New Year’s Eve Ideas & Tips for a Fresh Start

The holidays are at an end, but we’ve got one last weekend of celebrating to do before 2017 officially starts. Whether you’re on the lookout for a few fresh ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the family, trying to get a jump on your New Year’s resolutions or just searching for a few ways to spruce up your house for the new season, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of these LTD articles and start planning for a fantastic year!


What to Eat for a Lucky New Year

New Year: What to Eat for a Lucky New Year
When the holidays come to an end, we have an entire new year to start planning for. Although some people think of it as just another day, we allow ourselves to use New Year’s to wipe the slate clean and focus on the positive. Luckily, there are a few things to eat to bring us good fortune. Here’s what to eat for a lucky year!

New Year: Ideas for a Lucky New Year with the Family
Having kids changes the way we do everything! They bring joy to every event, but each event requires a bit of adjusting, including how we spend the holidays. If you have younger kids, you’re probably spending New Year’s Eve at home. But you can still celebrate! Here are a few ideas for a lucky new year with the family.

New Year: Ideas for Bedroom Decor to Start the New Year

New Year: Ideas for Bedroom Decor to Start the Year Fresh
Starting the New Year is exciting, but by summer all those resolutions will inevitably fall back onto the list for next year. Set yourself up for success from the start by redecorating and reorganizing your life to reflect your goals. The bedroom is where you start and end the day. Transform it before your tackle your goals for 2017.

4 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Sleep Better
The New Year means a new you! Getting more sleep, as well as getting better sleep might be at the very top of your resolution list, but sticking to that resolution requires you to make some additional changes as well. If you’re serious about sleeping better, check out these 4 New Year’s resolutions to get the job done in 2017.

New Year, New Kitchen: Tips for a Kitchen Makeover

New Year, New Kitchen: Tips for a Kitchen Makeover
Your kitchen is the place where your family eats, where friends gather and where memories are made on a daily basis. Whether your kitchen is overdue for a little facelift or ready for a major makeover, these tips will help you brainstorm ideas and start planning. Renovate, redesign and redecorate your kitchen this year!

Holiday Spirit: 10 Unique New Year’s Eve Traditions from Around the World

 

New-Year In the United States, the new year is one of our favorite days to celebrate! We watch the ball drop in Times Square, make resolutions and eat different food for good luck. But other cultures and countries have very different customs for ringing in the new year. Here are 10 unique New Year’s Eve traditions from around the world.

Ecuador Everyone cobbles together paper dummies — similar to scarecrows — to represent all the  bad luck and disappointment of the last year. At the stroke of midnight, everyone sets their dummies on fire in the streets.

Scotland The first person to cross the threshold on New Year’s Day is thought to be the bringer of good luck for the coming year. This is called “first footing.”

Denmark They save their chipped and otherwise unwanted  dishes to throw at the doors of friends. Whether or not this determines your luck for the year is uncertain, but the pile of broken dishes you have at your doorstep on the last day of the year is a measure of how many friends you have.

New-YearGermany They look to lead to determine one’s fortune in the new year. They pour molten lead into cold water where it takes shape — a heart for marriage, circles or spheres for good luck and the shape of an anchor for bad luck — and predicts what your year will bring.

South America New, colorful underwear for the new year is a must. If you want love, wear red underwear. If it’s financial success, yellow underwear is what you need. For peace, stick to white underwear.

Switzerland They drop dollops of whipped cream on the floor and leave it there. It’s thought to bring good fortune for the next 365 days.

Peru Outside of Lima, they have their very own fight club. Everyone has a fist fight to get rid of any resentments over the last year and start the new year with a clean slate.

Greece To bring wealth and success for the coming year, it’s customary to crack open a pomegranate on your doorstep before entering your home on New Year’s Day.

Belgium On New Year’s Day, children craft special letters to their parents. It’s something like a Valentine — they create a collage of angels, cherubs and roses — and then read the letters out loud to their parents.

Japan Don’t be alarmed when the temple bells don’t stop ringing! That’s 108 chimes from the Buddhist temples. Each ring represents temptations to resist in order to achieve peace of mind.

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