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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18 responses to “New Years Tradition

  1. katsrus

    12/31/2015 at 6:05 pm

    Sounds like a great tradition.
    Sue B

  2. Lee and Phod

    12/31/2015 at 6:20 pm

    Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

    • Piglove

      12/31/2015 at 8:57 pm

      You too my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  3. lexitheschnauzer

    12/31/2015 at 8:17 pm

    My Grandma, who has gone over the rainbow bridge, had a similar tradition in her Irish family. They put a silver coin outside the door and brought it in first thing New years day. It symbolized wealth coming in during the year. The other custom was for a fair haired man to be the first person to come into the house in the new year. Don’t ask me what that was for.

    • Piglove

      12/31/2015 at 8:58 pm

      Snorts. Sounds like a great tradition though. Now to find a fair haired man. Lol. XOXO – Bacon

  4. The Canadian Cats

    12/31/2015 at 8:51 pm

    That is some tradition! I like it.


  5. philosophermouseofthehedge

    01/01/2016 at 12:24 am

    They do something similar here for Chinese New Year, too.
    Hope your new year is full of grand adventures and much delight!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2016 at 10:58 am

      aaww thanks my friend. May yours be wonderful as well. XOXO – Bacon

  6. angelswhisper2011

    01/01/2016 at 4:29 am

    Bacon, does this work in the earliest morning of the New Year too…I kind of missed this tradition in time… 😉 Extra Fresh Pawkisses for a Happy and Healthy…and Rich New Year 🙂 ❤

    • Piglove

      01/02/2016 at 11:01 am

      What would it hurt huh? Snorts – anything that can bring good luck and fortune for the new year can’t be too bad to try, right? XOXO – Bacon

  7. Reilly & Denny

    01/01/2016 at 8:37 am

    sounds like a great tradition

  8. easyweimaraner

    01/01/2016 at 8:56 am

    I love it! we always eat lentil soup to get rich, by now it didn’t work, but maybe this year?

    • Piglove

      01/02/2016 at 11:07 am

      That’s one of my dad’s favorite soup items – he loves beef lentil soup. It’s so yummy! XOXO – Bacon

  9. gentlestitches

    01/02/2016 at 12:38 am

    Great idea! I will try it too!

  10. Lori Fontanes

    01/02/2016 at 8:41 am

    Guessing that coins are easier to throw than paper bills? Will try it next year!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2016 at 11:14 am

      I’ll remind you next year too my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  11. Deborah Boza Valledor

    01/02/2016 at 2:36 pm

    I think SHE may try that next year! Happy Happy New year to the Thompson Household!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2016 at 3:36 pm

      Happy New Years to you too my sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon


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