By Phran Novelli

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The day after Christmas is known as Boxing Day in Britain and it was traditionally a day when people gave gifts or did a good turn for those who worked for them all year long.

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Because servants had to work for the wealthier folks on Christmas Day, the 26th became their day off for celebrating and enjoying boxes of presents from their employers – and these days, it’s also time for tipping.

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While few of us are lords of country estates with large staff, maybe there’s someone who helps you out in the garden all year – cutting your grass, helping you weed, or coming to prune the things you can’t reach? Since winter isn’t when you call on garden helpers as often – unless they shovel your walk, or when an ice storm brings down a tree and you need them really fast – maybe they slipped your mind or off your gift list?

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So why not use today, Boxing Day, as a reminder to send a card or gift, bake some cookies, or give a tip if you can to thank those who help you keep your garden looking good throughout the year.