too can snap up a Boxing Day bargain without venturing to the mall - certain book retailers are currently offering deep discounts on our forthcoming book Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge which can be pre-ordered for a guaranteed low price of US$12.56 from Barnes & Noble  or US$13.23 from Amazon. And you don't have to be a proponent of Helen's "Girl Maths" to realise that it's worth ordering TWO (or more!) copies of the book to take advantage of the free shipping within the US for orders over $25.  Happy Boxing Day!

Twelve by Twelve: The International Art Quilt Challenge


Diane said...

I always imagine Boxing Day as the day when you sit around after Christmas with the open boxes you opened the day before -- relaxing, looking at the stuff that was IN the boxes, and just recovering from Christmas. And no matter what I learn about the real origin of Boxing Day, that's still the scene I see in my head. A Christmas tree with open boxes underneath.