One of our long-standing family traditions from our Scottish side. Is the coal at New Year’s Eve. Commonly known as the First-foot.
In our family home we run outside on to the porch with a bunch of noise makers and the enter the house via the other porch door in the new year.
Over the years we have all done it. One year we made the family dog Toby do it tying the coal to a bag to his collar and the calling him from the other door.
We haven’t done the tradition in years but my nephews were up this year and my youngest nephew Oxford wanted to do it with me.
It was kinda a fun to rekindle an old tradition I haven’t done in over a decade.