Per the Trefological calendar:
the New Year does not officially begin until February the 1st.
December 31st is therefore considered a Pre-New Year event.
… So from all of me
to parts of you,
I wish you a happy and prosperous 31 day Pre-New Year.
Though mortal coil
will go down stairs
like the Slinky do —
As you still may be
connected to it
Our founder contemplates the future as a Christmas tree approaches from behind.