We can look back and think about the events of the past 364 days and what we did and what we thought. Most of us can think about something we could and should have done differently, better thoughts we might have had. But on December 31st, we can also look forward to the next 365 days and consider what we could do better.
And that is why the evening of December 31st, New Year's Eve, is so important to us. It is a time for hope, hope for a better year. No matter how bad the previous year was, there is always hope that the new one will be an improvement. We make resolutions so that we can take charge as much as we can for the direction of the new year.
Considering the significance of New Year's Eve, it's no wonder we celebrate on that night. Get your kids involved in the celebrating, too - while encouraging and nurturing their creativity. Have them make some fancy hats and noisemakers for themselves and the rest of the family to use while welcoming in the new year.