Greetings for the New Year are also a closing of the old year.
In this year's case, the latter is quickly done: “Dump it”.
That is accurate but lacking in emotion and too frugal, it misses what is important to us,
since we want to show people at the turn of the year that we have wished them well for the new year.
Lord Tennyson’s poetic words fit better as a warm-hearted New Year's greeting:
«Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'»
All the best and see you soon!