New Years Tradition

31 Dec

There’s a yearly tradition that we do here at the Hotel Thompson that I thought I would share.  It’s nothing difficult, really simple if you will.  Mom/dad have done this for years and as they say, “If it ain’t broke – don’t fix it!”  I thought I would share with my friends here in blogville because one can never have too much of good luck, right?

On the 31st of December before midnight, place money outside on your porch.  It can be a loose bill, change, or in an envelope.  This stays on your front porch.  Before midnight, everyone goes outside of the house.

At midnight, you open the front door and throw the money in over the threshold.  This should be the first thing that crosses your door.  This represents money coming into your home for the new year.  Remember, you don’t step into the home until after the money goes in.

I’m not sure where mom/dad got this from but they have been doing it forever.  I mean heck, we’ll take all of the help from everywhere we can, right?  Happy money tossing tonight my friends 🙂


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33 responses to “New Years Tradition

  1. Lassie and Benji

    12/31/2014 at 12:58 pm

    The peeps wash their hands with money on new years day.

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 1:15 pm

      Really? Details my friend. xoxo – Bacon

  2. NotAPunkRocker

    12/31/2014 at 1:45 pm

    Happy new year to y’all, Bacon 🙂

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 2:00 pm

      Thanks my friend. Be safe and have an awesome new year! XOXO – Bacon

  3. Gobetween

    12/31/2014 at 1:54 pm

    Happy New Year.

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 2:00 pm

      You too my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Misaki

    12/31/2014 at 1:58 pm

    Interesting tradition. Mummy said her family had one about opening the front door to let the new year in

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 2:01 pm

      Awesome – what do we have to lose huh? The more the merrier for a wonderful new year! XOXO – Bacon

  5. Will and Eko

    12/31/2014 at 1:59 pm

    I need to start a new tradition where people throw money at me for new year’s luck!

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 2:01 pm

      Awesome – just duck at change. That’s heavy stuff! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  6. The Scottie Chronicles

    12/31/2014 at 2:57 pm


    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 3:01 pm

      Backatcha my friend!! XOXO – Bacon

  7. easyweimaraner

    12/31/2014 at 3:04 pm

    Brother I will do that tonight. That;s a super idea. Many thanks! btw: I bet someone will steal the money what we place outside, that would fit to our strike of bad luck :o) Have a wonderful 2015, full with good news, health and happiness… and a lot of green papers, of course :o)

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 3:46 pm

      You too brother. I’ve been thinking of you today. Hope all is good 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

      • easyweimaraner

        12/31/2014 at 3:52 pm

        It’s as crazy as always, we just have a pawty with camomille-tea and kleenex :o)

      • PigLove

        12/31/2014 at 5:01 pm

        uh-oh. I’m familiar with that party. Hogs and snout kisses brother and family 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  8. Reilly & Denny

    12/31/2014 at 3:13 pm

    sounds like a great tradition – Happy New Year – we hope it brings lots of cuddles, walks, adventures and treats 🙂

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 3:46 pm

      aaww thanks my friend. Same to you!! XOXO – Bacon

  9. angelswhisper2011

    12/31/2014 at 4:37 pm

    Pawkisses for a Happy New Year dear Bacon and family 🙂 ❤

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 5:02 pm

      You too my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon

  10. katsrus

    12/31/2014 at 6:56 pm

    Love that tradition. Never heard that before. Happy New Year Bacon and family. May 2015 be blessed.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 9:26 pm

      Thanks my friend!! Happy New Years to you as well. XOXO – Bacon

  11. JustJan

    12/31/2014 at 7:29 pm

    Happy New Year my friend. Do you have collard greens and black eyed peas too?

    • PigLove

      12/31/2014 at 9:30 pm

      Oh my yes!! And don’t forget the cornbread. Happy New Year to you as well my dear friend. XOXO – Bacon

  12. Daya

    12/31/2014 at 9:36 pm

    Odd, but no different than the ancient Korean practice of refusing to bathe, clean, etc. on NYD so they wouldn’t wash away their luck.

  13. gentlestitches

    12/31/2014 at 10:05 pm

    We have a tradition where we write 3 things after sharing the 3 things from the previous year.
    Something good that happened that you want to remember.
    Something you want to let go of.
    Something you would like to happen ( or goal) in the future.
    I am practicing to do a chin up and hope to achieve it by next year. It is hard because I have never been an “exerciser” but always walked a lot.
    Happy New Year. XXXXX

    • PigLove

      01/01/2015 at 2:08 am

      Oh squeals!! I love that 3 things. That is awesome. And I *know* that you can do it Auntie Sharon. XOXO – Bacon

  14. speedyrabbit

    01/01/2015 at 9:50 am

    Happy New Year,xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      01/01/2015 at 10:08 am

      Happy New Year too my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  15. The Mad Hooligan Chronicles

    01/01/2015 at 10:25 am

    Shoot – we should have done this! No jobs going into the new year. 😦 Hopefully that will change! Happy new year, my sweet piggy friend! Ellie

    • PigLove

      01/01/2015 at 10:31 am

      Aaww. Happy New Year my friends. Here is hoping for wonderful jobs in 2015! XOXO – Bacon

  16. Lori Fontanes

    01/01/2015 at 10:32 am

    Never heard of this tradition but remind me again in 12 months!!!

    • PigLove

      01/01/2015 at 10:46 am

      Will do my friend! XOXO – Bacon


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