Sometimes I do it New Year’s Day. Sometimes I wait until the initial hubbub of the New Year has passed.
For a kitchen witch and anyone else who wants to do it, this magic is so easy that children can join in.
My ritual is simple and unadorned: I tend to make a new papercutting or two for my hutch every year at this time.
You can cut symbols to represent your wishes, and color the paper cutting, but none of that’s necessary. The important things to me are: 1) a new paper cutting represents a fresh new start in the New Year, as if I’m letting go of any past debris, and 2) the simple bit of crafting can be considered a house blessing.
The paper in these photos is just plain ol’ letter-size copy paper. Use paper bags, newspaper, magazines, origami paper, or any other paper you have on hand.
For more about papercutting, check out my blog https://www.outlawbunny.com/2011/12/29/paper-cutting-shelf-paper-hearth-blessing/ … My goodness, I wrote that five years ago. Time flies!
Happy new year!