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#annreecescelebrates New Year's Traditions

A note from our founder

Happy New Year! WOW! What a year 2022 was - we saw so many new and returning customers, officially had sales in all 50 states (plus our international customers), and worked with so many other wonderful small businesses and artists. We even received press in places like Vogue, The Bump, and Texas Monthly. Most importantly, you taught us a lot about what matters to you - beautiful, unique clothing for your boys and girls for celebrating every day. In 2023 we are bringing you more artist collaborations for unique fabrics exclusive to Ann + Reeves Kids. You'll see us in more of your favorite children's stores across the United States, and you'll see us welcome a new addition to our family, a baby boy, this May! Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Without you, I wouldn't be doing what I love doing - sharing in the celebration of every day with each and every one of you.

We love a good holiday tradition around here, so we’ve rounded up our favorite New Year’s traditions, celebrated by Elizabeth and her family every year. For Elizabeth, New Year’s day is often a larger celebration than New Year’s Eve. Though she loves counting in the new year while watching the ball drop, her family goes all out on January 1. 

What To Eat On New Year’s Day

For luck and prosperity in the year ahead, here are some delicious things to eat!

  • Black-eyed peas are said to symbolize coins or wealth. 
  • Greens resemble money, specifically folding money. Be sure to eat your collard green to ensure good fortune for the coming year.
  • Pork is considered a sign of prosperity in some cultures because pigs root forward. Many Southern New Year's Day dishes contain pork or ham.
  • Eat 12 grapes for 12 wishes. One for every month of the year. 

What To Do On New Year’s Day

For Elizabeth, New Year’s traditions go beyond the meal.

  • If you want to travel more in the new year, take a walk around the block with a suitcase. 
  • Whatever you do on New Year’s Day is what you get for the whole year. Whether it’s exercise, time with family, or building a budget, spend your New Year’s day how you want to spend your year. 

New Year’s Resolutions

Do you set resolutions? We always love having goals to reach for in the new year. 

  • Start a side-hustle.
  • Eat at least 3 dinner’s at home per week. 
  • Drink a gallon of water per day.
  • Get 8 hours of sleep per night. 
  • #celebrateeveryday

What traditions do you and your family celebrate around the new year? What goals are you reaching for this year? We can’t wait to see what 2023 brings and we are excited to continue to bring new designs to you soon!! Share your photos with us on Instagram and tag @annreeveskids and #annreevescelebrates.