New Year’s, January and new beginnings
January is a time for new beginnings. It’s the beginning of a new year and all the hope and aspirations the new year brings. I guess that’s why January is often depicted as a new baby. The new year’s baby had its origins with the Greeks who displayed baby’s in winnowing baskets to usher in the new year. In the 1400’s the Germans depicted the baby as baby Jesus. By the 19th century German cartoonists had secularized the baby Jesus as just a baby. In America, the baby in diaper, sash and top hat had its roots in the early 19th century and became popular in the late 19th century via cartoonists and the Saturday evening post who printed a baby in top hat, diaper and sash on their front cover.
January is New Year’s Eve – although technically it’s December and last year until midnight. It’s a time when people usher out the old and ring in the new. January is toasts, parties and maybe a kiss under the mistletoe. January is New Year’s Day and football games until you get tired of sitting still for so long. January is New Year’s revolutions er I mean resolutions. I’ve never been one to write or make New Year’s resolutions. However, there are many people who do and enjoy doing so.
January is the dead of winter. Days are short, nights are long. It’s cold outside. January is often bleak and dreary most places except for Western Colorado. Unless there is an inversion. If there is an inversion in western Colorado, you can head to the mountains and get above the clouds where everything is clear, bright and beautiful. When you get above the inversion layer and the sun bursts upon you bright and beautiful, it’s a new beginning of sorts. It makes the dreariness melt away. Your mood improves instantly as well as your disposition. January is also the perfect time to hold a game night or have a fancy dinner party. Come into Grand Events and check out our place settings, silverware, linens, champagne fountains, chocolate fountains etc.
January is a time for traditions. Things like watching football all day long or making red beans and rice or black-eyed peas. Maybe it’s a walk, or time spent with the family.
Whatever your resolutions or family traditions are, if they require party rentals we at Grand Events can help you with whatever your needs may be. We hope you have a happy and prosperous New Year in 2018.