A Blythe Yule an a Guid New Yeir tae yin an aa…Lang may yer lum reek wi ither fowk’s coal (Ulster-Scots)… A Happy Christmas and a Good New Year to one and all…Long may your chimney smoke with other people’s coal (English)…First footers on New Year traditionally brought a piece of coal, so if you had many friends you had much coal…Thus this greeting means..”May you have many friends”….
May the best ye hae iver seen be the warst ye’ll iver see.
May the moose ne’er lea yer girnal wi a tear-drap in its ee.
May ye aye keep hail an hertie till ye’re auld eneuch tae dee.
May ye aye juist be sae happie as A wush ye aye tae be.
May the best you have ever seen be the worst you will ever see.
May the mouse never leave your grain store with a tear drop in its eye.
May you always stay hale and hearty until you are old enough to die.
May you still be as happy as I always wish you to be.