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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24 responses to “New Years Tradition

  1. Kinley Westie

    12/31/2016 at 4:05 am

    Yappy New Year!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:40 pm

      Snorts and rolls with piggy laughter. XOXO – Bacon

  2. katsrus

    12/31/2016 at 7:19 am

    Happy New Year.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:40 pm

      Happy New Year my sweet friend! XOXO – Bacon

  3. portapatetcormagis

    12/31/2016 at 8:40 am

    Never heard of this tradition but it sounds like a nice idea 🙂

    Happy new year to you!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:41 pm

      Happy New Year to you too. I say if it doesn’t hurt, let’s try it!! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Kate Crimmins

    12/31/2016 at 8:42 am

    Our tradition is to fall asleep before midnight and then promptly wake up AFTER midnight. Have a great New Year!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:41 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. Happy New Years sweet friends. We all tried to stay up and failed miserably. XOXO – Bacon

  5. speedyrabbit

    12/31/2016 at 9:17 am

    that’s a great tradition to have,hope you all have fun seeing in the new year,xx Speedy

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:41 pm

      thanks sweet pal!! Happy New Years to you too – loved your card! XOXO – Bacon

  6. weggieboy

    12/31/2016 at 10:26 am

    Interesting! My family tradition is to plan to stay up till 12 to wish each other Happy New Year. It always ends with us all sleeping through the clock striking 12, and each of us going to bed whenever we wake up and realize we slept through another NY! It’s a fun tradition.

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:42 pm

      Snorts with piggy laughter. Yep that’s about right. We all fell asleep and slept through everything as well. Happy New Years!! XOXO – Bacon

  7. Amy

    12/31/2016 at 11:27 am

    That’s a good tradition. My family had a similar one. We would put a dollar coin outside and bring it in sometime after midnight, usually the next day. Another one that I think came from Ireland was that a fair haired male crossing the threshold first on NY day brought good luck.

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:43 pm

      Love those traditions!! Happy New Years day sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  8. sheilaenglehart

    12/31/2016 at 11:47 am

    It works if you do it the next morning too. As long as it’s the first thing that crosses the threshold.

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:43 pm

      Exactly! Happy New Years my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  9. imagesbytdashfield

    12/31/2016 at 1:55 pm

    Haven’t heard of that one before but heard of a man should be the first one to cross the threshold of your home and something about black eyed peas….. 🙂

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:49 pm

      Snorts. Black-eyed peas we had yesterday. Such a wonderful tradition that I love! Happy New Year sweet friend. XOXO – Bacon

  10. Ladybuggz

    12/31/2016 at 11:59 pm

    Sounds like a great tradition…but does it work?? Yes…I’m a skeptic! Happy New Years To You all At Hotel Thompson!!!

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:56 pm

      Hey – any little thing helps, right? Snorts – have a great New Years! XOXO – Bacon

      • Ladybuggz

        01/02/2017 at 10:27 pm

        Darn! I forgot to do it!! oh well another moneyless year!! 🙂

      • Piglove

        01/03/2017 at 9:26 am

        This year might be different though – you never know!! XOXO – Bacon

  11. Tails Around the Ranch

    01/01/2017 at 9:42 am

    Hopefully your tradition brings you much luck and happiness in 2017! 🎉

    • Piglove

      01/02/2017 at 7:59 pm

      Day 2 of the year and with the way mom/dad were jumping around with excitement earlier – I think it did. But they won’t tell me what they are so happy about yet. XOXO – Bacon


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