It's just about 4am here, and I'm turning in. Many of you will be ringing in the new year soon. So for you all, I have symbolic gifts:
Coal for warmth — may your days be warm and bright.
Salt for health. Wishing you good health in the new year.
Bread for food. May you never go hungry.
coins for wealth.
whiskey for cheer. (Or for groupdrink, as the case may be.)
Happy New Year to all, and may 2014 be far far better than 2013 for all of us.