Although 2020 hasn’t been the most glamorous or best of times, we still want to express our gratitude to the previous year and look back on the good memories we made over the past 12 months. After all, Madison Ashley is all about appreciating great moments spent with loved ones, regardless of the season.
We all have our ways of celebrating the New Year; Some love the sparkles and poppers, while others appreciate good food with great company. And since we love sharing your stories, we’d like to share some quirky, cozy, fun, and sentimental New Years Tradition from a few of our ocean-loving goddesses!
We’re sure you’ll enjoy reading these as much as we did!
Every Year on New Year's Eve, I order Chinese takeout! And when I read my fortune cookie, that fortune becomes the next year’s motto! 😂🤙🏼
“I like to ring in the new year cuddled on the couch next to my husband — parties are fun, but something about drinking hot cocoa snuggled up with my family makes me happier than any party could!”
“New Year’s Eve is about being with friends and family, not necessarily the location. I love going to a place with live music so I can dance the night away!”
Each New Year’s, I take time to reflect on the blessings the previous year has brought me. This year has been one of hardship, but I am thankful for so much. On New Year’s Eve, as the clock is counting down just before midnight, I take a moment to think of a happy memory from the year.
Traditionally, we eat 12 grapes (for the 12 months) making one wish for each one. At 12:00MN, I spend time with my loved ones hugging all my people and just enjoying the last minutes of the year. I feel like it wouldn’t be New Years without my people and the 12 wishes.
Every New Year’s Day, my family and I open our Christmas stockings together. This started as a way to save time on Christmas Day because we always found ourselves rushing around from one family member’s house to another, but turned into one of my favorite traditions, because over time, we started filling each other’s stockings with the most sentimental and thoughtful gifts. So now, the first presents we give each other each new year are really meaningful.
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