From the 1974 Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Decorations You Can Make, here is a NYE Centerpiece. I love this part of the directions:
“If you don’t have a black and white square clock like the one pictured, either use another color or shape, or make a clock face from black and white poster board.”
Also you are supposed to cut blocks of foam and also spray magnolia leaves gold. Wow. I wonder why you couldn’t just put a clock in the middle of the table with hats and noisemakers around.
It is suggested also that you get one candle “almost totally burned down to represent the old year” and another for the fresh year. Who would understand that?
Today is day three of Kwanzaa, or Ujima. It means collective work or responsibility. We have not done much for Kwanzaa yet here as both boys and I have been sick all week. J is now taking steroids for asthma. remember, my boys are adopted, so the fact that we both have asthma is coincidental! At any rate, we’ve only put the candles on the Kinara, though we plan to cook and do some charity themed projects by next week.
Enjoy the last weekend of 2012!