What do you do on New Year’s Eve? I admit I used to look forward to bringing in the New Year with wild abandon. That included being part of large parties, eating and drinking with friends and watching (on television) the 12-foot 11,875 pound Waterford crystal ball drop in New York City’s Times Square followed by fireworks and more fun. Did you know that this tradition started in 1907 and is still one of the largest celebrations in the world?!
However, now I enjoy keeping it casual, simple and shared with friends. I am always glad to have another year behind me as I look with cautious optimism anticipating the New Year. One of the most common traditions among all countries that celebrate New Year’s Eve is a toast. It is a time of reflection and a chance to celebrate what the future may bring. Here are a few toasts that you might consider when getting together with family and friends this holiday.
• I’m a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser. ~ Robert Paul.
• In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. ~ Traditional Irish toast
• The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
• Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. ~ Oprah Winfrey
• Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
• Here’s to the bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; Here’s to the things that are yet to come and to the memories that we hold. ~ Unknown
• Let us resolve to do the best we can with what we’ve got. ~ William Feather
• May your home always be too small to hold all your friends. ~ Irish toast
• Here’s to being single, drinking doubles and seeing triple. ~ Irish toast
• May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door. ~ Traditional Irish toast
• It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets. ~ William Thomas
• As you slide down the banisters of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way. ~ Anonymous
• You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. ~ Dr. Suess
• Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you. But your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others. ~ Unknown
• Cheers to you, cheers to me. Have a Happy New Year’s eve! ~ Anonymous
• On this New Year, be someone you yourself can admire. ~ Unknown
• Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow ye diet. ~ Unknown
• Here’s wishing you more happiness than all my words can tell, not just alone for New Year’s Eve but for all the year as well. ~ Unknown
FOOT TRAFFIC’S NEW YEAR TOAST
May you have a giving heart–be kind and never mean. As you step into the future, may all your socks be clean.
There is something about penguins that just make people smile. The way they waddle, swim and behave is just adorable. Penguins are extremely loveable not only because of their unusual shape, but their personalities are so fun. That is why they are found in so many zoos, aquariums and marine parks. They are the most social of all birds and hang around in large breeding groups called rookeries or colonies numbering in the tens of thousands. Each of the 18 different species has a distinctive communication system that is both vocal and uniquely different, enabling penguins to easily find their mates and their chicks. Penguins are found primarily in the Southern Hemisphere and spend 75% of their time in the sea. Foot Traffic has penguin socks for both men and women so add fun penguin socks to your winter wardrobe!
It’s the holidays and I am usually invited to a party or two and this year is no exception. I am attending a party in abeautiful home with very lovely people of all ages. I want to look stylish but not overdressed–simple and tasteful But honestly, I don’t want to spend money on a new outfit if I don’t have to. I am really trying to save money. However, with the right accessories, I can keep my expenses to a minimum and use legweas to make the look more interesting and fresh. Although I am looking forward to the party, I am already fretting about what to wear…hmmmmm
I think it will be a black dress that I found at a fabulous resale store, almost identical to the one above. The length is just at the knee and very simple. Textured hose would add that perfect amount of interest. Shoes TBD once I select the tights.
I have narrowed down my selection to the options on this page.
Which ones would you choose?
For the past 14 years, Pantone has identified a color that will most likely inspire the most influential designers and fashion enthusiasts. Many of us in the businesses of fashion, beauty, housewares, home and industrial design wait with eager anticipation to learn what color the Pantone Color Institute will select as the Color of the Year. Last year, 2014, it was a rich purple, Radiant Orchid. In 2013 it was Emerald Green. Both of these colors were strong with dramatic impact.
This year Pantone has selected Marsala, a soft wine-inspired earthy color.
According to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, “It’s a color that you can mix with what you already own. You can add just a touch of it. That’s the intent and purpose. It is not the color that swallows the world.”
It will be interesting to see how designers choose to integrate this unusual color in new ways. It is a much less dramatic color than in the past years and works best when paired with neutrals like grey, brown, taupe, black and khaki. What is more interesting is to look at the entire 2015 Pantone color palette and see Marsala in context of the other colors.
At Foot Traffic, we watch Pantone. As we do every year, we will look at the Color of the Year and see how it will work into our collections. We love color and are always interested in new ways to mix colors that best compliment men’s and women’s sock and legwear fashion and Marsala works with both.
Pantone works hard to provide color selection tools that designers can use to communicate internationally with their manufacturers. We use Pantone services and appreciate how they have expedited color communication. Whether you agree or not with Marsala as the Color of the Year choice for 2015, it provides an opportunity to talk about color and offer a response.
WHAT DO YOU THINK OF MARSALA?
Shopping for girlfriends, sisters, co-workers and BFFs can be so much fun but it can be stressful! At FOOT TRAFFIC, we can take the stress out of shopping by giving you ideas for your entire gift list. We know that everyone has different taste and different interests so that is why shopping for socks can solve all of your shopping needs. EVERYONE needs socks! Here are a few helpful tips.
