Husband Jim's heritage is Scottish.
A great Scottish tradition is Hogmanay
The first foot is the first person to enter your house.
They bring symbolic gifts of salt, coal, shortbread, whisky and black bun (fruit cake)
which represents flavor, warmth, food, good cheer and financial prosperity
They're meant to bring luck to the householder.
Food and drink are then given to the guest.
In Scotland, this may go on throughout the early hours of the morning
(and well into the next day)
The first-foot is supposed to set the luck for the rest of the year.
Traditionally, tall dark haired men are preferred as the first-foot.
(Kilts are optional!)
We at Linderhof
wish you and yours
a Very Happy New Year
and may your year
have flavour, warmth, food, good cheer
and financial prosperity!