by Hans Johnson


The day after Christmas is that sullen day when holiday songs suddenly disappear from the radio. But for Britain and the Commonwealth Nations, it’s known as Boxing Day.

No, that’s not when gifts are boxed up to be returned to stores, but a tradition of giving Christmas boxes to those in service jobs.

But in Finland, a different sort of box is being given to new mothers – a box of baby care items which has been credited for the sharp drop in the country’s infant mortality rate.

After being emptied of supplies, the boxes are then used as ready-made cribs, much as has always been done: whether it be hotel dresser drawers, theater trunks, or – a manger.

Do you think such “starter kits” should be issued by the U.S. government as well? Or should this be left to CPCs, church groups, and other charities?


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