NOVELTY SOCKS–If you are shopping for someone that you know really well, you will certainly find socks that match her hobbies and interests. From foodies to outdoor enthusiasts to divas, we have a wide selection of socks that will show her that you know her interests.
MICROFIBER FUZZY SOCKS-If you are not sure exactly what to get her, try the microfiber fuzzy socks. Everyone loves the comfy softness and all of the colors to choose from. The SLIPPER SOCKS in 10 different themes are also an easy “win” for you since they are all adorable.
3-PACK NO-SHOWS– If you have friends that are the athletic type, the three-pack no-shows are a perfect gift. They work great with athletic shoes and working out.
FLEECE OR COTTON TIGHTS AND LEGGINGS– If you are looking for a practical no-brainer, our fleece tights and leggings or our cotton tights and leggings are awesome. These best-sellers are so comfortable and great quality.
BASIC BLACK 3-PACK– This value pack is a great savings. It includes one each: Cotton, fleece and microfiber tights or leggings. Totally practical!
BOOT SOCKS– Who doesn’t love boot socks in the winter? We have added more designs to our collection, so check out our boot socks for your BFF. She will love you.
Whoever is on your gift list of girlfriends, get all of your shopping done with FOOT TRAFFIC. And, don’t forget to buy something for yourself! You deserve it for being such a great shopper!
I find it very easy to shop for all of my female friends and family. There are so many choices. However, for guy friends, shopping is tougher. They are not always that easy to shop for when it comes to finding something original. I have shopped for guys for years and have concluded the following about a gift :
Keep it basic and in his comfort zone
Keep it fun and make him laugh
He can eat it or drink it
I have found a perfect solution—socks! Although he can’t eat or drink socks, the other two qualifiers work. Guys wear socks and they love to have something different to wear, whether they are a “Tailored Tom”; “Funny Frank”; or “Woodsy Will.” Whoever you are buying for, guys will appreciate a fun pair of socks.
Good news about socks–socks will fit almost every foot and they are less that $10/pair!
So, stock up on Foot Traffic socks and give the guys on your shopping list socks that will fit his personality! You can’t go wrong.
A WHOLE DOT OF FUN! I have always loved polka dots and find them fun for any season. Whether you are planning your holiday attire and looking for fun legwear accessories, or you are seeking fun gift ideas, yo u can’t go wrong with polka dot socks. Polka dots are always hot and we have many fun polka dot ideas for all recipients. For “him” or “her”, we have items for everyone’s stockings this year.
Whether for yourself or a gift, add polka dots to your holiday list!
Who doesn’t love the smiling face of a cute snowman? Just look at the joy that Olaf brings to the movie Frozen!
Our FOOT TRAFFIC snowman may not be Olaf from Frozen, but our snowman face socks are pretty fun! The festive green and red stripes on your feet add just the right amount of holiday color with the surprise of a happy smiling snowman face at the ankle.
Whether you are enjoying the snow or a cold brisk day, your snowman socks will keep you nice and warm while adding a cheerful surprise to your feet. They look great when worn with booties, flats or open cut shoes. Entertain your office or family with a fun pair of holiday snowman socks!
I play a lot of tennis and I love to wear the FT no-shows. I don’t know about you, but when I wash my no-show socks in a somewhat large load of laundry, trying to find the mates once they come out of the dryer becomes a difficult chore. Either the socks stick to other items such as towels or sheets, or they just seem to disappear. I end up putting the strays in my sock drawer knowing that sooner or later, the mate will show up. This has left me with the option of selecting mismatched socks to wear when digging for a pair. I have become quite accustomed to the mismatch look and have grown fond of the creativity mismatching offers.
The Foot Traffic 3-packs no-shows offer a variety of colors that look great together so it does not matter if you can’t find the same mate—choose another color and you will add a bit of personality to your step. Whether you are playing tennis, walking the dog or just hanging out in your no-shows, mixing the colors is OK!
We continue to learn from our customers and have found that our no shows are great worn with boots when you don’t want a heavy sock or if you are wearing leggings. Go crazy and mix and match your no-shows. When you take your boots off, what a fun surprise to be seen wearing a bright colored mismatched pair of no-show socks!
Here are just a few options for mixing and matching. Check out our larger selection of 16 multi-pack no shows to mix and match. Have fun!
We all know that when the weather turns cold, so goes our feet! Keeping our toes warm is a must so whatever it takes to keep them warm, we do it!
For that reason, our FOOT TRAFFIC slipper socks top the list of “must-haves” this holiday season. New designs have been added to our selection to ensure that you have many fun choices.
GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR ALL OF THE LADIES ON YOUR LIST
Slipper socks are functional yet fun to give and fun to wear. Whether you give them as a stocking stuffer or as a fun gift, here are some people to remember as you check out our 10 slipper sock designs.
• House guests
• Sorority sisters
• Hospital gift
• Hostess gift
• Stocking Stuffer
• Secret Santa
• Grand daughter
And, most important of all, don’t forget to pick a pair for yourself!