In Germany four-leaf clovers, toad stool mushrooms, pigs, and chimney sweeps are symbols of luck and wealth for the New Year and are often given as gifts.
I hope everyone has a wonderful New Year's celebration. We are heading across the street to our neighbors. Good food, cocktails and fireworks seems like the perfect way to send off 2010 and greet 2011.
All the Best for the New Year (with luck, wealth & health) and Guten Rutsch!