December 19, 2016 • Contributor: Scarlet Letters Copywriting
3:00 p.m.: Devote a few minutes to reflection and gratitude. Write down 10 things that happened in 2016 for which you are grateful. Feel intimidated about writing? That’s okay—a numbered list will do!
5:00 p.m.: Cocktail hour has officially arrived! It’s time to pop that cork or uncap that sparkling
cider. Pomegranate seeds and a sprig of rosemary are effortless additions that make your
bubbly even more festive.
7:00 p.m.: While you’re still sitting with pen in hand, write out New Year’s notes for the people to whom you owe cards. No texts or emails allowed!
11:00 p.m.: Make a connection with someone else. Whether it’s a fireside conversation with your spouse, party chitchat with a potential new friend or a phone call to your BFF, interacting with another person is a significant way to celebrate. Robert Burns famously asked, “Should auld acquaintance be forgot?” We think the answer is a resounding “No!”
Children often count the days until Christmas, but adults often prefer the hope and possibility promised by a New Year. It’s our wish that these countdown ideas will make your December 31st one that’s restful, restorative and truly memorable. Happy New Year, dear readers!