It's January 8th. We're over a week into 2019. Is it still appropriate to tell people "Happy New Year!" as you see them out and about? What about your boss and your co-workers that you see everyday?
Here's the thing: "Happy New Year" is one of those phrases you only need to say to each person once. You don't need to tell anyone - regardless of their relationship to you - "Happy New Year!" multiple times. I think we all know this, but hey, it's worth clarifying.
If that rule applies, all you have to do is tell each person in your life "Happy New Year," once, regardless of when you see them throughout the month of January. There's no official cutoff time for saying "Happy New Year." Except maybe the last week of January. We all know it's the new year by then, even though we're still writing "2018" when we have to jot the date down.
Also, one last, unofficial rule?
Stop telling people "Happy New Year" until you take your tree down. It's January 8th already! You can't embrace the future while reminiscing about the past! Time to pack up Christmas and embrace 2019!!!
Happy New Year from all of us here at NGEN. We love you a lot.