Customs of Scotland Ornament
Greetings in Gaelic. The reverse side text is: "In Scotland religious services and quiet family gatherings dominate the celebration of Christ's birth. Hogmanay, New Year's Eve is a time for joyous revelry. At midnight church bells ring as people join hands and sing "Auld Lang Syne" in remembrance of friends past present. The first person to cross the threshold after midnight is called the first footer and traditionally brings gifts of coal, bread, money or salt to ensure the warmth, food and wealth for the coming year. The Scottish wisely believe that the year is best begun this way: rise early, pay your debts and borrow no more, dine well, and cheerfully resolve to work hard."