The tree is bereft of presents, the detritus of Christmas morning cleared away, the special time shared with family now added to the memory bank. So much so that at the annual Boxing Day celebration with my husband's clan, most of the talk once the "What did Santa bring you?" question was well answered, centred around the new year and plans for ringing out the old.
So, what are you up to New Year's Eve? The lyrics of a Michel Pagliaro song tend to come to mind when I consider that question: "Some sing, some dance, some like romance." From big bashes, to fancy fetes to intimate interludes people have their favourite way of ushering in the new year, in very different ways.
Just for fun, here's an early welcome to 2013, with some illustrations that include a number of excellent celebration examples:
iCLIPART.com New Year's Illustrations
Pinterest.com iCLIPART New Year Collection
Clipart Guide New Year Collection
TOONClipart New Year Cartoons