Today is Boxing Day, a holiday in the U.K., Canada, New Zealand and Australia with roots in the tradition of giving gifts to the less fortunate. Like most things Christmas-related though, it’s become a major shopping day, mostly for returns and exchanges. And, if you’re planning a wedding near Christmas 2009, it’s a great time to hit those after-holiday sales. Stock up on decorations, candles and ornaments. Keep your eyes peeled for anything that can be used as a favor (ornaments, candles, stockings, etc.) or anything that could package a favor (boxes, paper, ribbons, bows, etc.). Plan ahead now, and you’ll be glad you braved the crowds when your wedding comes around next year!