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New Years Traditions

Katie Hart's Family New Year

On New Year’s day our family gets together and exchanges gifts. It is the same people that just met one week earlier for Christmas. The only difference is that we give gifts on a much smaller scale. Where for Christmas I might have gotten a sweater set, for New Year’s I will get a set of hangers or some socks. The tradition started when Granny Scott was doing her after Christmas cleaning. She found a lot of small inexpensive gifts that she forgot to give to everyone. She quickly had an idea. Our family believes that whatever you are doing on the first day of the year is what you will be doing the rest of the year. She called everyone and told them to be at her house by eight o’clock on New Year’s Day. Her reasoning was to have everyone to get up early. That way they would not oversleep at all that year. Everyone came over. That means that the family would be close all year long. The entire family helped cook breakfast and the all ate together. That meant that they would eat good food all year long. After all of that, she surprised everyone with their gifts. She loved to have parties and give gifts. On New Year’s day, the first day of the year, she gave gifts. That meant that she would give gifts all year long. For every year after that our family always gets together and gives small gifts and eats lunch together.

 

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9.Careers

 



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